Luke Cage will be the third Marvel show to hit Netflix, following the success of Jessica Jones and two seasons of Daredevil. The series is released at the end of September, and a first clip has arrived. Check it out below:
The show stars Mike Colter as the title character, a reluctant super-powered New Yorker who first appeared in a supporting role in Jessica Jones. Luke Cage also features Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, and Frank Whaley. A trailer was released earlier this month.
In a recent interview with Collider, Colter spoke about playing this unlikely superhero. “He’s a guy that has been thrust into a place that he doesn’t really want to be,” he said. “He’s a guy who’s been endowed with abilities, as they say. To him, it’s not positive. At least he doesn’t see it that way. He doesn’t want any part of this.
“But ultimately, it’s something that he’s going to have to deal with. It’s perfect for me because I don’t really like the spotlight either. I think with him, it feels like a glove.”
The events of Luke Cage will eventually tie into The Defenders, the superhero team-up show that will also feature Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist. It is expected in late 2017. An Iron Fist series is expected before this, and a first teaser was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con.
It has also been confirmed that Daredevil will return for a third season. Although the show has proved extremely popular, Netflix’s increasingly busy Marvel schedule hadn’t included a third outing for the blind superhero until last month.
Luke Cage hits Netflix in its entirety on September 30, 2016.