Colter and Cage will first appear in the upcoming Jessica Jones Netflix series later this year before the new Luke Cage series debuts in 2016.
Colter recently spoke with Total Film magazine where he offered up his excitement for the role.
"I never thought I'd do much action stuff," Colter said. "It's as close to being a black Superman as you can be!"
Colter will also appear in the Avengers-style team up, The Defenders, which follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
"This whole Journey now with what's going on with Luke Cage, it's very unique," Colter said. "It's completely different to the Halo project or other things I've done, and it's very character-driven and very dark and edgy, so I'm excited about it to see where that's going."