With Marvel’s Luke Cage coming out on Netflix this Friday, all of us are on edge waiting for the series to premiere. Of course, while tensions are high, Netflix decided to drop its final trailer for the series, which is aptly titled ‘Streets’. We do get to see a few repeated action sequences from previous trailers in this new trailer, but we get a better idea of the type of politics that will be introduced within the realm of the Luke Cage series.
In this trailer we get to see more footage of the new characters that will be making their Marvel/Netflix series debut in Luke Cage. We already know Luke Cage , played by Mike Colter, from Marvel’s Jessica Jones. He is trying to keep his head low while dealing with the aftermath of what happened in Jessica Jones and with his own abilities. However, that is never possible in the Marvel Universe. In comes Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, played to perfection by Mahershala Ali, the underground kingpin of Harlem with a desire to be on top of everyone and everything. Cage’s appearance in Harlem, however, may end up blowing up his plans of citywide dominance.
The new trailer serves to build up these two characters as well as several others we’ve seen in the Luke Cage promotional material. We get a better glimpse of Mariah Dillard, played by Alfre Woodard, who promotes herself as the politician for the people while also helping out her criminal cousin Cottonmouth behind the scenes. Based off the trailer, we get an idea that she wants Cage out of the picture ASAP! She is definitely gearing to be one of those grey area characters, neither wholly good or bad.
On the good side, we have Rosario Dawson returning as Claire Temple and Misty Knight played by Simone Missick. The trailers haven’t done anything to convey to us what kind of role Claire is going to have this season, but we’re sure she’ll be helping out Cage in whatever way she can at the expense of herself. Misty Knight’s appearance looks to be around the same area as the comics, except she is still very much involved in law enforcement and doesn’t have a robotic arm. Her sense of justice is pervasive and will definitely mark her character throughout the series.
With the series premiering on Netflix on September 30, tensions are high. This new trailer just serves to continue stoking those already present tensions while also making sure we have an idea of who characters are before we binge watch.
The official synopsis of the series is as follows:
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
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