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Meet your new Luke Cage

By Lisa Respers France, CNN
updated 7:46 PM EST, Tue December 23, 2014
Vin Diesel alluded to Marvel's "Inhumans" in <a href='https://www.facebook.com/VinDiesel/photos/a.10150844693113313.461646.89562268312/10153044404438313/?type=1' target='_blank'>a Facebook photo</a>, suggesting that he wants a role in the film. Or maybe he's already been cast. He's not the only one making superhero casting news. Vin Diesel alluded to Marvel's "Inhumans" in a Facebook photo, suggesting that he wants a role in the film. Or maybe he's already been cast. He's not the only one making superhero casting news.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mike Coulter is best known for "Halo: Nightfall"
  • He will star in "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones"
  • Krysten Ritter will play Jessica Jones

(CNN) -- Marvel is the gift that just keeps on giving.

Fresh on the heels of the announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch has been officially cast as Doctor Strange, there is news that Mike Colter will portray Luke Cage in the Netflix series "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones."

Colter, best known for starring in the Xbox original series "Halo: Nightfall" and appearances on "The Good Wife" and "American Horror Story: Coven," will join actress Krysten Ritter, who will play Jessica Jones.

The fictional character of Cage first appeared in the Marvel comics and is a superhero also known as "Power Man." According to Marvel.com: "After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. "

"Fans have longed to see Luke Cage and in Mike we've found the perfect actor," Jeph Loeb, executive producer and Marvel's head of television, is quoted as saying on the site. "Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in 'Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones,' and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos."

Meanwhile, "Doctor Strange" director Scott Derrickson teased fans of that film by tweeting an image of Cumberbatch as the character with the Talking Heads lyric "Strange but not a stranger."

The Netflix series"Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones" is set to premiere in 2015.

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