New Villain and Hero for Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2 Have Been Identified and Cast
The first season of Luke Cage was another well received addition to the Netflix-based sector of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its blaxploitation-inspired style mixed with modern issues and themes gave a take on the superhero genre that has not been seen before. While soon Luke Cage will return to Netflix, alongside Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Danny Rand in the Defenders, it has been confirmed that Cage will receive a second installment of his solo series. Now, we have confirmation on who the Luke Cage season 2 villain will be, as well as a new hero, and who has been cast in the roles.
As announced by Marvel, both Mustafa Shakir and Gabrielle Dennis have been cast to portray the two new roles in Luke Cage season 2. Shakir, best known for his work on the series The Night Of, will be playing the new villain John McIver, who Luke Cage comic readers will know as the crime boss Bushmaster. Gabrielle Dennis has been confirmed to portray Tilda Johnson, who comic readers will recognize as the secret identity of vigilante Nightshade. This character has a bit of an anti-hero edge in the comics, so fans can likely expect a bit of rivalry, or maybe even conflict between her character and Luke Cage.
It will be interesting to see how Luke Cage season 2 plays out, not just with these new characters, but also seeing Luke Cage’s time in Harlem after the impact of being a part of the Defenders team. What do you guys think about this new Luke Cage season 2 villain and hero casting? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Netflix series news, such as the newly announced Sense8 two-hour finale special, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!
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