Quesda Declares Netflix’s “Luke Cage” Won’t Be Locked Into Hell’s Kitchen

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Quesda Declares Netflix’s “Luke Cage” Won’t Be Locked Into Hell’s Kitchen

With the release of “Daredevil” season two, the streets of Marvel’s Manhattan are growing more and more crowded — specifically the city blocks within the borders of Hell’s Kitchen. But that’s about to change with the debuts of Marvel/Netflix’s next two series, “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist.” While speaking with the press at the red carpet premiere of “Daredevil” season two in New York City, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada revealed how “Luke Cage” will interact with Marvel’s Manhattan.

“It’ll be a different side of Manhattan,” Quesada told Comic Book Resources. “We’re not just locking ourselves into Hell’s Kitchen, although a lot of stuff does come out of Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage’s world is still New York, but it’s a different neighborhood. I don’t want to reveal much more than that, but the show itself will have a different palette, different feel, different tone. It’ll sound different.”

“Luke Cage” stars Mike Colter as the title hero, following his supporting role in last November’s “Jessica Jones” series. “Luke Cage” will focus on the New York-based hero with unbreakable skin, and Quesada’s comments tease that it’ll venture outside of “Daredevil’s” territory.

Quesada also had a few comments about how “Iron Fist,” which will most likely introduce more mystical elements into the relatively grounded Marvel/Netflix world, will compare to what’s come before. “[Iron Fist] still takes place in the same world, but I think the Danny Rand character himself will have a different perspective on the world than the characters you’re seeing now,” said Quesada. “As will Luke Cage… Our goal is to provide four different shows that each have their own feel while still feeling like they’re part of the whole. Not an easy task, but I can tell you that our team is really fantastic at doing this. So it’s still the early stages of ‘Iron Fist,’ so I’m a little hesitant to say too much more than that. Danny Rand is a totally different character and the world that he comes from, and the way that he obtained his powers and his skills all come from somewhere completely different. I think fans will be pleased.”

As was revealed earlier today, “Luke Cage” will premiere on Netflix on September 30. No release date has been set for “Iron Fist,” although Finn Jones has been cast in the lead role.