Word is making its way around the Internet today that Frank Whaley has joined the cast of Netflix‘s upcoming Marvel series Luke Cage. Whaley is another great addition to the cast that includes Mike Colter in the lead as Luke Cage, Alfre Woodard as Minetta, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Theo Rossi as Shades, and Rosario Dawson reprises her Daredevil role. There’s a lot of talent in this cast and Whaley’s addition continues the trend. What role might Whaley be playing?
Word is that Whaley will be playing Detective Scarfe, a recurring role in the series that could bleed over into the Iron Fist series that will follow. Scarfe was Misty Knight’s partner on the force, and was there for her when she lost her arm. His connection to Luke Cage and Iron Fist comes from that relationship and when he acts as a go-between for the Heroes for Hire and the police. Luke often turned over any criminals he stopped to the Detective. I imagine that relationship will continue in the television series.
What do you think of this casting news?