Marvel has released a new poster for Luke Cage.
The poster, which is designed by the legendary artist, Joe Quesada, was published by TV Line this morning, ahead of Comic-Con. Fans attending the San Diego convention later this month will be able to pick up a copy of the artwork at Marvel’s booth.
“There’s always great pressure with superhero posters,” Quesada told the site. “You’ve got one shot to encapsulate a character with a pose that’s provocative and that you hope will someday be iconic.”
The pose is certainly intimidating, with Mike Colter’s presence in Jessica Jones managing to be both physically huge – in all the ways (ahem) – and charismatic.
“Mike gives Luke a smoldering strength,” added Quesada. “He’s sexy and calming. And the ladies love it.”
The series debuts on Netflix on Friday 30th September.
Marvel adds Luke Cage teaser to end of Daredevil Season 2
19th March 2016
With Daredevil Season 2 now on Netflix, some people are binge-viewing their way through the show like their life depends upon it. The good news? Marvel has a little reward waiting for them at the end: the first teaser trailer for Luke Cage.
Netflix is no stranger to videos at the end of its series, with the site’s entire binge-viewing culture built around recommended similar titles to subscribers. Marvel, too, is an old hand at this game, with post-credit stings becoming as big a part of their big-screen formula as all the other recognisable superhero tropes. But this is a rare example of the two combining to release a Marvel-style post-credit trailer at the end of Netflix’s comic book outings.
The teaser, which sees Mike Colter back in action as the near-invincible man, is full of the swagger and intimidating presence that made him such a compelling character in Jessica Jone. “I guess you guys haven’t heard about me,” he quips, before the video confirms the release date that Colter announced at the Daredevil Season 2 premiere: his solo outing will premiere on Friday 30th September.
It’s a good enough excuse for us to close all the curtains and watch Daredevil all weekend, but for those Netflix subscribers who can only manage a few episodes and still want to see Colter do his thing once more, you can watch the 24-second teaser trailer by hitting the button below.
In the meantime, you can read our thoughts on the first four episodes of Daredevil’s second run here.