Luke Cage’s impenetrable skin and super strength make him one of the most powerful brawlers in Marvel’s comics universe, but years of throwing himself at villains has led to a devastating problem for the hero—as well as one of his most interesting storylines yet.
Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez-Walta, and Jordie Bellaire’s The Vision was a landmark series for the Android Avenger and Marvel at large. And now, following in its footsteps is a brand new series from Chelsea Cain, Marc Mohan, and Aud Koch.
It took seven episodes, but Cloak & Dagger, the superhero show airing on Freeform, finally referenced the larger Marvel universe.
Mike Colter is a ridiculously handsome man who’s spent years playing heartthobs on screens big and small. Conversely, as the star of Netflix’s Luke Cage, he’s portraying one of the least sexy people in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s more to it than that, but let’s start there.
Before Black Panther and Black Lightning were bringing epic, distinctly black superhero stories to the big and small screens, Luke Cage set out to tell a poignant, timely story about just what it would mean for a black man to be gifted with near-invulnerability in a world trying to destroy him.
In the first season of Luke Cage, the nigh-indestructible man was, essentially, an island. He was a stranger living on Harlem’s fringes, butting up against enemies with strong ties to the historic neighborhood. Season two tells us more about the families that spawned Luke, Mariah, and new villain Bushmaster, and does…
Even though Luke Cage is a show about a bulletproof superhero battling villains, in its deepest heart of hearts, it’s really a dramatic soap opera that’s at its strongest when it focuses on loving relationships.
When it was first announced that actress Gabrielle Dennis was set to join Luke Cage’s second season as Tilda Johnson, there was a brief moment where it seemed like the Netflix series might have a curious connection to Black Panther.
The Hero of Harlem returned last Friday for a new season of Luke Cage that shone a spotlight on the supporting players in Luke’s life in the wake of a new threat terrorizing the neighborhood. But while there was a lot to like, there were still a few things that didn’t quite ring true for us. Here’s what we thought…
Luke Cage exists in a world all its own: Harlem, a place where art, culture, and families still thrive despite constant violence between organized criminals and police rages in the streets. In season two, Harlem isn’t just home for Luke, it’s part of his larger destiny to become a hero.
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Music is an essential part of Luke Cage, because it’s an essential part of Harlem. In this behind-the-scenes featurette, Netflix runs down the history of African-American music and how that history comes to bear on Harlem’s Paradise, the fictional music venue and community hub in Marvel’s version of Harlem.
“Harlem doesn’t need a hero. It needs a queen.” The incredible Alfre Woodard is back and ready to take Harlem under her wing in the latest trailer for Netflix’s Luke Cage—but there are a couple others eager to take the reigns.
The question of just how Marvel’s televisual output will react to Avengers: Infinity War’s universe-rattling ending has been pinging around pretty much since the movie dropped—especially since Agents of SHIELD danced so very close to incorporating it this season. But now we have an answer, for better or worse.
It’s no secret that the women of Luke Cage are the strongest characters in the series, but the latest clip from the show’s upcoming season is on some next-level badassery that’ll make you wonder why Netflix hasn’t greenlit a Daughters of the Dragon show yet.
Woody Harrelson teases big plans for the future of his Venom character. Ron Howard really wants to make a Willow sequel. Rosario Dawson thinks her time in the Marvel universe is coming to an end. Deadly Class might be getting a new showrunner. Plus, casting rumors for Arrow and a new Disney animated movie, and…
Luke Cage’s second season will see the Harlem hero return home and try to get back to the kind of normal, everyday life he enjoyed before becoming a local superhero. But there’s a storm coming Luke’s way courtesy of Bushmaster that’s going to make his homecoming less than idyllic.
Luke Cage isn’t a trained fighter, an expert private investigator, or a warrior blessed with mystical energies, but he is a damn-near indestructible hero with a good head on his shoulders and a solid moral compass. But how does an unbreakable man fight someone who can render him completely vulnerable? Netflix’s new…
The Avengers finally went up against Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and set events in motion that could change the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Which means, of course, that Marvel’s television shows are going to have to address what happened in Infinity War. Right?
Luke Cage may be having more fun in this 50-second Marvel television clip than he got to have in the entirety of season one of his Netflix show.