Marvel has just cast Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Moon Over Parador, Brothers & Sisters) to play the role of Soledad Temple, mother of Rosario Dawson‘s Claire Temple in the upcoming Netflix show Luke Cage. We first met Claire in Daredevil, and she made a brief appearance in the just-released Jessica Jones. We’ve known for a while that Claire will be returning for Luke Cage, and Dawson even told us we might be seeing one of her relatives show up in an interview earlier this month. This news could mean that Claire could be playing a much bigger role in Luke Cage than she did in either of the previous Netflix shows.
Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb had this to say about Braga joining Luke Cage:
“A character as strong as Claire needs an equally powerful mother, and with Sonia we found the perfect actress to deliver the stellar performance we needed. In ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage,’ fans will now get a chance to see where Claire got the fire we love her for.”
Luke Cage is expected to premiere on Netflix in Summer 2016.