We have 14 days until Marvel’s Luke Cage comes out on Netflix and we keep being given all the teasing goodies this week. Earlier in the week, Netflix released a clip introducing us to Mahershala Ali‘s Cottonmouth. Today they released two posters highlighting two of the main female characters in the series – Misty Knight and Claire Temple.
Each poster has a quote summing up their personal philosophy around justice. Justice is a common thread that can be found throughout all of the Marvel series on Netflix. We first saw it in Marvel’s first Netflix series Daredevil and it seems to be something that influences each individual person’s lives in all of the series. In the case of Misty Knight (Simone Cook) and Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), both seem to share a common philosophy that it should be taken into one’s own hands, but with different degrees of intensity.
As you can see in Misty Temple’s poster, she takes a more extreme approach: “I don’t seek justice. I stalk it.” It seems very similar to what I believe The Punisher’s philosophy would be. This works for the character because Misty Knight is a hard-nosed detective, committed to protecting the streets of Harlem. At what cost, we do not know. And I’m sure we’ll find out when the series is released.
Claire Temple’s philosophy is something that we’ve seen bits and pieces of in her appearances on Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones. She’s always been on the fence, keeping her toes on the thin line that represents the rules and regulations of society. We saw her cross over that line in Season 2 of Daredevil when (SPOILERS) she quit her job at the hospital after bureaucratic regulations shafted her for doing the morally correct thing. Seeing her philosophy in her poster, I think it fits her perfectly: “If you want justice, you have to get it yourself.”
Marvel’s Luke Cage will be premiering on Netflix on September 30, 2016. What do you think about these posters? What about the concept of justice throughout Netflix’s various Marvel series. Let us know what you think in the comments section.