With news today that Netflix has canceled its remaining Marvel shows – Jessica Jones and The Punisher – Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, has posted a letter to fans of all the canceled Marvel/Netflix shows.
Although Netflix’s Marvel superhero shows play well to fans of the comics, a significant percentage of the audience for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luge Cage, Iron Fist and, now, the Defenders took a more circuitous route to these shows.
Okay, it’s really subtle, but if you watch the upper right-hand corner of Netflix’s sixteen-second first look video for the Defenders, you can suss out the premiere date for the streaming service’s next Marvel series!
More surprisingly, it’s my birthday! (Thanks, guys! I didn’t know you cared!)
There’s a swagger and a musicality to Netflix’s Luke Cage that isn’t present in the streamer’s other Marvel series – hip hop is not just used to good effect, it is integral to the show’s rhythms and even figures in the episode titles.
It uses tropes from both superhero comics and films and what has been labeled Blaxploitation – sometimes counterintuitively. And it’s the most entertaining of Netflix’s Marvel shows – even as Says Stuff.
Today Netflix released the first part of the Marvel’s Luke CageStreet Level Hero social video series. These digital videos look to blend fiction with history by taking audiences behind the curtain on the themes that give the show it’s street-level authenticity and cultural relevance.
Follow the jump to check out the first video in this series that looks at the impact of Luke Cage – and the impact of the music that helps give the show its unique tone.
After a sabotaged prison experiment gives Luke Cage super strength and bulletproof skin, his first reaction is to stay below the radar.
But when acquaintances suggests that would be a waste, he begins to take action – only to discover you can’t please everyone. Like the woman who chides him with, ‘You may be bulletproof but Harlem ain’t.’ So, what’s potential superhero supposed to do?
Follow the jump for the first trailer for Netflix’s third Marvel series, Luke Cage. Luke Cage premieres on September 30th.