Netflix just released the following Luke Cage featurette breaking down the story of Marvel’s latest reluctant hero milling about the noir-drenched streets of New York City. On top of presenting the basic premise through interviews with the likes of Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), and executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker, we get a significant amount of new footage, including our first look at Luke Cage in prison, pre-scientific augmentation. Look down! Press play! Enjoy!
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Coker breaks down Luke Cage thusly:
“He has powers he didn’t ask for; the woman he fell in love with is dead, and he was put in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.”
And yep, that batch of misery pretty much explains the impetus behind Luke Cage’s current emotional state.
And did I mention we see Luke Cage in prison? It all starts there; a prisoner wrongfully committed and infused with odd sciences in an effort to reduce his sentence. It…sort of works out.
Beating the hell out of you with a bathroom sink, Luke Cage debuts September 30th on Netflix and stars Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Frankie Faison (Pop), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Alvarez), Erik LaRay Harvey (Diamondback), Frank Whaley (Detective Scarfe), and Mahershala Ali (Cornell Stokes).