We’ve had Daredevil and we’ve had Jessica Jones, now its almost time for Luke Cage centre stage as Netflix races towards in long-awaited The Defenders series. In anticipation for his arrival, the streaming service has unveiled a shiny new poster of the man himself.
With all those bullet holes puckering his t-shirt, it’s no wonder Mike Colter’s Cage looks more stern and uncompromising than ever before – we already know from the teaser that he’s about sick of always having to buy new clothes.
Following the collapse of his relationship with Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage will detail the evolution of its titular tough guy as relocates to Harlem. Having been endowed with super strength and unbreakable skin after a failed science experiment, Cage is pulled out of the shadows to fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Colter will be joined by Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple, who has already made her bow in Daredevil, as well as Simone Missick’s Misty Knight, Alfre Woodward’s Mariah Dillard, Theo Rossi’s Shades and Frank Whaley’s Rafael Scarfe. Mahershala Ali will play the series’ big bad Cornell Cottonmouth Stokes.
Next in queue at Netflix, after Luke Cage, will be Marvel’s Iron Fist, followed by the eight-episode Marvel’s The Defenders team-up event, both of which are expected to arrive next year.
Marvel’s Luke Cage lands on Netflix in its entirety on 30 September.
Watch the trailer below: