A new trailer for the upcoming Marvel/Netflix series Luke Cage was released Online this week.
The series follows Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a man with super strength and impenetrable skin, as he fights crime on the streets of Harlem. Cage was introduced as a supporting character in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, but he will take the spotlight when his series premieres in September.
Check out the trailer below.
‘Luke Cage’ sets itself apart
The trailer has a very different feel than its predecessors Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Like the teaser release back in July, this trailer makes use of what will probably be a great soundtrack.
The show seems to fit into the world established by the man without fear, while setting itself apart. Showrunner Cheo Coker (Notorious) has previously said this will be a much different type of superhero show, likening it to listening to a record.
At San Diego Comic Con (via Collider), Coker called the addition of Luke Cage “the Wu-Tangification of the Marvel Universe,” saying the show has attitude and flavor, but also elegance.
If the series can live up to that description, it will unique to say the least.
Diversity on the small screen
Luke Cage is poised to have the most diverse cast for a superhero property until the upcoming Black Panther movie. The core cast is predominately African-American, with the supporting cast mainly made up of other minority actors. This is exciting news for a number of reasons.
Movies in general tend to have an issue with white washing. It’s a systemic issue that has been slow to change. Movies and TV shows have an easier time getting funding if they have a bankable actor. The problem with that is, most of who Hollywood considers bankable are white males. I’m glad that certain studios have realized that audiences care less about race and more about a good finished product.
The cast’s diversity is also a plus due to the location in which it takes place: Harlem.
Harlem has a largely minority population. Depicting otherwise would be an insult to anyone from the area.
The show also stars Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Theo Rossi as Shades, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.
Luke Cage premieres on Netflix on Sept. 30.