Netflix releases first official Luke Cage trailer
“Sometimes if you want justice, you have to get it yourself”... The first official trailer for Marvel’s Luke Cage is finally here, and it’s certainly got our hearts racing and our eyes watering.
Set to be as gritty and action-packed as its Netflix-Marvel predecessors Daredevil and Jessica Jones, this next instalment in the Defenders series centres around the charismatic unbreakable man from which it takes its name, as played by Mike Colter.
Setting up Cage’s return to his native Harlem following the events of Jessica Jones, not least his failed relationship with the super-strengthed heroine, the trailer suggests that the fugitive hero’s attempts to rebuild a normal life for himself might not go so smoothly, especially when the little issue of saving his city rears its head.
The trailer also teases a bit more of Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple, who played important roles in both Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and introduces us to other key cast members Mahershala Ali (Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), and Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe).
“The world is ready for a bulletproof black man,” said showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker at Comic Con this summer, and we’re certainly ready to get a whole load more of what we see in the 2:45 minute trailer below.
Marvel’s Luke Cage comes to Netflix on September 30th 2016 at 12:01am PT.
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