We officially have confirmation! Misty Knight is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and will be making her debut in Luke Cage.
Simone Missick has been confirmed for the role, according to TVLine. Missick was announced for the series, but her character was called “Missy” and not “Misty”.
Yeah. Most fans saw through that as well.
Marvel’s TV chief, Jeph Loeb talked about Missick in the role: “We know fans have waited years to see Misty Knight brought to life, so we had to find the right actress. Simone blew us away with her performance as the strong-willed cop on a mission.”
Personally, I’m just thrilled to see someone as badass as Misty on the screen.
In the comics, Knight was an NYPD officer who lost her arm in a bomb explosion. She later got a new bionic one, which gave her superhuman strength. Even though she left the force, she still tried to help out.
She joined Luke Cage and Danny Rand’s business called Heroes for Hire. I feel like the business model could be accurately described based on the name. Also in the comics, she has been in an on-off romance with Danny Rand aka Iron Fist (who is the fourth character for the Netflix/Marvel solo series).
In Luke Cage, she is a Harlem police detective determined to learn the truth about the titular character.
The show is described as this: “After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (The Good Wife‘s Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern-day Harlem. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.”
Can we get a hell yes? I can’t wait to see Luke Cage.