Lucy Liu has suddenly popped up on the set of Marvel's Luke Cage. Filming for the second season of the acclaimed Marvel Cinematic Universe Netflix series is underway, promising another gritty, socially conscious take on the Marvel Comics hero.
The show has had a variety of directors and wide range of guest actors in recurring roles, which is likely to continue into Season 2. One such name may be Lucy Liu; the Elementary star has built herself quite the career as an actress but has recently begun working as a director as well, but now a new photo ostensibly confirms that she is involved in season two of the series in some fashion.
The official Instagram page for the Harlem Coffee Co. posted the photo on Saturday, showing Colter and Liu along with the owner of the coffee shop where the photo was taken. The photo's caption reads simply "That's all folks." Liu had previously taken a photo with the owner of the coffee shop back on June 1. You can check out both photos below:
The Instagram candid follows recent set photos of Colter with Rosario Dawson, but while it would be easy to conclude Liu is acting also, it may actually be that she is directing an episode of Luke Cage. She has previously directed four episodes of Elementary, in which she stars as the Dr. Watson to Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes. Nearly every episode of Luke Cage so far has had a different director, but they have all been primarily directors and/or writers and cinematographers; Liu would be the first actor or actress to direct an episode of the series, but at least she already has some directorial experience under her belt.
That said, Liu has long proved her worth as an action star with her roles in movies like Kill Bill and The Man With the Iron Fists, so she would be a good fit for a role in the series. Whatever the case, it can be inferred that the Harlem Coffee Co. will be the setting for some scenes in Season 2.
Season 2 of Luke Cage, along with new seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, will premiere sometime in 2018. Meanwhile, The Defenders premieres on Netflix on August 18 and The Punisher arrives later in 2017. Daredevil seasons 1 and 2, and the first seasons of Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist, are now available on Netflix.
Source: Harlem Coffee Co.