Marvel in Confusion At First ‘Luke Cage’ Set Photo of ‘Diamondback’
Both Daredevil and Jessica Jones took a low-key approach to costuming its heroes and villains, Luke Cage included, but a Harlem change of scenery appears to have brought some interesting design out of the woodwork. Get your first look at Erik LaRay Harvey suited up as Marvel villain “Diamondback” squaring off with the hero for hire!
It’s difficult to say exactly what we’re seeing in the newly-released set photos, though Boardwalk Empire star Harvey’s role as Willis Stryker clearly takes a turn at some point, to suit up in a unique helmet and jumpsuit evocative of his comic namesake. In the comics at least, Willis Stryker serves as a childhood friend of Cage’s and later a knife-wielding rival.
Thus far of Netflix’s Luke Cage, we know that Sons of Anarchy vet Theo Rossi will play “Shades” Alvarez, alongside Mahershala Ali’s Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Alfre Woodard’s Mariah Dillard, Frank Whaley’s Detective Rafael Scarfe and Simone Missick’s Misty Knight. Additionally, Rosario Dawson is confirmed to her reprise her role as Claire Temple for a more significant arc.
Star Mike Colter has also previously spoken to the musicality and flashbacks of the series, which Cheo Hodari Coker will showrun. We’ll also likely meet Iron Fist toward the end of the season as well, but stay tuned for more news of Luke Cage’s September 30 premiere!