When we first meet Luke Cage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s behind the bar at a seedy Hell’s Kitchen watering hole on ‘Jessica Jones’. He offers the titular heroine a free drink as part of a Ladies Night promotion. But when we see him next in his own Netflix series this fall, it would appear that he has taken his bartending talents to a more upscale establishment.
In their San Diego Comic-Con preview released earlier this week, USA Today included a new still from ‘Luke Cage’ featuring star Mike Colter in a fancy suit and tie. Despite the departure from the signature yellow t-shirt and jeans, Cage is still behind a bar, except he’s serving up martinis rather than shots of whiskey. The publication doesn’t really give any context for this picture, but since his bar was set ablaze courtesy of Kilgrave, it’s possible that this could be Luke’s new job for the time being. No matter what the case may be, you can check out the image below, followed by the official synopsis of the show:
When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem, and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
If you’re looking for more answers regarding this picture and all things ‘Luke Cage’, we may get them after the first ever Marvel/Netflix panel at SDCC on July 21st. Moderated by Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb, showrunner and Executive Producer Cheo Hodari Coker will present the star-studded cast of the upcoming MCU series at the panel in Ballroom 20 for the first time anywhere. Chances are that we’ll get plenty of new details there, so stay tuned to ScienceFiction.com for the latest.
‘Luke Cage’ starring Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, and Sônia Braga breaks out on Netflix on September 30, 2016.