Luke Cage Villain Confirmed to Return in Season 2

Luke Cage will soon be back in Marvel’s The Defenders

Mike Colter was an inspired casting choice as the title character in Marvel’s Luke Cage series, he’s embodied the comic book character in such a way that he has become a household name for a generation of superhero fans.

During the shows first season he’s faced down a whole host of exciting villains thanks to his impenetrable skin and superhuman strength. Those skills will be brought along with him as Cage teams up with Marvel’s The Defenders later this summer. After that it will be back to his own series for Season 2 where he’ll be facing off with a familiar villain once again.

In an interview with Parade, Theo Rossi spoke at length about his current and upcoming projects. Rossi is probably best remembered from his days on Sons of Anarchy, but his more recent role was on Luke Cage as the puppetmaster behind the scenes known as Shades. And it looks like Shades will be back once more to cause havoc for Cage in Season 2.

When asked whether he would be returning to the streets of Hell’s Kitchen for Luke Cage Season 2 he had this to say:

Luke Cage is going down, [we’re in] season two. We’re pretty excited, it’ll be nice to get back into the swing.

He went on to discuss his thoughts about being party of the Marvel show and the current state of Peak TV:

Now that I’m on Netflix with Marvel, and to be on the number one show on Netflix in Luke Cage, it’s like cable television 2.0. I’ve been very lucky and very fortunate in my decisions and in the people who wanted me to be with them with things like Sons and Luke Cage.

Rossi also spoke about what it felt like to return to his hometown of New York City:

It’s amazing. I had just finished in L.A. [filming Sons of Anarchy]. I had bought my house and decided I was moving back in season five of Sons of Anarchy. I knew that I was coming home here because of what had happened with superstorm Sandy, I knew that I wanted to be based here. It just so happens within months of me being here that Luke Cage came up. I honestly couldn’t ask to be in a better situation with the caliber of people I’m around. Walking on the streets that I skateboarded in and ran around doing graffiti in, it’s a pretty incredible feeling. There’s a memory on every street, on every block, and I get to be close to my family. It’s all perfect.

And while we may have to wait a while to see Colter return to his own show we will get to see Luke Cage on our screens again this August 18th in Marvel’s The Defenders, you can even catch a glimpse of him right now in two new motion posters:


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