Marvel’s Luke Cage Episode 1.1 “Moment of Truth”
Created by Cheo Hodari Coker
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Written by Cheo Hodari Coker
Starring Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson, Erik LaRay Harvey Netflix
Premiere date: September 30, 2016
Spoilers for Marvel’s Luke Cage Episode 1.1.
We met Marvel’s Luke Cage (Mike Colter) on Jessica Jones which premiered last year on Netflix, and now he’s got his own series, Luke Cage. He is basically indestructible and possesses super strength. He’s haunted by his past and despite the superpowers, he dabbles in low-level work to keep himself out of trouble. Luke Cage is nicknamed “Mr. Bulletproof” by Pop (Frankie Faison), the owner of the local Harlem barbershop where he works one of his two jobs. The other is washing dishes at a Cotton Club-esque nightclub. Not exactly the best use of his abilities, but he’s an ex-con who can barely afford his rent, and grieves for lost love Reva (Parisa Fitz-Henley), so his ambitions are low right now.
Last December, Paramount Pictures announced the development of a shared cinematic universe based on their Hasbro properties – including G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand), Micronauts, Visionairies, and ROM – similar to the one they are currently working on for their extremely lucrative Transformers franchise. The next logical step was to assemble a team of creative samurai to help them foster Hollywood’s latest attempt to one-up Marvel to the silver screen.
The studio just announced that they have put together a jaw-dropping writers’ room that includes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon (The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Wonder Boys) and Eisner Award-winning comic book writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Saga).
With Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist officially cast, it’s about time their respective Netflix shows started rolling out. Daredevil Season 2 will be released next week; Jessica Jones is green lit for season 2, and Game Of Thrones star Finn Jones was recently cast as Iron Fist. Mike Colter has already made an appearance as Luke Cage in a couple of episodes of Jessica Jones. Like all the Defenders, he will be getting his own solo series, and now Marvel and Netflix have announced when that series will make its debut on the streaming site. Find out more on the story below.
Yesterday it was confirmed that Rosario Dawson would be reprising her Claire Temple role for a third time in Luke Cage. In the same report it was confirmed that Sons of Anarchy star Theo Rossi would be joining the cast as a villain. And now it looks like the Luke Cage casting process is progressing rather quickly, as they have added yet another star to their series.
A new report says that rising star Simone Missick will be joining the cast of Netflix’s Marvel series as a hero. More on this story below.
As Daredevil continues production of Season 2, and AKA Jessica Jones gets ready for a Fall release on Netflix, Marvel is preparing for its next interconnecting series on the streaming site. The Luke Cage character will already be making his debut midway through the Jessica Jones debut season, which will eventually lead up to his own series, Luke Cage. Mike Colter stars as the titular character, and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker is currently assembling the rest of the cast. Now we know who will be the villain of the Luke Cage series.
A new report says that Alfre Woodard will now join the cast as one of the villains.