Last month, Marvel Television confirmed its plans for Comic-Con 2016, which includes the upcoming Netflix series Luke Cage, ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a panel on Marvel Animation. For those looking forward to Luke Cage, which will premiere on Netflix Friday, September 30, you can pick up a special Luke Cage poster at SDCC this year by visiting the Marvel booth during the convention, which runs from July 20 through July 24. We have an early look at this poster below, which offers an artistic look at the title character, also known as the Power Man.
The poster was designed by Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada, which shows just how powerful this Power Man truly is. Joe Quesada previously designed New York Comic Con posters for another Netflix series, Daredevil, with the executive/artist revealing to TV Insider that he's always a little nervous in designing these posters. Here's what he had to say below.
"There's always great pressure with superhero posters. You've got one shot to encapsulate a character with a pose that's provocative and that you hope will someday be iconic. Mike gives Luke a smoldering strength. He's sexy and calming. And the ladies love it."
The Luke Cage panel will feature the first ever appearance of the star-studded cast including fan-favorite Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Mahershala Ali (Cornell Stokes), Theo Rossi (Alvarez), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Frank Whaley (Detective Scarfe) and showrunner and Executive Producer, Cheo Hodari Coker. The panel will take place Thursday, July 21 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM in Ballroom 20, with the cast and executive producer also holding an autograph session at 3:15 PM at the Marvel booth (#2329). It isn't known if there will be new footage shown during this panel, but it certainly seems likely.
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. Take a look at this new poster, and stay tuned for more from Luke Cage at Comic-Con this week.