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.