If Netflix has taught us anything since they started to stream shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s that when a one of their heroes is walking down a hallway, the bad guys are in serious trouble. In the first season of ‘Daredevil’, Matt Murdock mixed his boxing prowess with his ninja skills to take out his foes. Frank Castle did something similar in the second season of the Man Without Fear’s series as he punished some inmates that looked to do him some major harm. Now, it’s the unbreakable Luke Cage’s turn to knock a few guys around a hallway.
Sweet Christmas indeed. Following the release of a poster and new still from the series earlier this week, Marvel Studios and Netflix debuted the first trailer for ‘Luke Cage’ at their San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday night. Executive producer and screenwriter Cheo Hodari Coker introduced the preview by saying that the show has a very 90s hip-hop vibe, which is no surprise since Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest was tapped to score the series with Adrian Younge. And thanks to the Luke Cage Twitter account, you can get a small taste of that right now, followed by the official synopsis of the series:
— Luke Cage (@LukeCage) July 22, 2016
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.
Seriously, no henchman on a Marvel/Netflix show is safe when they’re in a hallway. But not only is Cage taking a page from his fellow Defenders’ playbooks, he’s also borrowing a move from Captain America when he rips off that car door and uses it as a shield. Hopefully we can see that team up somewhere down the line. Until then, let us know what you think about the first ‘Luke Cage’ trailer in the comments below.
‘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.