Netflix cancelled Luke Cage and the rest of its Marvel lineup, and ever since fans of the shows have been wondering whether or not Disney will give these shows new life elsewhere or create another show for these characters to return. If it did, would Mike Colter and others be willing to return to these characters for new adventures?
Mike Colter spoke with critics after a Television Critics Association's summer press tour panel for his upcoming CBS series Evil, and discussed how he's feeling about a potential return as Harlem's hero. CinemaBlend's Nick Venable was there to hear Colter's thoughts, which make clear it largely depends on what the next chapter of Luke Cage entails.
Mike Colter doesn't sound disinterested in Luke Cage's future, but it seems like he's interested in seeing what's next for the character before outright stating he's up to return. Colter added the struggle of technically "starting from scratch" which is a reference to the required period of time Marvel has to wait following cancellation before new seasons of shows can be created is also a hurdle. It would definitely be some work to get that cast and crew together, as ultimately some actors may be on to other things by the time Luke Cage would even be available to return.
In the meantime, Mike Colter is enjoying his new gig on Evil, which requires a less strenuous workout routine. Colter plays a priest-in-training named Luke Acosta in the upcoming CBS series, which Colter explained comes with a different on-screen presence that he found refreshing after playing a bad ass on Luke Cage for two seasons.
Mike Colter's Acosta will team up with psychologist Dr. Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers) to investigate supernatural incidents. It's the new and different type of role he seems invigorated by, and if he's still feeling that way if Luke Cage is available again, it's possible he won't sacrifice any time he'd commit to Evil to go back to Luke Cage. Ultimately he seems committed to "wait and see" how things develop, and in the meantime is happy where he's at now.
Luke Cage is still cancelled, but audiences can see Mike Colter in CBS' Evil when it premieres Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Stick with CinemaBlend for more updates on what's happening with Marvel's former Netflix heroes, and for the latest news in the world of television and movies.
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