Welcome to MIKE COLTER ONLINE @ mike-colter.com a website dedicated to American actor Mike Colter. Best known for his role on the Netflix alter ego LUKE CAGE and also JESSICA JONES & THE DEFENDERS, Mike is currently starring in the Paramount Plus show EVIL as David Acosta. Mike has also appeared in THE GOOD WIFE, THE GOOD FIGHT, RINGER and in the films MEN IN BLACK II, SOUTH OF HEAVEN, & I'M CHARLIE WALKER. This site aims to bring you the most up-to-date information on Mike's career. Do not expect candids to be posted as this site supports Mike's wishes for privacy. To read what will or won't be posted, feel free to read this site's Candids policy.
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Mike’s Show “Evil” Renewed for Season 4

It’s official, Mike’s show EVIL has been renewed for season four. Mike plays the part of priest-to-be David Acosta. Not sure what this might mean for his possible return to LUKE CAGE given Paramount Plus and Disney+ are competing streaming services, but we can dream. Given what we’ve seen with he and Krysten Ritter recently hanging out together one can assume the obvious. Or at least a possibility of the obvious.

Evil’s future beyond season 3 confirmed by Paramount+

Deeper into the supernatural world we go?

Evil season 4 has been given the go-ahead by Paramount+.

This supernatural chiller premiered its third season just last month, bringing back Katja Herbers’ forensic psychologist Dr Kristen Bouchard and Mike Colter’s experimental priest-in-waiting David Acosta.

The streaming service’s president of original scripted series Nicole Clemens shared in a statement (via TVLine): “We couldn’t be more excited to be terrified by what Robert and Michelle [King] create for season four with our outstanding cast bringing it to life.”

Evil is in stellar company when it comes to recommissioned TV this year. Apple TV+ wonder Severance landed a second season, Netflix’s Heartstopper has a second and third in the making, and Prime Video’s diabolical comic book saga The Boys will be back for a fourth.

When the show was first announced, Colter himself commented on its parallels with modern America.

“The country is full of people who have very strong opinions about religion and politics,” he said. “What we’re trying to do is to open a discussion between everyone so that, regardless of how you feel, having a strong opinion doesn’t mean you can’t listen. If you can listen, then you might be able to learn something.”

Co-creator Michelle King went on to acknowledge the pertinence of Evil’s central theme: two people can fundamentally disagree with each other but still respect and listen.

“What we liked about the show is the ability to show two people with very different ideas about the spiritual. Someone’s who’s truly sceptical and someone who is a true believer,” she said.

“We like the idea of them being able to express their feelings and listen to each other respectfully and yet have a dialogue.”

Evil streams in the US on Paramount+.

SOURCE: DIGITAL SPY

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Fans Want “Heroes For Hire” With Mike Colter & Finn Jones

According to an article in We Got This Covered, fans are discussing a reteam between Mike’s LUKE CAGE and his THE DEFENDERS co-star Finn Jones as IRON FIST/DANNY RAND. Given the most recent image of Mike with his JESSICA JONES co-star, Krysten Ritter, has been circulating and the possibility of him showing up on the show with Krysten, the article was very dismissive of Finn’s inclusion. It erroneously states Finn wasn’t part of the promo Disney+ showed when the Netflix shows made the transfer to their streaming platform. I’d say that’s very disrespectful of him because he was part of it. In fact all of the press for the migration of the shows to Disney+ plus has included Finn in the brand.

Fans demand a ‘Heroes for Hire’ show, Iron Fist included

Slowly but surely, the former Netflix shows are being absorbed back into official Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, with recent events indicating that a potential Heroes for Hire miniseries isn’t the most far-fetched idea in the world.

Not only has the Defenders Saga been rebranded and added to Disney Plus, but Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock returned to the fray in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk was reintroduced as the big bad of Hawkeye, and Marvel’s own website acknowledged the pair’s three-season run on a rival streaming service as being part of mainline continuity.

Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter set the internet ablaze when they posed for a photo together, while Jon Bernthal is happy to shout from the rooftops that he’s open to playing the Punisher again. With that in mind, perhaps the biggest surprise about MCU fans on Reddit calling on a Heroes for Hire show is the fact that Finn Jones’ Iron Fist is included in the conversation.

Jones’ Danny Rand wasn’t even part of the promos showcasing the Defenders arriving on Disney Plus, so we can probably rule him out of the running. MCU enthusiasts were recently celebrating Simone Missick’s Misty Knight, though, while Jessica Henwick admitted she turned down a role in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings partly in the hope that Colleen Wing would be brought back into the action.

It might be a long shot, but the churn of content is never going to stop, and there are plenty of far worse pitches out there than getting the band back together in a Heroes for Hire project.

SOURCE: WE GOT THIS COVERED

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“I’m Charlie Walker” is Based on a Real Life Event

Mike’s film I’M CHARLIE WALKER is based on a real life event. Below is a little information on that.

‘I’m Charlie Walker’ Revisits One Of the Biggest Oil Spill Clean Ups In History

The biopic, ‘I’m Charlie Walker’, starring Mike Colter who played the epic character of Luke Cage is heading to the big screen.

Back in 1971, the story of Charlie Walker, a Black Man with one truck and big dreams began. In the early morning of Jan. 18, 1971, two tankers owned by Standard Oil collided under the Golden Gate Bridge, spilling 800,000 gallons of oil spilled into the San Francisco Bay. It would be the largest oil spill in Bay Area history, and an event that changed Charlie’s life forever.

After the spill, 99 percent of the workers were unionized white truckers, hired to clean up the city’s major tourist draws, but through sheer luck and persistence, Walker landed a contract to clean up distant Stinson Beach in Marin. He got the job none of the white truckers wanted nor did they want to take orders from a Black man. His smarts and tenacity rubbed a lot of “white folks” the wrong way, simply for being present.
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Despite constant racial tensions, 5 Million Dollars and 30 Days later Charlie managed to clean up the coastline in record time to the States satisfaction. The oil company continued to harass Charlie all the way to criminal court. Charlie Walker is an 88 year old living legend that fought the system and won.

SOURCE: THE SOURCE

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Marvel “Defenders” Shows to Leave Netflix

According to many sources, all the Marvel shows with THE DEFENDERS characters of Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), and Frank Castle/The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) are all set to leave Netflix this month. Not exactly sure what this means, but here’s hoping it means we just might be getting extensions of all these shows with all these characters and hopefully the actors. More below.

Netflix Warning Says It’s Removing ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Punisher,’ And All Its Marvel Defenders Shows

Well this is pretty big. Netflix has now started to show a brief message to some viewers who are booting up the Defenders suite of Marvel shows for the first time, saying that they will be removed from the service on March 1. I just tested it out myself, playing Iron Fist episode one, and the March 1 message does indeed appear in the corner, albeit for quite literally, under a second.

The shows on this list would include Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher and the Defenders crossover series. They are a relic of another age before Disney was doing its own Marvel shows on Disney Plus, and they were a partner, not a rival to Netflix.

But now, fans already have realized that the deal between Netflix and Marvel has expired for these characters, hence Matt Murdock appearing in the new Spider-Man and Kingpin showing up in Hawkeye on Disney Plus. And it stands to reason if these shows are coming down off Netflix in March, they are likely headed to either Disney Plus itself, or possibly the Disney-owned Hulu, which could be seen as a better fit for the more violent series like Daredevil and Punisher, which have “adult content” beyond what Disney’s MCU shows have done so far.

I suppose I realized that this was probably going to happen eventually, but those shows are so intimately linked with Netflix, it’s weird to see them leave. That was during a strange era where Marvel TV and Marvel movies were very disconnected, as though all those series were technically in the MCU, there were never really any true crossovers with the movies.

dy seen this happened with two different Daredevil characters, including its star, and more are supposed to return for the upcoming Echo series. There’s even talk of restarting Daredevil altogether. And if that’s happening, you might be able to imagine other characters like Jessica Jones and Luke Cage could reappear somewhere as well in the universe.

Jon Bernthal, The Punisher, said he was only interested in returning to the role if the show would remain as “true” to the character as it has been, ie. being extremely violent, which again, feels like a Hulu thing, rather than being able to exist on Disney Plus. Jessica Henwick recently said in an interview that she turned down a role in Shang-Chi because she was holding out hope that her Colleen Wing Iron Fist character could return to the MCU someday, and that wouldn’t happen if she was cast as a different part (I’d certainly watch a new season of Iron Fist starring her, though not Danny Rand).

So, we’ll see if Netflix or Disney has something to say officially about this. But the notice is real, I’ve seen it myself, and this removal appears to be imminent. I’d prioritize getting through Daredevil seasons 1-3, Jessica Jones season 1 and Punisher season 1 before they leave, if you haven’t seen them yet.

Update: Netflix also has Agents of SHIELD, but I did not see the March 1 message there, while I have now confirmed it shows up on the other six Netflix-MCU shows. SHIELD was originally on ABC, and may be part of a separate agreement

SOURCE: FORBES

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Slowly Netflix Marvel Shows Being Incorporated into the MCU

This post will be duplicated to my Charlie Cox Online, Finn Jones Online, and Mike Colter Online sites as it concerns all three of them. This article appeared in the aftermath of Charlie’s appearance in SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin in Disney Plus’ Hawkeye series. It concerns the incorporation of all the Netflix Marvel shows into the greater MCU pantheon. My only concern is with the confirmation of Charlie and Vincent, there is little doubt to the inclusion of Krysten Ritter as the titular JESSICA JONES, and Jon Bernthal as The Punisher/Frank Castle, there is still huge doubt as to whether the other two of THE DEFENDERS in Mike Colter as LUKE CAGE will be in it. Even less so Finn Jones as DANNY RAND/IRON FIST as to most he is the “weakest link” in them all. For me without Mike and most certainly without Finn I think the presence in this new sugar coated “Disney”verse will not be complete. Recasting any of them would be a huge fail.

The Marvel Netflix Shows Might Be Finally, FINALLY Crossing Over With the MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has only gotten bigger over the past 13 years. Between an absurd amount of movies, several new series on Disney Plus, and a reality-shattering Spider-Man movie bringing in films from other studios, there’s practically no stopping Marvel’s grasp over pop culture. It’s gotten so huge, in fact, that we just might be able to fit in the heroes from the Marvel Netflix shows after all.

The almost-unwieldy canon of the MCU has been cracked open even further by the revelations of series like Loki. With timelines breaking and the facets of the multiverse constantly leaking into each other, the threads connecting shows to movies have become more distinct. The potential for new and highly anticipated entries to the universe like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four is almost entirely apparent at this point. Of course, that could spell good news for the once-defunct Netflix shows.

Will the Marvel Netflix shows return?

In 2015, Daredevil began streaming on Netflix. The gritty, violent adaptation of Marvel’s “Man Without Fear” received critical acclaim during its first season. The show also kicked off an entirely new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one that shone a spotlight on lesser-known heroes in the pantheon. Daredevil and its successive shows tackled heavier themes and storylines while still taking place in the canon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher were all shows that expanded the MCU at large, all while proving that the superhero franchise could have a darker side to it. This experimental side canon went strong for almost four years, but in that time, it became increasingly clear that these grittier heroes weren’t going to cross over with the movies any time soon.

While the New York City-based shows were able to feature nods to the larger canon — namely discussing the Chitauri attack and namedropping an Avenger every now and then — there were never any signs that the shows could ever interact with the movies more openly. In March 2015, Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb even stated at the time that the goal of having a big crossover was a ways away.

“We have to earn that,” Jeph Loeb said about the potential for Avengers showing up alongside the Marvel Netflix heroes. “The audience needs to understand who all of these characters are and what the world is before you then start comingling in terms of where it’s going.”

By 2019, all hope seemed lost. The Marvel Netflix shows seemed to fizzle out unceremoniously with the third and final season of Jessica Jones in 2019. As per Marvel’s contract with Netflix, the former would have to wait two years after cancellation before being able to do anything with the characters.

But by 2021, Marvel Studios has wasted little time in getting these heroes back on their feet. Vincent D’Onofrio recently reprised his role as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin in Hawkeye on Disney Plus. With the resurgence of a fan-favorite character from Daredevil, the floodgates are officially open for the Marvel Netflix shows to make a comeback. Though they may not see any new seasons on Netflix, they may just show up in the many upcoming Marvel Studios projects in the future.

SOURCE: DISTRACTIFY

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I’ve added over 1000 images to the gallery. Most are Mike attending various events with his lovely wife, Iva. Some are special photoshoots with Mike and his various cast members of the various shows he’s appeared. Others are awards shows, etc.

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