Spoiler Warning: There are potential spoilers for Luke Cage below!
The first season of Luke Cage is currently in production in New York, and we’ve already seen set photos make their way online, teasing both the villains of the show, as well as the titular character himself, Luke Cage. While most of the cast has already been confirmed for the series, there are sure to be a few surprises still unannounced. For example, the most recent set of photos featuring Mike Colter in the title role seemed to confirm the addition of Frankie Faison to the cast, in a role that is presumingly that of Pops. Now, thanks to a new report from Latino-Review, it looks as though Faison’s casting isn’t the only surprise in store.
According to Latino-Review, actor David Tennent was spotted on the set of Luke Cage. While they have no photos of him on set, this wouldn’t be the first cast member from one of the other Netflix shows to apparently make their way to Luke Cage. If you’ll recall, an earlier report from a user on Reddit indicated we’d see the return of Madame Gao (Wai Ching Ho). Still, it’s a bit surprising that Tennant’s Purple Man will be featured in Luke Cage after Jessica Jones.
For those unaware, Killgrave a.k.a The Purple Man, is the reason Jessica Jones gives up the superhero life. He controlled her for months, and mentally abused her, leading to a traumatic experience for the character – one that’ll we’ll be sure to see her deal with in the upcoming Jessica Jones series when it hits Netflix on November 20th. The reason his appearance in Luke Cage is surprising is because Marvel hasn’t typically brought back a villain for a second appearance. In fact, we still haven’t received confirmation that Vincent D’Onofrio will be returning for the second season of Daredevil as Wilson Fisk.
As of right now, there are no set photos to prove Tennant’s involvement with the production, so take this as a rumor for the time being.
Jessica Jones will hit Netflix on November 20th, while Luke Cage is expected to hit the streaming platform in 2016.