Sweet Christmas! Luke Cage finally getting some TV-show love

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 16, 2012

Lots of people have tried to lift the once-and-future Power Man from the comic-book pages: Actors like Transformers' Tyrese Gibson and Old Spice's Isaiah Mustafa have campaigned to play the Hero for Hire, while John Singleton was jockeying to direct. Now he's finally going to get to walk and talk.

Thing is, Luke Cage is going to be a recurring character on Disney's new Ultimate Spider-Man. And he's going to be a teenager.

According to Gary Marsh, the president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, Spidey will roll into action with Nick Fury's S.H.I.E.L.D. team, who will include Power Man, Iron Fist, Nova and White Tiger.

If you look closely at this trailer, which played at Disney's D23 conference this past summer, you can catch a quick glimpse of the team:

None of the voice actors have been revealed for this new S.H.I.E.L.D. team, but here's the lineup for the major roles: Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) voices Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies) is Nick Fury, J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man) is J. Jonah Jameson, Stan Lee is Stan the Janitor, Clark Gregg (Thor, The Avengers) is Agent Coulson and Steven Weber (Wings) voices Norman Osborn.

Ultimate Spider-Man is set to premiere on April 1.

(Via Star News Online)

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