Bullets are no match for Luke Cage. You can’t kill him. You can’t even really hurt him.
To celebrate the new superhero series coming to the small screen next month, Netflix and Marvel has revealed a brand new poster for “Luke Cage” featuring Mike Colter as the titular hero in all its glory below.
The poster is simple yet powerful. Colter’s Luke Cage can be seen looming tall, secure, and unharmed despite a generous dash of bullets bouncing off his chest, leaving holes in his shirt thanks to his superhuman strength, unbreakable skin, and the ability to heal fast.
In the upcoming new Netflix series, audiences will get to witness Luke Cage’s evolution after he’s forced to pick up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones. Like its preceding Marvel series, “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”, the show will centre on the hero saving his neighbourhood from harm.
The official synopsis reads:
“After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive who attempts to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But soon he is 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.”
Marvel’s “Luke Cage” is the 3rd series in the Defenders series to launch on Netflix. This will subsequently lead to an epic superhero team-up of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist for “The Defenders” (think “Avengers-esque” crossover).
UPDATE (10th August, 5:45pm):
“Sometimes, if you want justice, you have to get it yourself,” Claire Temple reminds Luke Cage in the newly-released trailer for Netflix’s upcoming superhero show.
If you’re not familiar, the Power Man first appeared in “Jessica Jones”, where the audience learned the tragic tale of his wife’s death as well as his superpower abilities. The new series will delve further into Cage’s past of how he was wrongfully imprisoned and subjected to body-altering experimentation.
Check out the official trailer:
At one point, Cage expresses his desire to be “left the hell alone”, but we have a feeling that, come next month, everyone will be on the lookout for the black superhero and his solo series.
“Luke Cage” is slated to hit Netflix on 30th September 2016.