Thus far, I’m all-in when it come to Marvel’s episodic Netflix universe. Daredevil is a leaps and bounds beyond the Ben Affleck-fronted cinematic travesty. Jessica Jones made superheroes feel fresh and vital in a way most similar properties lack in modern times. While we met him, Luke Cage is next up, and though we still have a couple months to wait, this badass new trailer should get you pumped up.
There’s a lot of Night Nurse/Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) in this trailer, Mahershala Ali’s Cornell Stokes (AKA Cornell Cottonmouth), and, of course, Mike Coulter’s Luke Cage. And hell, each episode is named after a Gang Starr song, I’m so down with all of this.
Luke Cage promises to open up the Marvel universe in interesting ways, while continuing the dark, grit and grime covered aesthetic the Netflix series have delivered. From what we’ve seen, this is straightforward superhero story, one where the protagonist grapples with responsibility and power, but one presented in a different context. Which is exciting.
The first thirteen episodes of Luke Cage drop on September 30.