Although the movies get the lion’s share of the attention, Marvel’s series, specifically its Netflix series, also have a legion of fans anxious for any and all information concerning the next big thing. In just a few short months, Netflix will release the entire first season of Luke Cage, the third of five pre-planned series (now six with The Punisher) featuring Mike Colter as the so-called Hero for Hire who was first introduced last fall in Jessica Jones, and naturally, Marvel’s going to want to promote it this week at San Diego Comic Con. And voila! Marvel has released the image of an exclusive Luke Cage poster that fans will be able to pick-up later this week at the con. (more…)
There’s a new rumor floating around the Internet about Marvel and Netflix‘s upcoming Defenders movie. That’s the movie that will bring together the heroes of each Netflix series, Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) to fight some evil in New York. This is another of those take with a big grain of salt Internet rumors so buckle up and let’s consider it. Word is that the Defenders will take on Mephisto in the movie, or at least he’ll be the big baddie behind everything that is going wrong with the city. (more…)
Sweet Christmas! We are only four months away from the debut of ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage‘ on Netflix and it feels like it can’t get here quick enough! Fortunately some new photos surfaced online taken from the ‘Luke Cage’ set. The images feature Mike Colter as Cage in an intense fight sequence, a new villain emerges, and a cameo from a character previously seen in a different Netflix/Marvel series. (more…)
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has exponentially grown to become one of the dominant franchises in pop culture. After Nick Fury first appeared at the end of Iron Man and warned Tony Stark that he was part of a much larger world, the MCU has continued to grow. In addition to more than 12 films in the can (with 10 more on the way), the MCU expanded into television with such shows as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, and the many Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders) either completed or in development. The one thing that has remained constant between the two mediums was the interconnectivity of them., like how Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was tied in a big way to the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier. Ever since then, many of the TV shows will name drop events that have happened during the films, and Marvel prided itself on its interconnectivity. But can the reverse come true? (more…)
HBO’s The Wire is considered to be one of the greatest television shows of all time. One of the network’s signature Original Programming show was one of television’s most celebrated shows for its characters, writing, and important subject matter. The show made an American city a living, breathing character. The show was not afraid to tackle many issues that still plague communities across the country even years after the show left the air in 2008. Since the finale of The Wire, many shows have tried to recreate its formula, including Fox’s Empire and Starz’s Power. Some shows have had great success, others have not. Fear not fans of unique gritty urban programming, Netflix may have the answer for you with a superhero twist, in Marvel’s Luke Cage.
Those of you who’ve already burned through all thirteen episodes of Netflix‘s Daredevil Season Two might have missed a gem at the end if you didn’t watch everything, including the credits. The first official teaser for Netflix’s third Marvel series Luke Cage was slipped in there without any fanfare. It’s a great teaser, and certainly sets the wry tone of the series. (more…)
The Hero For Hire isn’t exactly a newcomer to the Marvel Netflix Universe, what with him already having made waves on his guest appearances both in Jessica Jones and Daredevil. The toughest man of Hell’s Kitchen is finally confirmed to be getting his own show, if the newest spoiler-free teaser is anything to go by… (more…)
So far, the collaboration between Netflix and Marvel Studios has been two-for-two with Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but can they make it three-for-three? That will be the big question when Luke Cage debuts on the streaming site later this year, but when will that be precisely? Cage will have a leg up because the character’s already been introduced in Jessica Jones, but it will be a bold new step for the Marvel Movie and TV Universe as it will be the first to feature an African-American hero, one with a cult following and a lot of history. So when will you get a chance to see Luke Cage? Think “Back to School.” (more…)
Word is making the Internet rounds that Marvel has found their Iron Fist lead in Game of Thrones star Finn Jones. Earlier this year Luke Cage lead Mike Colter teased:
The actor has been cast, but he’s in a basement somewhere. When the time is right, they’ll let him up and tell him where he is.
Now that Jones is cast, we can start to wonder when he’ll make his Marvel debut. (more…)
It all really started with the premiere of Daredevil. The dark and gritty theme of the show brought an element to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that many fans had not seen yet. It also showed that it was possible to go in a direction that was opposite from the some what “family friendly” tone of movies like The Avengers, Captain America, or Iron Man. Soon after Daredevil, audiences were introduced to Jessica Jones who not only continued that dark and gritty trend, but was also a hero that so many (especially women) could connect to. And now, in 2016, audiences will be getting more in Luke Cage.