Exclusive: Misty Knight To Appear In Neflix's Luke Cage

Marvel's Mercedes "Misty" Knight, the police officer-turned-superhero, will make her live-action debut on Netflix's Luke Cage.

Sources for ComicBook.com have confirmed that Misty Knight will appear in Netflix's Luke Cage television series. When we meet her, she'll be a New York City police detective, who reluctantly partners up with Luke Cage (Mike Colter).

We reached out to Marvel for confirmation and were told the company has no comment.

In the comics, Misty Knight was a decorated New York police officer whose life dramatically changed when her right arm was seriously injured during a bomb attack. Her act of bravery did not go unnoticed as Tony Stark supplied Misty with a bionic arm. However, the NYPD wanted to assign Misty to a desk-job so she resigned instead. At this point, her best buddy Colleen Wing talked Misty into starting a private investigation firm together, Nightwing Restorations. She then encounters Heroes For Hire, a superhero partnership consisting of Luke Cage/Power Man and Danny Rand/Iron Fist, who would eventually become the love of her life.

Misty is a highly-skilled martial artist who is proficient in hand-to-hand combat and has near perfect aim. Her bionic arm made of Vibranium is super-strong, giving her a vice-like grip, but because the rest of her body is ordinary she does have limitations as to how much she can lift.

The cast includes Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Alfre Woodard as Minetta, Theo Rossi as Shades Alvarez and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.

Luke Cage is filming in NYC now, for a likely 2016 release.

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  1. Yaya Dacosta would make a perfect Misty Knight.

  2. Fascinating how they addressed a problem that The Six Million Dollar man never did. If the bionic limbs are attached to flesh and blood, the human body could never support large amounts of weight. If you have a bionic arm, and you tried to pick up a super heavy object, the arm would rip itself off your body.

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    Figured she would show up in at least Iron Fist's show but more than happy to see her this soon and showing her origin, hope she gets the bionic arm.

  3. I agree with Anonymous 11414. They should go the I, Robot route. The arm should incorporate into the shoulder /chest/back area to support the weight of heavy objects. It's an interesting idea, though. Looking forward to all the Netflix Marvel shows. REALLY looking forward to seeing what they do with Iron Fist! I'm being a fanboy here, but I'd like to see Shang-chi. I've always been a fan of that character. He would be AWESOME on Marvel/Netflix! 

  4. If it's true that's great news!!! I really hope she has her afro though. I know most black people think it's out of fashion but I personally think it's crazy hot on a women!! Also I'm trilled that they're apparently doing an origin story, hers is one of the most simple yet dramatic origin marvel has. I can't possible imagine what it'll be like to lose an arm! I'd probably be scared and chocked yet I'd have to accept it truly happened. Damn they gonna need an amazing actress!

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