As much as Luke Cage was a story about the titular character, the breakout star of the Netflix series was Misty Knight, played by actress Simone Missick. The detective who was entwined with Luke Cage throughout the first season was a highlight for many fans of the show and they were very impressed with Missick’s portrayal of the character. Comic book fans know that she and Colleen Wing eventually join up and together become “The Daughters of the Dragon,” a crime-fighting duo who rival Luke Cage and Iron Fist’s Heroes For Hire. One of Misty’s signature traits from the comic book is her bionic arm.
And it’s a sweet Christmas indeed! Hot off the trails of Marvel’s Netflix original series’ Daredevil Season’s 1 & 2 and Jessica Jones, comes the fourth installment in the Marvel Cinematic TV Universe, in the steel-hard grip of Luke Cage.
This article is based off half in the 13 episode run. It will discuss what to expect as far as the tonal qualities from the show as well as character performances and motivations. So basically its Spoiler free.
Like it’s predecessors, location is a central character in the all around tone and vibe the show emits. In Daredevil, Hell’s Kitchen’s gritty confines gave the show an immediate palpable danger. In Jessica Jones, we’re given a broader stroke of the New York landscape, traveling from Hell’s Kitchen to the Upper West Side and beyond. With Luke Cage, we’re given Harlem. Bathed in a familiar yellow colored light in almost every scene and second only to Cage himself, Harlem IS the main character of the show. From the very beginning, the pulse, the sounds and the soul of the city beat like an unending drum. Sometime’s the beats are slow, smooth and cool, other times furious and untamed. Harlem is ever present; its landscape feels small and intimate but the characters it’s bred are loud, large and dangerous. (more…)
Netflix and Marvel‘s Luke Cage is almost here, by the end of the week we’ll all be binge watching the latest in a string (Daredevil, Jessica Jones) of highly entertaining and critically acclaimed Marvel television series. If only ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. could get on the band wagon. Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage first appeared in Jessica Jones and now he’s got his own problems to sort out. Will there be some hints or even a cameo of the upcoming Iron Fist? Maybe, but even if there isn’t Marvel has set a high bar and it will be interesting to see if Luke Cage can maintain that high standard. (more…)
It’s hard to believe that it’s finally September, and with that comes a ton of television premieres. One of those premieres is Luke Cage, and to no one’s surprise, early reviews for the show have been nothing but praise. Some reviews have even gone as far as calling the show groundbreaking and soulful. Additionally, in a time where stories of police shootings and racially themed subjects are the main topic of all of our conversations today, Luke Cage is being seen more than just a another hero within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With less than a month remaining before Netflix releases Luke Cage, the excitement is growing. The bullet-proof street-level superhero was last seen on Jessica Jones and will soon have his own show with him on the run in Harlem, detouring from the previous landscape of Hell’s Kitchen. With the titular character being in a predominantly African-American location the show will have a completely different vibe than the other Netflix/Marvel shows. In addition to the location and the diverse group of people, another change in the show will be the music and how it is incorporated in the show.
With just about a month before Luke Cage is released on Netflix, the anticipation is brewing for the upcoming series centering on the titular character with unbreakable skin. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker is promising a bold new television show that he’s comparing even to The Wire. Cage, who we last saw in Jessica Jones having left Hell’s Kitchen is now on the run as a fugitive in Harlem but he wants to do some good helping the people of that community.
The Netflix series that Marvel are producing continue to fire on all cylinders as we finally get a full trailer for the upcoming, hard-hitting Luke Cage. Joining Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Luke Cage brings back Mike Colter as Luke Cage along with Rosario Dawson as nurse Claire Temple, connecting the dots between Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in a shared superhero universe. Get ready to get pumped up because this trailer is smart, funny, perfectly put together, and ready to deliver a knockout punch, just like Luke Cage. (more…)
With a little more than a month before it premieres, Marvel’s Luke Cage has been in overdrive! The third Marvel/Netflix series will follow the titular character as he heads to Harlem, NY after the events of Jessica Jones. They recently release a new trailer at SDCC and we are more than excited for the new show. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has promised that the show will be unique, deal with many issues surrounding the urban community, and even compared it to The Wire.
According to the normal rules of TV, when you’ve got something good you keep cranking it out until no one wants any part of it anymore. Netflix isn’t following any established method though, they’re taking a different approach: always leave them wanting more. Such is the case for their slate of Marvel Studios programming. One would think that with the tremendous, flattering success of Jessica Jones, and the warm reception for Daredevil season two, that Netflix would want to get new seasons of those shows rolling post haste. But no, we won’t see those shows again for a while. About two years to be precise. (more…)
It’s here! It’s finally here. The Marvel Television panel was held tonight at San Diego Comic Con and along with it came what many were expecting – a teaser trailer for the upcoming September 30th premiere of the new Marvel/Netflix series, Luke Cage. The trailer is a minute and a half long, and every second of it is awesome. Cue the music at 15 seconds in and get ready to go nuts. If this doesn’t get you excited for Luke Cage, then you have no soul.