Luke Cage Gets Down to Business in First Teaser Trailer
Binged Daredevil season two yet? Well get on top of it, because you’ve got another Marvel superhero Netflix show to start obsessing about.
Netflix released the first teaser for Luke Cage, its series about the super-sexy, indestructible, sometimes-boyfriend of Jessica Jones. Click here for your first look at the new series, which is scheduled to debut on September 30—although we already met the hero in the first season of Jessica Jones. But first, Luke Cage needs to get some new clothes and he’s not happy.
Jessica encountered bar owner Luke while working on a case, and after discovering the other’s superpowers—her super-strength and sorta-flight, his super-strength and indestructible skin—became romantically involved.
Viewers last saw Luke Cage after an intense battle in Marvel’s Jessica Jones when he ghosted the titular heroine after being nursed back to health by Rosario Dawson‘s Daredevil character, Claire Temple. That means when they see each other again—whether that’s in Luke Cage or team-up series The Defenders or season two of Jessica Jones—things might get a little awkward.
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“I think ultimately it would’ve been nice to have a neat little package at the end where they make up,” Colter said when discussing the Luke-Jessica relationship in January. “Her goodbye, I wasn’t even conscious. When I awoke, it was like, ‘What happened?’…Luke is completely exhausted emotionally. He didn’t expect this to happen to him…it’s a long arc, a long storyline and I think it leaves us in a great place to see when we interact again.”
Spoiler alert: In the comic books, Luke and Jessica eventually marry and have a kid together, but who knows where the shows will take their relationship?
“Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage,” Melissa Rosenberg, executive producer and showrunner of Jessica Jones, said in a statement at the time of Colter’s casting. “We’re excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life.”
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