Luke Cage, Netflix’s new Marvel series, is the third installment to the four-part comic book based series, and has recently added none other than Sons of Anarchy alum Theo Rossi (Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz). Theo will portray a character named Shades, AKA Alvarez, though he was originally cast to portray a different character by the name of “Sonny”.
Shades is Luke Cage’s well known enemy, as well as a career criminal. He was born and raised in Harlem, NY – not far off from Theo Rossi’s hometown of Staten Island, NY. Shades acquired his name quite simply; he’s always preferred to wear a pair of designer sunglasses, which became his trademark in the Marvel world. While he possesses the normal human strength of a man his age, Shades engages in exercise to maintain his fighting stature.
Check out Netflix’s Marvel Luke Cage teaser trailer below – and by teaser, we mean teaser – and tell us in the comments what you envision Theo Rossi will do with the character of Shades. Are you anticipating the show’s arrival to Netflix?