Two more actors have joined Marvel series Luke Cage.
The Netflix series has cast Theo Rossi in a series regular role. Deadline also reports Rosario Dawson will appear on the series as her Daredevil character Claire Temple.
Luke Cage stars Mike Colter as the titular hero in the third Marvel series on the streaming service. Cage was wrongly accused man who gains super strength through a botched experiment and escapes prison. Upon his escape Cage becomes a hero for hire.
Rossi’s character was called “Sonny” in the casting breakdown. He described as a ruthless and street smart criminal. Making him a major threat is his ability to manipulate others added to his cruelty. The speculation is Rossi’s character is actually DC comics villain Shades, a well known criminal and known Luke Cage enemy
Dawson plays Claire Temple, a nurse who is introduced in Daredevil as an ally for the blind crime fighter. Her character is a combination of DC Comics characters Night Nurse and Claire Temple. The character will appear, alongside Colter’s Luke Cage, will appear on Jessica Jones. Interestingly, comic book character Clarie Temple is a love interest of Luke Cage.
Alfre Woodard has also been cast on the drama series.
Cheo Hodari Coker will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Rossi is known for playing fan favorite character Juice on FX drama Sons of Anarchy. His other credits include Grey’s Anatomy and Alcatraz. He will next be seen in 2016 film Low Riders.