Luke Cage is back and about to face a foe that seems as tough (and bulletproof) as he is. Worse, Shades (Theo Rossi) and Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) are still around to plague Harlem’s bulletproof hero.
On the plus side, Misty Knight is back – with a bionic surprise for anyone who wants to mess with her.
Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 2 premieres on Netflix on Friday, June 22nd.
Netflix’s Marvel Super-Series the Defenders brings together four people who should never be in the same room together. That’s the same strategy that worked for the MCU’s The Avengers, but set in smaller, more personal ways.
It takes until the last ten minutes of the third episode for Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to come together, but it’s a powerful meeting that is nicely set up by showing the individual paths that lead them into that situation.
‘The war for New York is here,’ intones Stick. ‘So get your $#!+ together!’
The first trailer gives us Stick’s point-of-view in regard to who the Defenders are – ‘You four: the devil of Hell’s Kitchen; the smart-ass detective; the righteous ex-con and the kid with the glowing fist…’
Plus, our first look at Sigourney Weaver’s villainous Alexandra – and look inside that casket we saw getting opened yesterday.
Netflix’s Marvel’s The Defenders premiere on August 18th.
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.