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Everything You Need To Know About Netflix and Marvel's 'Luke Cage'

Everything You Need To Know About Netflix and Marvel's 'Luke Cage'

by Ezra Zydan
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With another Marvel and Netflix collaboration on the horizon, it's time to give you a tour of what's to be involved with one of Netflix's highly anticipated series, Luke Cage.

Mike Colter definitely identifies with the titular character.

With as indestructible as Luke Cage is, his life is one massive complication. Nearly everyone he cares for are dead, and it's difficult for him to be social. Everyone wants him as a hero, but he refuses to take the mantle.

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Colter stated in an interview with Collider, "He's a humble guy. He doesn't want any part of this. But ultimately, it's something that he's going to have to deal with. It's perfect for me because I don't really like the spotlight either. I think with him, it feels like a glove."

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It's essentially 'The Wire' from Marvel's perspective.

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The executive producer and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has described 'Luke Cage' as Marvel's edition of 'The Wire'.

In an interview with EW, Coker described the similarities between the two shows. “It’s very sophisticated. I mean, it’s got a ’90s hip-hop vibe, but it’s really forward-thinking. We have Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad [A Tribe Called Quest] doing the scoring for us. We have a lot of different musical appearances, but at the same time, we’ve got the Marvel action. We’ve got drama. I would like this to be, I mean, I know this is heavy but, The Wire of Marvel television, because we really deal with a lot of different issues.”

The show will definitely be a standalone franchise.

With Cage's involvement in 'Jessica Jones', many probably expect the story of Cage to be a follow-up to JJ's story. While many believe that Cage's story will be a spin-off, it'll definitely be a standalone tale of its own, and one that details his powers and origin story.

Luke Cage's story will be based in Harlem

'Luke Cage' focuses on race, and much in the way of the comics, Marvel will be holding nothing back as they delve deep into the multi-faceted universe of Luke Cage's life in Harlem. The previously released trailers portray a small amount of what's coming when it comes to dealing with the topic of racism, and you can expect it to be one hell of a story.