With just over a month left until Marvel’s Luke Cage is released on Netflix, we’ve been itching to see more footage from the show. Yesterday Marvel Entertainment and Netflix released a minute long clip that further showcased Luke Cage’s abilities and how difficult it is to incapacitate the reluctant hero.
In Marvel‘s Jessica Jones we were able to get glimpses of Luke Cage’s strength and see how impenetrable his skin was. We had an idea as to how he came into his powers after a brief conversation with Jessica Jones, but the backstory was never really given. Instead we saw him survive bullets, fire, and being beaten with no real damage done, except to his clothes. It wasn’t explicitly stated in Marvel’s Jessica Jones how much Cage participated in the criminal world, but it was hinted at. In the clip that Marvel Entertainment and Netflix released, there is no more hinting.
Luke Cage, played by Mike Colter, confronts a group of mobsters in a boxing gym. Why? We do not entirely know. After tossing aside some low-level baddies, he has to deal with two gun-toting mobsters who haven’t heard about him before. They open fire and, for a good 30 seconds, we just see Cage take the bullets with not a grimace or bits of blood spilled. When the mobsters run out of bullets, he makes a quip, “I’m about sick of always having to buy new clothes.” Considering how much he gets shot at, you can’t help but feel for his wallet.
The release of Marvel’s Luke Cage is part of a master plan by Netflix to introduce the audience to the characters that will end up making up The Defenders team later on in their scheduled release of series. We’ve been introduced to Daredevil and Jessica Jones so far through their own independent series. Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones are where we were introduced to Luke Cage and The Punisher, who’ll be getting his own independent series. Most likely we’ll be introduced to the Iron Fist sometime during Marvel’s Luke Cage, which will prepare us for that character before his independent series premieres next year.
Marvel’s Luke Cage will be premiering on Netflix on September 30, 2016. Prepare yourself for the inevitable binge watching. Check out the scene below. Let us know what you think in the comments section.