Of all the superheroes flying around the Marvel Universe, Netflix has carved out THE DEFENDERS for their 2016 -2017 roaster. With shows like House of Cards and OITNB on hiatus until Summer 2017, Netflix has set out to conquer the tale of LUKE CAGE as a part of their DEFENDERS series.
WHO IS LUKE CAGE?
Now if you are not an avid Comic Book fan, MARK COLTER’s appearance as Luke Cage in JESSICA JONES last season might have passed you by. Many cast him off as Jessica’s love interest, but Cage has history and a future on Netflix in his own series.
Comically, Luke Cage has impenetrable skin and eventually becomes a member of the DEFENDERS.
The bad cousin of the AVENGERS. Cage’s inclusion in the Jessica Jones series proves that Netflix is creating their own world with comic book foundations. The series was well received by critics at Comic-Con who received a teaser of the upcoming show.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
IT’S GONNA BE BLACK.
Already said to be set in historically black harlem, Luke Cage is sure to have Marvel’s black card and create a setting of authenticity.
THE VILLAINS ARE BLACK.
The series creators have revealed that the first season will prominently feature the villain Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali), the shady owner of a Harlem nightclub whose illegal doings put him in conflict with Cage. Cottonmouth’s politically-powerful cousin Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard), who is committed to bringing about change (whatever that means in this context), also figures into the conflict somehow.
THE MUSIC WILL BE BLACK.
The music will be curated by A Tribe Called Quest‘s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge. “It’s heartening to see that in a series about a black hero living in the cultural mecca of Harlem, Marvel is doing its best to match its style to the setting and distinguishing the show from its peers with creative musical choices.”
TO SUM IT UP…
We are looking forward to the series premiere of Luke Cage. It’s about time that Marvel is able to explore other non-mainstream stories within the universe.
Here’s what the internet thinks about LUKE CAGE in 140 characters…
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