Luke Cage, 'Bulletproof Black Man,' Coming to Netflix at Relevant Time

Marvel continues to expand the television side of its interconnected Cinematic Universe, debuting Luke Cage on Netflix in September. From Variety:

… it will mark the first time that an African-American superhero has led a Marvel series or movie. Executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker says that the character, created in 1972, is now especially timely.

“There aren’t a lot of African-American superheros,” Coker said Thursday at Comic-Con. “I’ve been reading comics since I was eight or nine years old. Luke Cage stood out.”

He added, “When I think about what’s going on in the world right now, the world is ready for a bulletproof black man.”

The series follows two seasons of Daredevil and the debut season of Jessica Jones. The third season of Daredevil was recently announced at San Diego Comic-Con alongside a trailer for Iron Fist and a preview of the forthcoming team-up series between all four characters, The Defenders.


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