Rosario Dawson to Appear as Claire Temple on Marvel/Netflix's Luke Cage

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 - 1:32PM
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Wednesday, 02 September 2015 - 1:32PM
Rosario Dawson to Appear as Claire Temple on Marvel/Netflix's Luke Cage
Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple/Night Nurse is going to be a significant presence in Marvel's growing television universe. After appearing in Daredevil to positive fan reception, she was set to reprise the role in Jessica Jones, and now Deadline has confirmed that she will also appear in Marvel/Netflix's Luke Cage.

Dawson's character in Daredevil was a composite of the Marvel Comics characters Claire Temple and the superhero Night Nurse. Claire Temple was primarily a love interest for Luke Cage, while Night Nurse was a Daredevil ally who once took care of Elektra. Now, it looks like the television version of Temple could potentially fulfill both of these roles, as she will return for Daredevil's second season, which will also feature Elektra. 

It would be an interesting wrinkle if she were a love interest for Luke Cage, as she was shown to be somewhat involved with Matt Murdock in the first season, but as he is rumored to have upcoming entanglements with both Elektra and Karen Page, it probably still makes sense that Dawson's character will become involved with Luke Cage.

Deadline also reported that Theo Rossi, best known for his role as Juice on Sons of Anarchy, will appear on Luke Cage in an unspecified role. His role is rumored to be the Marvel villain Shades, a fellow inmate with Luke Cage and his sworn enemy, described as "relentless and menacing, smooth and manipulative, street smart and controlling."

Jessica Jones comes out on Netflix in late 2015, followed by Luke Cage and Daredevil season two in 2016, and then an Iron Fist series and a Defenders miniseries.
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