Published On: Tue, Dec 22nd, 2015

Mike Colter talks ‘Luke Cage’ Krysten Ritter showing up, Kilgrave influence

Netflix has struck gold with Marvel shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. The next one, Luke Cage, centers on Mike Colter’s character who was introduced during Jessica Jones.

Speaking to Nerdist, Colter acknowledged the unlikelihood that Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones herself would carry over (at least initially), rather picking back up months later with Luke in his native Harlem, still reeling from the battle with David Tennant’s Kilgrave.

Mike Colter will go from "The Good Wife" to the star of Marvel's "Luke Cage"

Mike Colter will go from “The Good Wife” to the star of Marvel’s “Luke Cage”

“I  think when you catch up with Luke, you’ll still feel the residue of Kilgrave, and right away you’ll feel that this guy is coming from that world, starting up however many months after that series. It’s going to feel very present and very in the moment. Given where he came from and how he evolved, it’s going to be a renaissance story. You’ll see Luke Cage in many different phases and ultimately, you’re going to find out a lot more about him as a person and a man. When you find him again, he’s trying to rebuild his life and get it all back together.”

Colter continued, explaining the reluctance of the hero.

“[What happened in Jessica Jones] took a lot out of him—a lot happened in a short amount of time and he’s trying to regain his composure and figure out what to do with himself next. Because that was not something he signed up for.”

Speaking with Vulture he revealed that fans will be learning more about his character and where he came from.

“It’s not a total departure from where we were with the Jessica Jones series, but it is more about him as a person. He’s growing into himself and trying to figure out who he is as a superhero. Once he learns who he is, he will be able to use his powers and give back,” said Colter.

Not much is revealed with how the series will play out but it’s speculated that Luke’s best friend from the comics, Iron Fist, will be making an appearance.

Luke Cage is scheduled to premiere in 2016 on Netflix.

Luke Cage photo Mike Colter

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