Marvel's Luke Cage Is Coming to Comic-Con
Way back in March, Luke Cage star Mike Colter made the surprising announcement that his highly-anticipated show will debut on September 30. Just a week later, the first trailer debuted, but we haven't seen any new footage since then. Today we have word that the next trailer will most likely debut at San Diego Comic-Con, with a number of the stars set to appear.
While the news hasn't been confirmed by Marvel quite yet, Deadline reports that stars Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard) and Theo Rossi (Shades) will be joined by executive producer/showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. The panelists will reveal new footage during the panel, but this report claims that Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter will not be in attendance. However, given how many surprise appearances happen during most panels, don't be surprised if some new characters are introduced before the series premiere debuts this fall.
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a.k.a. Power Man 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. Luke Cage is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
The supporting cast also includes Rosario Dawson, reprising her role as Claire Temple, a.k.a. Night Nurse, Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Sonny, Alfre Woodard as Black Mariah, Simone Missick as Misty Knight and Sonia Braga as Claire Temple's mother. It's worth noting that, in the comics, both Luke Cage and Claire Temple were romantically linked, but we don't know if this story line will be followed in the series. Perhaps we'll find out during the Comic Con panel next month.
It isn't known if the other Marvel shows, Daredevil, Jessica Jones or the upcoming Iron Fist will join Luke Cage at SDCC. Daredevil aired its second season earlier this spring, but Netflix hasn't issued an official Season 3 renewal quite yet. Jessica Jones has been picked up for a second season, although we don't know when it will premiere. Iron Fist still doesn't have a premiere date, but all four characters will come together to form The Defenders in a miniseries set to air sometime next year. Stay tuned for more on Luke Cage as we get closer to both SDCC and the show's September 30 premiere.