Luke Cage just dropped its first trailer giving us a first look at the latest member of the Netflix / Marvel’s The Defenders universe.
Luke Cage drops at 12:01 on September 30th 2016 and the full trailer will make you shout sweet Christmas at how bad ass it appears that the show is going to be.
Fans of The Good Wife were excited when Mike Colter was cast as Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Coming to mainstream prominence playing the character of Lemond Bishop. A Chicago drug kingpin trying to appear legit, who retains the services of the aforementioned good wife. His character was able to grow in importance throughout most later seasons of the show.
Now he is part of Marvel’s Netflix Universe after a star turn as a supporting character on Marvel’s Jessica Jones, their follow-up to Marvel’s Daredevil. Jessica Jones turned out to a success and added to the anticipation for the 13 episodes of Luke Cage.
His time on Jessica Jones introduced the character with this trailer hinting at his past, present, and future. After watching the trailer one thing is for certain, Luke Cage is a straight up bauce!
The trailer set the tone for the series with some insight into what the story might be.
When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
As with every Netflix original programme they have rounded out the cast with a supporting cast that is rather impressive. Joining Colter in the series are the likes of:
There is a theory floating around that Luke Cage will also feature an appearance by the final member of Marvel’s The Defenders; Iron Fist.
We already know that Finn Jones will play Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial arts expert with the ability to call upon the power of the Iron Fist.
He and Cage have a long, successful history together as the Heroes For Hire. Misty Knight, one of the key supporting characters from Cages cannon, is Rands girlfriend in many comic book storylines.
Before we get to see the heroes for hire we know for sure that both characters will appear in the forthcoming Marvel’s The Defenders TV series coming from Netflix. This show features all four Marvel headliners from the Netflix universe coming together to face some yet to be announced foe.
Both shows are currently filming but we did get a first look at teaser trailers from both shows during San Diego Comic Con International 2016.