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With almost a month left until Netflix’s Luke Cage series is released, we’ve all been quaking with anticipation for any new snippets of information or promotional material to hold us over until the September 30 release date. We were able to get some of that at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, but it was just a teaser. It didn’t really give us an exact idea of what the series was going to be about, except that we should be expecting a lot of epic choreographed fight scenes as per the Netflix Marvel series standard.

However, today, Netflix gave us something amazing – a full season trailer for Luke Cage.

As we all know based off of Netflix’s Jessica Jones series, Luke Cage is someone who’s been trying to lay low and avoid any semblance of heroics. He’s been given these powers via scientific experimentation as a child, but doesn’t want to get involved with crime fighting because it just causes more problems. However, as we all know, it’s hard to avoid crime and heroics in Harlem. It’s like a magnetic force that pulls the scum and the would-be heroes to its center which, in its own way, proves that it is the most prominent and influential character in Netflix’s Marvel universe.

If you take a look at the trailer below, you’ll see that it looks like Luke Cage is going to have to fight harder than ever to avoid getting pulled into the fray as a new criminal mobster (Mahershala Ali) has decided to take Harlem for his own now that there’s no competition from other crime syndicates (look at Daredevil for reference). As much as he’d like to avoid getting involved, there are too many people coming into his life who want him to use his powers for good. Rosario Dawson returns as Claire Temple as one of the people that tries to convince Luke that sometimes, in order to get anything done, he needs to take it into his own hands to get it done.

So far, I’m super excited to see the trailer come out. After seeing Mike Colter’s Luke Cage in the first season of Jessica Jones, I wanted to see more from him and I am glad Netflix is giving us that. Luke Cage will be released on Netflix on September 30. Make sure you check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.


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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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