Mike Colter Reveals More of Luke Cage

1:47 PM Joseph Aberl 0 Comments

Mike Colter just recently gave us a few tidbits regarding the currently shooting Luke Cage Netflix show, which will continue the adventures of the titular hero shortly after his first appearance in the upcoming Jessica Jones show. As the third of the four defined Defenders, he will be the first to actually not be situated in Hell’s Kitchen, but rather in Harlem, which makes a lot of sense.[1]

During an interview Colter stated: “I can tell you what they’ve allowed me to, which is basically, Luke Cage, will take place a few months after Jessica Jones. So in real time, if you watch Jessica Jones, you’ll find Luke Cage uptown in Harlem, working, trying to make ends meet. Luke Cage really hasn’t figured out what he’s doing. He’s tending bar, he’s bouncing around. And for good reason, he’s a fugitive, he has some skeletons in his closet.”

“He’s trying to basically stay off the radar. The people he hangs around with, though, are in need. Ultimately, he’d rather be alone, but with the way he’s equipped he does step up. That’s what it’s about, it’s about finding that inner feeling to make you want to take action. Sometimes we just sit around, and sit on our hands and don’t do anything because it’s like 'hey, that’s not my problem.' You can’t do that when you’re a superhero. You have these gifts, now use them."

It certainly seems like Luke Cage is fighting some internal demons, similar to most of the Netflix heroes, but he also stated that “So I can say you’ll find him uptown in Harlem, and in a completely different world from Hell’s Kitchen.” This actually makes me wonder if we will see any implications of the Hulk’s rampage back in The Incredible Hulk. We already saw a picture of in a newspaper article in Daredevil, so it wouldn’t seem surprising that it also plays an important role in Harlem’s current state.

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