Theo Rossi Luke Cage

Sons of Anarchy Vet Theo Rossi Joins Marvel's Luke Cage as [Spoiler]

Sons of Anarchy‘s Theo Rossi is on the wrong side of the law again.

The actor has joined the cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage in the series-regular role of Shades (AKA Alvarez), a career criminal and a nemesis to Mike Colter’s titular superhero, per Deadline. Rossi is coming off of a seven-season run as bandit biker (with a heart of gold) Juice.

Additionally, Rosario Dawson is set to reprise her Daredevil role of Claire Temple in the forthcoming Netflix series. The pair join previously announced cast member Alfre Woodard (as Black Mariah). 

Luke Cage is part of the Marvel/Netflix team-up that kicked off last April with Daredevil, continues with Marvel’s Jessica Jones (starring Krysten Ritter), also gives Iron Fist his own show and culminates in a miniseries event that reimagines The Defenders, Marvel’s dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

Cheo Hodari Coker (NCIS: LA, Southland) will serve as the show’s executive producer and showrunner.

Marvel’s Luke Cage will bow in 2016.

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4 Comments
  1. yurie says:

    Why did they pick Mike Colter over Terry Crews? Was it because of B99? :-(

    • Arek says:

      Well, they likely saw the casting sessions, and made an informed decision ;)

    • Homodrome says:

      because Crews is nearly 50 and as such is too old to play Luke Cage through his origins or as a love interest for Jessica Jones. Further, Crews is very much a comedy actor who has a full time job with B99, kids, a writing career and a wife.

      Just cause Crews is a bald back dude with a physique of Cage from the comics, doesn’t mean he’d be the right fit for the character who will largely become known for this role if the show is a success (which it will be lets be honest.

  2. Lori says:

    Can’t wait , good cast so far.