Mike Colter Reveals the First Luke Cage Plot Details

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 4:47PM
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Luke Cage
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 4:47PM
Mike Colter Reveals the First Luke Cage Plot Details
Luke Cage is coming out later this year, but other than some casting news and that brief (but admittedly awesome) teaser at the end of Daredevil season two, we hardly know anything about it. Now, star Mike Colter has done a tell-all (or a tell-a-little-bit) about the first season of Luke Cage, and it pits the Hero for Hire against politicians and law enforcement as well as criminals.





Opening quote
There are politicians and then there are shady characters that function on the other side of the law. ... This becomes a situation where there are a lot of people who want to help Harlem and think they have Harlem's best interests, but, ultimately, just because they think or say they have Harlem's best interests, sometimes they're being very selfish or being very short-sighted. So sometimes what they're doing is actually harming the community.
Closing quote


Opening quote
So this is where Luke comes in because Luke is a person who likes to, he observes and he listens and he takes in to account what people tell him, and he's a pretty smart guy himself and he understands that some peoples' way may not be the best may not be the best in the big picture so ultimately Luke has to get involved because there are a lot of things that happen, a lot of people get hurt, a lot of lives are lost and unfortunately he's the only one who is capable of actually helping deal with this because sometimes the law enforcement is actually not the best because they're not aware or they're not capable, or maybe they're corrupt. So, without getting into too many details, Luke Cage is gonna have to step up and be the man.
Closing quote

Although he stays sufficiently vague, this is the first real sense we've gotten of the central conflict in Luke Cage. Mahershala Ali's Cottonmouth will likely represent the criminal element, but he also has connections to lawmakers, since his cousin, played by Alfre Woodard, is a local politician. From Colter's description, both may end up being villains in some sense, or at least morally ambiguous.

Colter was also asked about a possible appearance from Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, which would make me even more excited about the series. He demurred that "she's just a train ride away," and then said, "I don't know. I can't tell you. I can't." In Marvel-speak, that probably means we'll get to see her, but we can't say for sure just yet.

Marvel's Luke Cage starts streaming on Netflix on September 30.

Via Collider

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