Ever since it was confirmed that Misty Knight (Simone Missick) would be appearing in the first season of Luke Cage, fans have been wondering when we’d see Colleen Wing. Well, it now appears as though we won’t have to wait much longer. Along with the folks over at That Hashtag Show, who were the first to report the casting of Finn Jones as Iron Fist, as well as the first batch of production details, we’re able to reveal a few more roles being cast for the series, including one that is all but confirmed to be Colleen Wing.
Character Name: DEVON
25 – 30 yrs old, male, please submit Asian, East Indian, Pacific Islander, etc., handsome, effortlessly-powerful, an intelligent, thoughtful warrior.
PLEASE NOTE IF TALENT HAS MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING / EXPERIENCE. (Series Regular.)
Character Name: CHRISTINE
25 – 30 yrs old, female, Asian, New York toughness mixed with a businesswoman savvy, a good heart, but with many secrets.
PLEASE NOTE IF TALENT HAS MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING / EXPERIENCE (Series Regular.)
Character Name: WALTER
30 — 35 yrs old, male, Caucasian, intelligent and insecure, brilliant in the office but has a ruthless streak. (Series Regular.)
Character Name: JODY
25 – 30 yrs old, female, Caucasian, highly-educated, logical, compassionate. (Series Regular.)
Now, it’s worth noting that, having seen audition videos for both Jody and Walter, we as a team all agree that Jody is meant to be a code name for Joy Meachum and Walter is meant to be a stand-in for Ward Meachum. As for Devon, we’re assuming that is Davos, with Christine obviously meant to be Colleen. (Side note: We originally thought Walter was meant to be a stand-in for Wendell (in flashbacks), however, after seeing the audition videos, it became evident that it wasn’t.) We’ve included a bit of the dialogue from the Jody and Walter auditions below.
A bit of dialogue from the Jody audition tape:
“I’m in a meeting.”
“The vote’s in an hour. Will we have the pleasure of your company?”
“Move it to Wednesday?”
“It is Wednesday.”
“Move it to next Wednesday.”
(Hard to understand.)
“Look, I can either remind you that my name’s on the side of this building, or I can puke on your shoes. Which one’s gonna get rid of you quicker?”[On Phone] “Amy, be a doll and get me an egg & cheese sandwich… and a gallon of coffee. No, no, no, he doesn’t need anything. He’s just leaving.”
And here’s a snippet of the dialogue from one the Walter audition tapes, which we believe to be for Ward Meachum:
“When were you gonna tell me?”
“Tell you what?”
“That you were bringing Dylan (stand in for Danny) into the company.”
“I wouldn’t call it bringing him in, he’s getting an office.”
“And a salary, and a board seat, I imagine.”
“His name is on the building, what would you recommend I do?”
“Distract him. Non-voting board seat. Stick him in one of the buildings out in Brooklyn. Assign him one of the startups, preferably, the one run by the woman with the long legs.”
Along with the character breakdowns above and bits of the audition dialogue used for two of those characters, we also stumbled upon yet another audition – this time for a character named Sylvan. In the audition video for Sylvan, it appears as though he’s talking to Danny. However, while the character appears to be a doctor at first, as the conversation continues, it appears that the character is another patient.
Here’s a bit of dialogue from that audition:
“Hm. There you are.”
“Where am I?”
“You are at Rast Psychiatric Hospital.”
“How’d I get here?”
“The same way that most people get here, you exhibited behavior that concerned people.”
“I don’t belong here.”
“That is usually the first thing that people say.”
“No, I mean it.”
“And the second thing.”
“Can you loosen these straps?”
“That – That I’m afraid that I can’t do just yet. Word is you like to put up a fight.”
“I’m not dangerous.”
“They had a fellow down the hall say the exact same thing just before he bit the doctor’s nose off.”
“I have to get out of here.”
“I know how disoriented you can be to wake up and find yourself in a place like this, but trust me, we’re here to help. And I think I know exactly how. You need to kill yourself.”
With Iron Fist set to kick off production in April, it’s more than likely we’ll begin hearing official news from Marvel over the coming weeks. For now, we can all just be excited that there’s definite movement on the project – a project that was once rumored to be in jeopardy.