Reports That Jessica Jones And Luke Cage Have Been Cast (Updated)


UPDATE – Marvel has made it official that Krysten Ritter is playing Jessica Jones.

Deadline, the same folks who told us Benedict Cumberbatch was going to be Doctor Strange six weeks prior to the announcement, has another Marvel Studios casting coup. They are reporting that both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have been chosen for their upcoming Netflix series. Krysten Ritter will be playing the ex-hero turned P.I. with PTSD while Mike Colter will be Power Man.

Ritter comes from a comedy background having recently starred in ABC’s Don’t Trust The B…. In Apartment 23 but has also had some serious turns including a role on Breaking Bad and as a killer for hire with a split personality on The Blacklist.

MikeColterColter has had recurring roles on both The Following and The Good Wife. He is expected to appear in the Jessica Jones series before spinning off into a Luke Cage series.

[Source: Deadline]

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