The countdown to the release of Marvel’s “Luke Cage” on Netflix is nearly over. As September 30th draws closer, more interviews, posters, and videos are being revealed to give fans a look at what to expect when Cage steps up to defend the residents of Harlem, New York.
A new featurette gives an in-depth look at the hero behind the next Marvel series to debut on Netflix. We learn of Cage’s past, including the origin of his powers, his tragic history with women, and the time he spent in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. It’s enough to make a man say, “I guess I can’t trust nobody around here, can I?”
Luke Cage’s appearance in “Jessica Jones” is also referenced. After “Jessica Jones,” Cage moves uptown because he wants to be left alone. In Cage’s own words, “Being a hero just puts a target on your back.” Uptown, he takes up a job at a local barbershop where he first meets Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, played by Mahershala Ali. Cottonmouth owns a nightclub called Harlem’s Paradise, which is a front for his gunrunning.
As much as Cage doesn’t want to get involved, he can’t stand idly by while Cottonmouth messes with Harlem. As Simone Cook (Misty Knight) so eloquently states, “Here there are no capes. It’s just him whooping ass.” We see footage of Luke Cage knocking down doors, taking gunfire, and telling Cottonmouth, “He’s just getting started.”
“Luke Cage” arrives on Netflix September 30.
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