Marvel's Luke Cage Trailer: A New Hero Arrives in Harlem
Last night, Netflix debuted Season 2 of Daredevil, which caused many fans to partake in an all-night binge-watching marathon. For those who have already gotten to the end of this new season, the streaming service debuted a surprise teaser for their next Marvel series, Luke Cage. The 24-second trailer not only offers a new look at Mike Colter in action as the title character, but reveals the show's official logo as well.
The teaser has Luke Cage walking into a gym, where he's met by a number of gun-toting bad guys. As they draw their guns, Luke Cage states, "I guess you guys haven't heard about me." They all start to fire their weapons, but they have no effect on the Power Man. After all the shots are fired, Luke Cage adds, "I'm about sick of always having to buy new clothes," before throwing one of his enemies through a window. The end of the clip features an excerpt from Nas' song "Made You Look," which is quite fitting given the surprising and hidden nature of this video.
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. Luke Cage is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. A week ago today, Mike Colter revealed that Luke Cage will debut on Netflix September 30, during a red carpet interview at the Season 2 premiere of Daredevil.
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. Another cryptic teaser for Daredevil Season 2 showed that Luke Cage may have a presence in the new season, which debuted today on the streaming service. While the video didn't show any footage, it did reveal that Matt Murdock's favorite Hell's Kitchen dive bar, Josie's, will be turned into Luke's, hinting that Luke Cage himself may take over the bar.
After Luke Cage debuts this fall, the last Marvel/Netflix show to debut will be Iron Fist, which has recently cast Finn Jones as Danny Rand. While we still don't know when that series will debut, that will lead into The Defenders, which will unite Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. While we wait for new details on Luke Cage, take a look at this brief teaser below, plus the logo and a few images from the footage.