One marquee aspect from the first season of Netflix’s Luke Cage was just how synonymous the leading character was with his surroundings. Harlem was more than just a setting; it felt like a fleshed out character in its own right. This was further amplified by the fact that Luke didn’t shy away from revealing his powers and identity to members of the public. The Power Man himself, Mike Colter, recently shed some light on how being in the spotlight will affect the series moving forward.
“It’s something that we’ll explore in the Defenders and hopefully in Season 2 of Cage which I start very soon,” Colter explained to MCU Exchange. “It’s very different. He’s out. People know what he looks like. He’s not in any kind of disguise. People know where he lives. They know where to find him so its something he has to deal with. Most superheroes don’t have to deal with that and can kind of keep it separate.”
The theme will definitely give the show’s sophomore season a distinct flavor compared to the rest of the Marvel Netflix lineup, which all operate either from the shadows (Daredevil) or primarily outside of the public limelight (Jessica Jones and Iron Fist).
Luke Cage Season 2 is still in development, but fans can get their Cage fix when Colter reprises his role in The Defenders. Arriving Aug. 18 on Netflix, the eight-episode crossover series also stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Finn Jones as Danny Rand, Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra.
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