Marvel's Luke Cage series gets a sweet first poster

We got a look at some concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Doctor Strange ahead of this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con a few days ago, and today it's the turn of Luke Cage. The first series for Harlem's hero will debut on Netflix later this year, and the first poster has been officially released (via TV Insider).

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"There's always great pressure with superhero posters", noted Marvel Entertainment chief creative officer - and designer of Luke Cage's striking one-sheet - Joe Quesada. "You’ve got one shot to encapsulate a character with a pose that’s provocative and that you hope will someday be iconic. Mike [Colter] gives Luke a smouldering strength. He’s sexy and calming. And the ladies love it".

I've been excited about Luke Cage's solo series ever since Colter made a great first impression in Jessica Jones. It's going to be really interesting to see how both the character and the world develops, not least because we're getting closer and closer to The Defenders. Here's hoping a trailer makes its way online after the show's Comic-Con panel this weekend.

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.

Images: Marvel/Netflix

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.