In a recent interview with the LA Times, Luke Cage star Mike Colter sat down to talk about the show and what fans can expect to see. In the interview he said,
“Luke Cage is going to have soul, it’s going to have intensity, it’s going to have dark parts to it. I think what’s going to make it unique is also the musicality of it. There’s going to be a musical taste that you found a little bit in Jessica. It defines itself through sound that you can feel when you’re watching the scenes, whether it’s something that’s actually a song that they’re playing or actually just the pulse of the music that they choose thematically. Luke Cage is going to define itself in that way, and it’s going to define itself in the locations that we’re doing. It’s no secret that you’re going to find Luke Cage uptown after the [Jessica Jones] series is over, so the things that happen to him and Jessica will affect him. And then when you find him months later in Harlem, you’ll see him in a different setting. That’s going to be a setting that’s surrounded with different characters and different light all unto itself.”
If you saw Jessica Jones on Netflix, then you’ve already gotten a taste of Luke Cage. In that show, Luke was a broken man with unbreakable skin. In his new show, it looks like Luke will still be the same, but now with the experience of knowing others like him. In the same interview he also talked about the iconic Luke has in the comics and whether or not fans will get to see it.
“Jessica is her series. Anything that’s primarily Luke Cage we want to save for Luke Cage’s series. I’m not saying that you’re going to see the yellow shirt, but if you’re going to see it, it’ll be in Luke Cage’s series.”
It seems that Colter is just as tough in real life than he is on the show. Fans will have no choice but to watch the show if the Luke Cage many people are familiar with will show up or now. Here’s hoping that this version of Luke Cage shows up.
“I’ll say it this way. The writers have been very clever and very on point with the way they allowed this to be grounded in realism [while] paying homage to the comic book and what comic book fans know to be their world. We’re trying to bring it to the screen. I think we’re going to satisfy everyone. We’re not going to give them exactly what they want, but I think everyone will be ecstatic about what we’re willing to do for them. We know what side our bread is buttered on. To try and not give the fans what they want would be a mistake;that being said, it’s going to be a unique way of delivering it. But they’re going to get what they want eventually.”
What has made Daredevil and Jessica Jones so great has been how realistic and relatable the characters have been. Unlike Tony Stark who owns a suite of armor strong enough to do battle with a Norse god, Dardevil is a man in a suit. And while Jessica Jones may have enhance strength and the ability to “fly,” her imperfections keep her well grounded. Luke Cage may have skin that can stop bullets, but it can’t stop him from feeling emotions.
Luke Cage is set to premiere on Netflix in 2016.