Actor Derek Luke has been cast in Marvel‘s Captain America: The First Avenger, it has been revealed.
Luke will play Gabe Jones, an original member of the Howling Commandos in the adaptation. In the Avengers comics, Jones is known as being one of Nick Fury‘s closest confidants. He was also the first African-American member of the crimefighting group. It is not yet known whether the character will appear in in next year’s team-up film The Avengers, according to Black Film.
Chris Evans will play the title role in the movie.