Luke Cage Showrunner Interview

When Luke Cage (Mike Colter) made his first appearance in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, he was the long awaited personification of one of Marvel’s seminal black superheroes. His own show was up next. Now that season 2 is here, Luke Cage is joined by Black Panther in theaters and Black Lightning on network TV – black superheroes are finally coming into their own on the big and small screens.

Season 2 of Luke Cage picks up with Luke trying to keep a low profile in Harlem but it’s even harder now that people have seen his heroics. They even came out with an app to track Luke’s movements. Bad guys try to find a way to hurt him, but even the Judas Bullets don’t pack the punch they used to. That is, until John McIver, AKA Bushmaster, comes to town.

Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker spoke with /Film by phone about season 2, which he hopes “breaks Netflix.” We’ll find out when season two drops Friday, June 22.

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Creed II Details

Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker spoke with /Film by phone this week about the second season of his show. We’ll bring you the full interview next week, but during the interview, we got to ask him about writing the sequel to Creed, which brings back Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), with a son of his own to fight Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan).

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luke cage season 2 music

It’s not just the bulletproof hero or the Harlem setting that sets Luke Cage apart from the other Marvel Netflix shows — it’s the music. Netflix has released a new Luke Cage featurette diving into the new music and artists who are working on the second season of the Marvel-Netflix series. And it sounds like the season 2 music has stepped it up a notch.

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luke cage season 2 clip

Luke Cage season 2 drops on Netflix later this month, and if you’re not hyped yet, this clip might do the trick. In this Luke Cage season 2 clip, Misty Knight  and Colleen Wing have a friendly conversation with some gentleman at a bar. And by “conversation”, I mean they kick the crap out of these guys.

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luke cage season 2 clip

Luke Cage (Mike Coulter) is really loving the hero worship. The hero of Harlem gained cult status after he defeated the sinister Diamondback at the end of Luke Cage season 1, and now he may be getting a little too big for his (pretty big) britches.

Now, in a new Luke Cage season 2 clip, Luke can be seen basking in the glow of celebrity as he takes on the NFL draft, breaking all kinds of NFL records without breaking a sweat. Well, he kinda breaks a sweat.

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Nightwatch movie

Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee might be getting in on that sweet superhero movie action. Lee is circling Sony’s Nightwatch, based on the Marvel comics character that first appeared in Web of Spider-Man #97Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker is set to pen the script. More on the Nightwatch movie below.

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Luke Cage featurette

We’ve already met Netflix’s next leading Marvel hero, thanks to Mike Colter‘s recurring role on Jessica Jones season one. We’re familiar with his powers and his personality, as well as the broad strokes of his backstory. But as we approach the much-anticipated premiere of the Luke Cage solo series, Netflix thinks there are a few more things we ought to know. A new Luke Cage featurette gets us up to speed on the man with unbreakable skin — what he’s been up to since we last saw him, and where he’s headed next in his own show.  Read More »

Luke Cage footage 2

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 AliAlfre WoodardFrank WhaleyTheo 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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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 »

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Luke Cage showrunner

Daredevil is out next week, AKA Jessica Jones is filming, and now Netflix and Marvel are setting up the third piece of their universe. With Mike Colter already cast as Luke Cage, now he needs a boss. Cheo Hodari Coker has been hired as head writer and showrunner of the Netflix Luke Cage show, which will hit the format next year. Read more about the Luke Cage showrunner below. Read More »