San Diego Comic Con (opens in new tab) 2016 is currently in full swing, and one of the many panels that took place yesterday was for Luke Cage. The Netflix brand of Marvel Television has been going from strength to strength these past couple years, and while Cage was a great secondary character in Jessica Jones the time has come for Marvel's bulletproof hero to take centre stage.
Earlier this week we got the first poster (opens in new tab) for the upcoming series, and now the fantastic teaser trailer that debuted during the panel has made its way online. Check it out below...
I'm really, really liking this trailer; The nonchalant manner in which Cage takes out those foolish enough to try and fight him is both hilarious and just plain cool, and the use of ODB's 'Shimmy Shimmy Ya' to soundtrack the clip is inspired.
Speaking of the musicality of the show, during the panel showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker described the show as a "Wu-Tangification of the Marvel Universe, meaning that it’s got attitude, it’s got grit, but it’s elegant at the same time. Every different episode is named after a different gangsta song. I wanted the thirteen episodes to feel like an album".
That sounds great to me, but it's Coker's next quote that really resonated; ""As you know, there aren’t a lot of black superheroes, and Luke Cage stood out. Not only is he strong, he’s funny, he's cool. And even now, even though the character came out in '72, when I think about what’s going on now, the world is ready for a bulletproof black man".
AMEN, Mr. Coker.
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 makes its Netflix debut on September 30, 2016.