Luke Cage fights the villainous Diamondback in first set photos

Aside from the brief teaser that premiered at the end of Daredevil's second season in mid-March, we haven't really seen all that much from Luke Cage. The solo series for Mike Colter's unbreakable hero will finally debut on Netflix on September, and a fresh batch of set photos (via Superhero Hype) have emerged online. 

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The photos show Colter's Cage facing off against Erik LaRay Harvey's Willis Stryker aka Diamondback. The two characters have a long history in the comics - they used to be good friends who worked for the same criminal organisation - and if the recently unveiled synopsis for the series is anything to go by it looks like the show will be following it quite closely.

I'm really excited to see this one; Cage got a great introduction to the MCU in Jessica Jones' first season, and now that at least some of the groundwork for the character has been laid it will be interesting to see how Cage develops in his own series.  

Starring Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson, Frank Whaley, and Sônia Braga, season 1 of Marvel's Luke Cage arrives in its entirety on Netflix September 30, 2016.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.