Deadline reports that we’ll be getting another heroine thrown into the mix for Netflix/Marvel’s television superhero universe. They are confirming previous reports that Misty Knight will appear in the Luke Cage series, and add that actress Simone Missick will play her. Knight is very likely another candidate to join the ranks for The Defenders series.
Misty was a supporting character in the Power Man and Iron Fist solo/team-up comics alongside her private detective partner Colleen Wing. She was originally a police detective who is given a bionic arm after a bomb explosion, after being saddled with a desk job, she becomes a private detective and this is where she works alongside Luke Cage and Danny Rand.
She’d eventually become romantically involved with Danny, at the time an interracial couple in comics ruffled feathers.
We hope that Wing also makes an appearance in these shows, as the more heroines in these gritty shows the better. As it’s the perfect setting for characters like Elektra, Misty, and Colleen. We’ve already made our case to include these characters in the Netflix shows. The two would get their own series titled Daughters of The Dragon, please Marvel make this a series down the line! Because, these characters could easily support their own adventures, similar to Elektra and Punisher.
Also, Sons of Anarchy star Toni Rossi has joined the cast as a villain, who Deadline claim will be Victor Alvarez aka Shades. A fellow prison inmate at Seagate, who becomes a major villain alongside his partner Comanche. There’s no word if Comanche will apart of the series, but if Shades is there’s a strong chance he will too as they’ll need to populate Seagate with familiar criminals from the comics.
Luke Cage is expected to drop sometime in 2016 on Netflix.