If you’re like me, chances are you’re eagerly awaiting the next Marvel/Netflix series LUKE CAGE, which is set to hit the streaming service on September 30, 2016. Marvel and Netflix have worked wonders with the series they’ve done so far — first with DAREDEVIL (both seasons), and then with JESSICA JONES. With these properties, Marvel put a very definitive line in the sand as what it means to be a Netflix Marvel property and what it means to be a Marvel Studios film property. While the latter group are fun, explosive films that have world-ending stakes, these Netflix properties are grounded, dark, slower, thoughtful, and have an even stronger emphasis on character development.
Good news for those who can’t wait for the series and happen to be going to San Diego Comic-Con in the next couple weeks. According to Deadline, Marvel will be taking Luke Cage himself, Mike Colter, along with series showrunner Cheo Hidari Coker, and co-star Alfre Woodard, who plays Mariah Dillard.
The outlet went on to state that Marvel will be bringing preview footage of LUKE CAGE along with them, which seems to the only way to do it this late in the game. Given that the show is likely close to being completed — if it isn’t already — this seems to be the perfect way to raise hype for the first Marvel property not being led by a white character. Plus, it’ll help in giving audiences an idea of what the series will be like. Given how different DAREDEVIL and JESSICA JONES ended up being in style and tone, what will LUKE CAGE bring to the table that’s different?
We’ll have to wait and see.
“The Netflix series explores Cageâ€™s storyline as a wrongly accused man who, granted superstrength by a sabotaged experiment, escapes prison to become a superhero for hire. He becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his cityâ€“forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.”
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LUKE CAGE hits Netflix on September 30, 2016.
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