Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Both Daredevil and Jessica Jones were based in Hell’s Kitchen, but perhaps after realizing that a neighborhood of one square mile can only sustain so many superheroes at a time, Netflix’s next Marvel hero is headed uptown. Luke Cage picks back up with the unbreakable badass we last saw in Jessica Jones. Nowadays, though, his concern is protecting his neighborhood of Harlem.
The show promises to feature a few familiar faces, like Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and of course Mike Colter as Luke Cage. But he’ll be making some new friends as well, like Simone Missick‘s Misty Knight, and facing off against a number of baddies including Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali), Shades (Theo Rossi), and Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard, playing a completely different MCU character from the one we saw in Captain America: Civil War). Watch the latest Luke Cage trailer below.
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Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
On Thursday, Marvel TV took over Comic-Con’s second biggest venue, Ballroom 20, to present their next new Netflix series, Luke Cage starring Mike Colter. Fans were first introduced to the indestructible bartender in last year’s Jessica Jones, but this fall he’ll branch out on his own to become the hero of Harlem.
Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb was on hand to moderate the panel, with showrunner Cheo Coker and actors Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Frank Whaley, Theo Rossi, and Simone Missick all onstage to tell you why Luke Cage could be your next new favorite show. Below, read a rundown of everything we learned at the Luke Cage Comic-Con panel, including who all the new villains and allies are, and what makes Luke Cage unique in the Marvel universe. (And don’t forget to check out the first Luke Cage teaser trailer and our Luke Cage footage recap if you haven’t already.)
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Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Mike Colter made his Marvel universe debut as the unbreakable Luke Cage last year in Jessica Jones, but this fall he’ll get to grab the spotlight all for himself. Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel TV and Netflix unveiled the very first Luke Cage teaser trailer. The series also stars Mahershala Ali as Cornell Stokes, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Theo Rossi as Shades, Frank Whaley as Scarfe, and Simone Missick as Misty Knight. Watch the first Luke Cage teaser below. Read More »
There was a lot to love in the first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones series, but one of things I loved most was Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage. We knew from the start that this soulful, sensitive, and dashing bartender (who also, you know, just so happens to have unbreakable skin) was going to be the star of his own series and would eventually unite with the rest of the Marvel Netflix stable of characters for a Defenders series, but Colter made a solo series for Luke feel like a priority in the midst of another character’s show. That’s something special.
With San Diego Comic-Con right around the corner, all things superhero are about to invade headlines with the force of a well-timed punch from Mr. Cage himself. So why don’t we kick off this week with a new Luke Cage poster that will be available to Comic-Con attendees later this week?
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Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s now been about 12 hours since Daredevil season 2 hit Netflix, which means it’s unlikely most of you have made it to the end at this point. Those who have, however, have found a shiny little present waiting for them at the end of Matt Murdock’s grueling journey: a teaser trailer for Netflix’s next Marvel series, Luke Cage. The clip does not contain any Daredevil season 2 spoilers whatsoever, so you can proceed like a man without fear even if you’ve yet to begin the new episodes. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
If you’re like us, you’re already planning to spend next weekend in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen — or rather, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s grim and gritty version of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen — as Daredevil returns for its second season on Netflix. But also if you’re like us, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll finish the whole thing in one go, and that Sunday night will find you blearily demanding to know when you can expect your next Netflix-Marvel fix.
Well, the good news is that we can tell you right now. We’ve long know that Luke Cage, Netflix’s third MCU series, would premiere sometime this year, and now star Mike Colter has officially announced a premiere date. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 by Fred Topel
After announcing a season two pickup for Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Netflix presented a panel with the cast and creators of the show. After her panel, Krysten Ritter spoke with journalists further. When she signed up for the show, there were already plans to join the Netflix Marvel characters in a Defenders series. News of getting her own second season delighted Ritter.
“I love Jessica and I’m so excited to see what happens next for her,” Ritter said. “When I watched the show the weekend it came out with everybody else, I was like, ‘Okay, what’s next?’ Which is kind of what happens with all the Netflix shows. You need more. So I’m excited to see where she goes next and how she handles this next chapter of her life.”
More on season 2 after the jump, including Jessica’s upcoming arc, where Jessica and Luke might meet next, and whether a certain someone will return.
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Netflix is set to debut its upcoming original series Marvel’s Jessica Jones on November 20th, 2015, and in the last couple weeks they have released a bunch of new character posters and trailers to promote the show. Earlier this week we learned the episode titles and summaries, and today Netflix has revealed a ton of new Jessica Jones photos, including a better look at Mike Colter as Luke Cage.
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Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
The first Jessica Jones teaser released last week was fantastic — gorgeous, moody, mysterious, and even helpful, thanks to its release date reveal. But it didn’t actually show us much of the series itself. For that, we turn to the new batch of official images released today.
Krysten Ritter leads Netflix’s latest Marvel series as the titular character, whose short-lived stint as a superheroine has come to a tragic end. She tries to rebuild her life as a P.I. who specializes in cases involving superpowered people. The Jessica Jones images also reveal David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Harper. See them all after the jump. Read More »