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Read on only if you don't mind reading spoilers for the film.
|Creator(s):||Cheo Hodari Coker|
|Number of Seasons:||1|
|Number of Episodes:||13|
|Running Time:||60 mins|
Luke Cage is an upcoming Netflix series that is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is slated to premiere on September 30, 2016.
A street-fighting ex-con battles crime on the streets of New York as the Super Hero, Luke Cage.
- Mike Colter as Luke Cage
- Mahershala Ali as Cornell Stokes/Cottonmouth
- Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard
- Simone Missick as Misty Knight
- Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe
- Theo Rossi as Shades Alvarez
- Sonia Braga as Soledad Temple
- Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
- Frankie Faison as Pop
- Rob Morgan as Turk Barrett
- Sean Ringgold as Sugar
- Parisa Fitz-Henley as Reva Connors
- Karen Pittman as a to-be-confirmed character
- Erik LaRay Harvey as Willis Stryker/Diamondback
- Ron Cephas Jones as Bobby Fish
- Sonja Sohn as a to-be-confirmed character
- "Moment of Truth"
- "Code of the Streets"
- "Who's Gonna Take the Weight?"
- "Step in the Arena"
- "Just to Get a Rep"
- "Suckas Need Bodyguards"
- "Blowin' Up the Spot"
- "Take It Personal"
- "Now You're Mine"
- "Soliloquy of Chaos"
- "You Know My Steez"
In March 2016, Paul McGuigan confirmed he directed the pilot and second episode of the series.
- Luke Cage made his first appearance in Jessica Jones.
- Lance Gross and Cleo Anthony had screen tests for Luke Cage before Mike Colter was cast.
- Dulé Hill was rumored for the role of Luke Cage, he denied knowledge of the role.
- Luke Cage was originally introduced in 1972 and was originally intended as a stereotype representing the rise of black blaxsploitation at the time with the releases of Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and Shaft.
- Every episode title of the series is named after a Gang Starr song.
- The character's "steel hard" skin has been retconned as "titanium hard" skin.
- This will be Marhershala Ali's second Netflix series. His first was House of Cards.
- The teaser trailer was shown at the end of the second season of Daredevil.
Promotion, Filming and Concept art
|Marvel Cinematic Universe|
|Phase 1||Iron Man | The Incredible Hulk | Iron Man 2 | Thor | Captain America: The First Avenger | The Avengers|
|Phase 2|| Iron Man 3 | Thor: The Dark World | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Guardians of the Galaxy|
Avengers: Age of Ultron | Ant-Man
|Phase 3|| Captain America: Civil War | Doctor Strange | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | Spider-Man: Homecoming |
Thor: Ragnarok | Black Panther | Avengers: Infinity War | Captain Marvel | Avengers 4
|One-Shots|| The Consultant | A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer | Item 47 | Agent Carter |
All Hail the King
|TV Shows||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Agent Carter|
|Netflix Series||Daredevil | Jessica Jones | Luke Cage | Iron Fist | The Defenders | The Punisher|