Followed by Charlie Cox’s MCU debut, fans were expecting to see more street-level vigilantes making their way into the cinematic universe. One of these characters also includes Mike Colter as Luke Cage. The Fatale star portrayed the Marvel character since 2015 and joined The Defenders in 2017. The Daredevil actor has already made several MCU appearances and is also set to star in a Disney+ show. So fans are expecting that his fellow defender will also follow him.
The internet is already filled up with rumors of Jessica Jones being the next character to make her way into the cinematic universe. Fans are also expecting to see the Luke Cage actor in the MCU. However, Colter does not seem too excited about that.
Mike Colter on Returning as Luke Cage
Mike Colter was first introduced as Luke Cage in the first season of Netflix’s Jessica Jones. He went on to star in his own Netflix series, Luke Cage, and portrayed the character for two years. The show concluded in June 2018 and fans have been waiting for his return.
However, the Black and Blue star does not seem too eager to come back as the super-powered defender. While promoting his new film, Plane, he was asked if he is “keeping himself in the Luke Cage shape” in case he gets a call from “Marvel to come back.”
The actor said that he likes to stay in shape and does not think about “Luke Cage opportunities.” Talking about his comeback, Colter said, “It’s one of those things where it’s in the rearview mirror at this point. If somehow I get a call, my dance card is kind of full. But if I get a call, something happens, great. I had a good time.”
He also said that he would be “more than happy” to see someone else taking over the character as he has been “living on for a long time.” Mike Colter said fans will see Luke Cage in the future, and he is glad to have the opportunity to portray the character for them.
While the Extinction actor did not seem too excited about his return, fans are still expecting to see him back as Power Man. They started discussing how he would have been “practicing to say this” just so that he does not reveal any confidential information.
Mike Colter Doesn’t Know What’s Happening at Marvel Studios
Previously the Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter shared an Instagram story with Mike Colter. This led to rumors about the duo starring in an MCU project. However, during an interview with The View, he explained the truth behind Ritter’s Instagram story.
He said that both of them live really close and “bumped into each other at a strawberry patch.” The Carter actor claimed that they met while hanging out with their kids. Colter said that he loved working with the Nightbooks star, but he has no idea about what is happening at Marvel Studios.
“I don’t know what’s happening with Marvel. I, you know, I loved working with her and really don’t know anything other than that. That’s it,” Mike Colter said.
Although he explained what really went on behind Ritter’s Instagram story, fans once again discussed how this could also be another attempt at not releasing any confidential information. They are still expecting to see Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter back as Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, respectively.
Marvel’s Luke Cage is available to stream on Disney+.