Have you finished watching Daredevil season two on Netflix yet? Well if you haven’t a) WHY NOT IT’S SO GOOD and b) you wouldn’t have seen the surprise teaser for Luke Cage that was available for viewing after the season finale. Fortunately for you we here at Themovies.co.za don’t hold it against you and nor does the kind soul who uploaded the teaser to Youtube for your viewing pleasure.
And in case you don’t know what we’re talking about (which we will hold against you), Luke Cage is the third of Netflix’s four Marvel series and follows in the footsteps of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. It’s due to air later this year, but the man with the unbreakable skin already made an appearance in the latter show last year – as a bar owner, portrayed by Mike Colter, that Jessica Jones became involved with (no spoilers!).
The official plot synopsis for the show is as follows:
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) 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 city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
I imagine that would be annoying.
No we don’t see much, but the teaser does hint at the tone the series will be aiming for – tough, no-nonsense, and in-your-face. And very different from its aforementioned predecessors – the angsty Daredevil and the emotionally-damaged Jessica Jones – which is very good as it prevents them from blending together and losing their unique identities.
Luke Cage is due to be released on Netflix on 30 September 2016. In addition to Colter as Luke Cage, it stars Mahershala Ali, Frankie Faison, Darius Kaleb, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley and Alfre Woodard.
You also shouldn’t be surprised to see Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple reappearing in the Netflix TV series universe and, just maybe, Finn Jones’ first appearance as Danny Rand aka Iron Fist – Luke Cage’s long-time partner and headliner of the fourth Netflix Marvel series.
Last Updated: March 22, 2016