Deadline have announced that Sons of Anarchy actor Theo Rossi will be playing Victor “Shades” Alvarez in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix-exclusive Luke Cage series.
The site also confirmed that Rosario Dawson will reprise her role as Claire Temple in the series, which is set to begin filming later this year. Dawson had already been confirmed as appearing in the AKA Jessica Jones Netflix series as well.
Neither of these announcements have been confirmed by Marvel, so take them with a pinch of salt until they’re 100% confirmed, but Alvarez would be a logical addition to the cast, given the shared origin of both he and Luke Cage (Mike Colter). Shades debuted alongside Cage back in 1972 in the first issue of Heroes for Hire, and the pair have clashed on more than one occasion over their comic book history.
So, what do you think about the latest casting news, and where does the Luke Cage series rank on your anticipation scale?