Final Luke Cage trailer lands
James R | On 27, Sep 2016
The final Luke Cage trailer has landed ahead of the show’s premiere this Friday – and it’s another corker, as we see not just Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali), politician Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard), police officer Misty Knight (Simone Missick) and crossover nurse Claire (Rosario Dawson).
“There is nothing that can hurt you, so what the hell are you so afraid of?” she points out to him – and sure enough, what follows is a blistering bit of action, as Mike Colter lets loose and not only dispenses physical justice, but also looks to be having a hella lot of fun.
Three days, folks.
Behind-the-scenes on Marvel’s Luke Cage
23rd September 2016
With just one week to go until Marvel’s Luke Cage swaggers onto Netflix, the streaming giant has released a new video and a bunch of photos taking us behind the scenes on the series.
The featurette delves into the gritty series’ title character played by Mike Colter. Executive producer and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, plus Colter’s co-stars Simone Missick (Misty Knight), and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple) explore this street-level hero’s internal conflict between his desire to live in the shadows and protect a neighbourhood in need with his special abilities.
You can also see Coker, Dawson and Mahershala Ali on set in the behind-the-scenes pictures below.
Luke Cage premieres globally on Netflix on Friday 30th September.
Photos: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix
Cottonmouth takes centre stage in new Luke Cage clip
Cottonmouth takes centre stage in the latest clip from Netflix’s Luke Cage.
With two weeks to go until the streaming giant’s new Marvel series lands, we’ve seen a lot of our hero, played by Mike Colter – and even more of him during his episodes of Jessica Jones. Now, though, a new clip has landed giving us a better glimpse of the man he’s going up against.
Mahershala Ali plays Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, a guy who, in the words of Ali, is “really not a quote-unquote bad guy”. With Cage turning up in Harlem, Stokes finds himself trying to maintain a hold over his business and industry.
“I think you start seeing somebody who will do anything to protect what he has, and can justify that because he is so threatened by the introduction of this new person in Harlem, who is learning to take everything away from him,” said Ali in a recent interview.
“It’s just being able to work against how those characters are often thought of, and sometimes written, to make them human; and therefore, making a character that the audience feels conflicted about. You can do a lot with those roles – you really can,” he added.
With Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin and David Tennant’s Purple Man setting the standard for villains in Netflix’s mini Marvel universe, this new one is shaping up to be another good ‘un.
Here’s the latest clip:
New Luke Cage clip teaches us some respect
14th September 2016
There are 20 days until Luke Cage lands on Netflix UK – and in case that doesn’t mean something to you, Netflix has released a new clip from the show to teach you some respect.
You see, disrespect? It’s unnecessary. And if you show it Luke Cage or someone near him, you’re liable to be beaten to a pulp by the street-fighting ex-con or thrown through a window.
Marvel’s live action series stars Mike Colter as Cage, reprising the role that he played in Jessica Jones. After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, he becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Colter is joined in the series by Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Theo Rossi as Shades, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe and Rosario Dawson, also reprising her role of Claire Temple from Daredevil.
Here’s the clip:
New Luke Cage video takes us behind the Marvel series’ music
2nd September 2016
Luke Cage is almost here, which means that you can expect a whole host of new clips and trailers, just to remind you how bad-ass the whole series looks.
Netflix, though, gives us something a little more unexpected with this new look at the superhero’s solo outing after Jessica Jones, which takes us behind the scenes to explore the music of Cheo Hodari Coker’s show.
Part one of the Marvel’s Street Level Hero series, these digital videos look to blend fiction with history by taking audiences behind the curtain on the themes that give the show its street-level authenticity and cultural relevance.
As well as Coker, Mike Colter, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge of A Tribe Called Quest, A$AP Ferg and Method Man all comment on how each episode is shaped by its score and musical influence.
And here’s a new clip too, for good measure:
New Luke Cage trailer lands
“The world is ready for a bulletproof Black man,” Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker told fans at Comic-Con this summer. And just in case you weren’t ready enough, Netflix is releasing a new trailer for the show today.
The show sees Mike Colter reprise his role of Luke Cage, following his appearance in Jessica Jones. After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Colter is joined in the series by Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Theo Rossi as Shades, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe and Rosario Dawson, reprising her role of Claire Temple.
To get us in the mood for the trailer, the show’s official Twitter account has also released the key art for the series, which sees Colter looking suitably bad-ass as Cage. You know, in case the Comic-Con trailer wasn’t bad-ass enough already.
Here’s the new trailer: