More than another Defender series, Luke Cage is building a tremendous amount of anticipation for its musical stylings, including Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad composing. Episode titles are even named for hip-hop duo Gang Starr, for which showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker now reveals the first three.
Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage may not have led Netflix’s Defenders, but the hero-for-hire certainly broke new ground in taking the series to eager fans at Comic-Con 2016. We already caught the first trailer, but what major details did Harlem’s newest hero reveal from the assembled cast in San Diego? Our full panel report!
In case you thought Luke Cage’s first official trailer, Iron Fist footage or Daredevil Season 3 news weren’t enough, prepare for The Defenders! Straight from Comic-Con 2016, the four Marvel Netflix heroes gather for a first teaser that confirms a familiar voice, and a Hand-y foe ahead.
You didn’t think Marvel’s Netflix hero-for-hire would hit Comic-Con 2016 without some fresh footage, did you? Luke Cage is ready to rumble in the first official trailer for Marvel’s next Defender series, and Harlem won’t know what hit it.
It’s looking more and more likely that Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage will earn the hero-for-hire some serious spotlight at Comic-Con 2016, ahead of his September solo debut. Following a stylish new poster, Marvel has now released one of the first official photos from Luke Cage, pointing to a new (albeit familiar) gig for Mike Colter’s strongman.
Later this week will see Luke Cage make history as the first Marvel Defender to reach Comic-Con, and San Diego is going to have trouble containing the hero for hire, if the new poster is any indication. Luke Cage has been bulking up in a stylish new look at the September premiere!
All the way back in 2007, Marvel Comics announced the huge news that animation icon Genndy Tartakovsky would be writing and drawing a Luke Cage miniseries set in the character's '70s heyday. There was an initial promo image that showed Power Man in all his blouse-and-tiara glory, but slowly, time went by and the project drifted into the pile of teased but never completed comics alongside Kevin Smith's Daredevil/Bullseye: The Target and Jon Favreau's Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas.
However, there was some rumblings last year that the project may once again be heading towards completion, and today it has been confirmed that beginning in October, Marvel will publish Cage!, the delayed and much-anticipated mini by Tartakovsky.
We’ll remember to pour one out for Agent Carter on the Comic-Con circuit, but it looks like the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have a new friend to play with in San Diego. Marvel has officially confirmed both its flagship ABC drama and Netflix’s Luke Cage are coming to Comic-Con 2016, the first details of which have arrived.
Marvel’s Netflix Defenders have largely kept to their home turf of Hell’s Kitchen, appearing at New York Comic-Con, rather than the big show in San Diego, but if anyone could break the mold, it’d be Luke Cage. Yes, sweet Christmas, Luke Cage is coming to Comic-Con 2016 for a sneak peek of the new Netflix series.
As readers will know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we’re big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming, and fantasy communities have proved time and again their exceptional talents for homemade disguises and superheroic sartorial excellence, and all of their craft and skill was on display this past weekend at HeroesCon. Our chief cosplay correspondent Betty Felon was on hand to document as much of it as she could.