Netflix is making one final push to promote the upcoming Luke Cage, which debuts this weekend. The series is the third in Marvel and Netflix’s collaboration that sees Marvel heroes that fight crime in the streets of New York, rather than go on grand adventures like Iron Man or Agent Coulson. And perhaps that is one of the reasons why they have been a huge draw, it is that willingness to take these heroes and ground them and make them just a little bit more relatable. Daredevil and Jessica Jones have been bonafide hits, and based on early reactions, it is safe to say that Luke Cage could be a hit as well.
Check out the final full trailer here below for Luke Cage.
Like the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, each of the TV shows in the Marvel and NetFlix collaboration has a unique style. For Luke Cage (Mike Colter), he is the hero of Harlem, who makes a return to the neighborhood following the events of Jessica Jones. But as he tries to live a normal civilian life, he is drawn back into heroism as gangsters and corrupt politicians attempt to rule Harlem.
It’s going to be fun to see what the show has to offer in terms of its villains, considering they have been so much better than the ones we have seen on the big screen. In Daredevil, Vincent D’Onforo played Kingpin, a crime boss who more than just a gentle giant with deep pockets, while Jessica Jones saw David Tenant play Kilgrave, a sinister man who used his powers to control a person’s will in the most depraved and twisted of ways. Now, Luke Cage will have to contend with crime king Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali) and the corrupt politician Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard). In a way, the trailer is our most detailed look at the two antagonists as they try to figure out how to deal with the title hero by hitting him where it hurts the most.
We also see Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) make a return, channelling her inner Nick Fury, she helps inspire a reluctant Luke Cage to do the right thing for Harlem. The more of her character we see, the better.
Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, and Frank Whaley also star. Netflix will release all 13 episodes of Luke Cage on September 30, 2016.