Netflix adds 2 new names to the Luke Cage and Jessica Jones short lists

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Nov 20, 2014

Two more names have been added to the shortlist of actors being considered to play Luke Cage and Jessica Jones in Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming superhero series.

According to Deadline, you can now add the name of The Divide star Marin Ireland -- whose schedule has cleared up since her TV drama was canceled -- to those of  Krysten Ritter, Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer and Arrow’s Jessica De Gouw as possible Jessica Jones.

The site also claims that Marvel and Netflix are also eying a relative newcomer named Cleo Anthony for the role of the Hero for Hire. He joins Lance Gross and Mike Colter on the shortlist.

Cleo Anthony’s acting credits range from playing “Dauntless Patrol #1” in Divergent and a few roles in NCISTransparent and Trophy Wife. He does look the part (as you guys can see below), but does he have what it takes (see: the acting chops) to star in a couple of Jessica Jones episodes (maybe six or seven) as well as headline his very own 13-part series before heading to The Defenders? Well, it's been done before, and by little-known and experienced actors, on different TV series, so why not? If dude got what it takes ...

So, what do you guys think about Marin Ireland and Cleo Anthony being eyed for the roles of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage?

(Deadline via Comic Book Movie)