How much has Incredibles 2 earned at the US box office in just two weeks? Who does Mike Colter want to cameo on the third season of Luke Cage? What are the first reactions to Teen Titans GO! to the Movies saying? What Saturn Awards did Black Panther walk away with? Which Marvel Cinematic Universe actor still hasn’t seen Avengers: Infinity War yet? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What did the second season of Luke Cage end up with on Rotten Tomatoes? Is there a shot in Justice League where Henry Cavill has CGI hands? Did you know there was almost a Mega Ultron in the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron? Are you ready for a Shazam trailer to debut at San Diego Comic-Con? What is Scott Lang having a nightmare about in Ant-Man and the Wasp? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How did the Ant-Man and the Wasp costume designers create a “new”color for The Wasp‘s suit? Why isn’t Jeremy Jordan returning as a series regular on Supergirl next season? Why was Cherry Blue the working title for Ant-Man and the Wasp? Will The Batman and the Todd Phillips directed Joker movie be set in the same universe? Will Spider-Man have a new suit in the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 by Fred Topel
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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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a video essay explores why the sequels to Jurassic Park have mostly been less than satisfying. Meanwhile, another video essay about Breaking Bad explores how the cinematography of the series forces viewers into a certain degree of impartiality, and Mike Colter recaps the first season of Luke Cage for everyone who needs to catch up. Read More »
How many MTV Movie & TV Awards did Black Panther win last night? Which Elseworlds comic will the fourth season of Supergirl be drawing from? How does Stephen Amell want the writers of Arrow to approach the seventh season? Need a recap of the first season of Luke Cage from Mike Colter? Would Michael B. Jordan come back as Killmonger if given the chance? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Marvel and Netflix’s Luke Cage returns for a complex, emotional season that increases the stakes while also suffering the same pacing problems of every other Marvel/Netflix show.
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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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Step down, Luke Cage. Your queen is speaking. The newest Luke Cage season 2 trailer shifts away from Harlem’s heroes for once, and gives the spotlight to the far more interesting characters: the villains.
Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) has been a formidable presence since season 1, though her star was outshined by Mahershala Ali‘s Cottonmouth and Erik LaRay Harvey’s Diamondback. But no more. She is here to take her crown as the queen of Harlem — if only a new bulletproof baddie wouldn’t get in the way.
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Why did The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow star Keiynan Lonsdale leave the shows? What would Avengers: Infinity War have looked like with stars from the 1980s? When might the DC streaming service launch? Want to know all of the episode titles of Luke Cage season 2? Will the snap of Thanos impact any of the Marvel TV shows? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »