The Marvel-Netflix partnership is showing no signs of slowing down, but we’re certainly not complaining. Drew Goddard had the world on the edge of its seat with his inception of the dark and gritty Daredevil series starring Charlie Cox. The series proved to be a promising start for the collaboration between the two huge companies, and by the time the Jessica Jones rolled out, fans were already in love. Now, the third (out of a series of four leading up to The Defenders) Marvel Netflix series is about to be unveiled: Luke Cage.
Apart from the incredibly strong, snarky, and alcoholic titular lead in Jessica Jones, we also got acquainted with Luke Cage, a gentle giant (forgive the cliché) with some interesting tricks up his sleeve. (Spoiler Alert!) If you don’t already know by now, Cage, also known as Power Man in the comic universe, gained superpowers in the form of unbreakable skin and superhuman strength after being experimented on. Human experimentation seems to be fairly commonplace in comic books.
The latest Luke Cage trailer confirms our suspicion that the show will indeed explore Cage’s past, including how his powers came about. It also gives us a first look at one of the main villains in the show, Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. Diehard comic book fans will immediately recognise this man as the conniving drug kingpin who tries to recruit Cage to his organisation. True to one of the underlying themes of the Marvel Netflix series so far, the trailer also signals that Cage is not exempt from dealing with human struggles, like death. Overall, we just can’t wait to watch the Power Man shake Harlem up.