WATCH: Marvel’s Luke Cage is impenetrable in thrilling new Netflix trailer
Marvel’s Luke Cage is very nearly here and we absolutely cannot wait.
Now, a new two-minute trailer has been released showcasing exactly the sort of high-tempo, kick-ass drama that we’ve come to expect from the Marvel and Netflix collaboration. Move over Daredevil and Jessica Jones!
In the trailer, there is rather a lot of Cage surviving shootouts, throwing people around as though they were feather-light, and beating the hell out of bad guys. In the course of the trailer, Cage goes from reluctant to use his superpowers for good, to a determined fighter unafraid of anything (and why would he be?). We also catch a glimpse of Harlem’s criminal underworld, as they firstly struggle to understand his abilities and later seek to take him out.
Marvel Cinematic Universe fans met Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a bartender with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin (and love interest for Jessica Jones), in Marvel’s Jessica Jones last year. However, the pair’s relationship was unable to recover after it was revealed Jessica had been forced to murder Cage’s wife Reva by the villainous Kilgrave.
Marvel’s Luke Cage will tell the story of the superhero from the beginning, after a sabotaged experiment leaves Cage with unbelievable superpowers, living life as a fugitive in New York’s Harlem district. As always, destiny refuses to leave him alone and he is forced to confront the past he sought to leave behind.