Just last month, an image surfaced between Mike Colter and Krysten Ritter that included the wording “Big Tease” and the initials of their Marvel characters, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. There have already been quite a few rumors that Ritter might return in an upcoming project, especially with Charlie Cox‘s return in Spider-Man: No Way Home, but it definitely added some weight to Colter potentially reprising his Luke Cage role as well.
Yet, in an interview with The View, he revealed that it wasn’t more than just two former colleagues meeting up. While the Instagram post including the reference does add a lot more questions, it does seem they just live “really close to each other” and that’s what led to them bumping into each other.
You know, we live in a neighborhood really close to each other, and it’s funny, we bumped into each other at a strawberry patch that’s like an hour away, and we just happened to be in the same place hanging out with our kids. And I bumped into another actor who I did not know, who came up to me; we were talking and he’s like, ‘oh, you know Krysten [Ritter’s] here.’ And [I’m like], ‘Krysten?’ I thought they were friends. So then I texted her and she pops up in front of me and we start hanging out and let the kids play… I don’t know what’s happening with Marvel. I, you know, I loved working with her and really don’t know anything other than that. That’s it.”Mike Colter
Mike Colter has been quite busy working on his series Evil, and it does seem like he might not have the time to make a grand MCU return. Yet, we’ve also had many theories in regard to other projects. So, we’ll have to see if he ends up surprising us with a sudden return in a future project.