Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson Join Luke Cage Cast

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The Luke Cage cast is filling out while filming is underway on the first season of the series, the third of the Marvel Studios and Netflix collaborations. According to a report by Deadline, Theo Rossi has been cast as a villain on the series, while Rosario Dawson will reprise her role as Claire Temple. She played the character in season one of Daredevil, and also appeared in Jessica Jones, the second series (that has yet to air).

Mike Colter stars on the series as the titular Luke Cage, and will also first appear on Jessica Jones. In the Marvel Comics the TV shows are based on, Cage has been romantically linked to both Jones and Temple.

Deadline reports that Rossi will play "Shades" Alvarez, though it's unconfirmed at the moment. More importantly than being a former villain of Luke's, Shades is the father of Victor Alvarez, who in the comic books becomes the second "Power Man," training under Luke's off and on partner in crimefighting, Iron Fist.

If true, this won't be Rossi's first on screen brush with the law, as he is best known for his role on FX's Sons of Anarchy.

Luke Cage is filming in New York now for an expected Spring 2016 release.