At long last, fans of Marvel Entertainment and Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of “Luke Cage” is starting to look more like a reality than ever before. Appearing at the New York premiere of “Daredevil” Season 2, actor Mike Colter revealed when fans can expect to see his connected standalone show.
The actor confirmed that all 13 episodes of his Harlem-based show will drop at once on Netflix on Sept. 30. He broke the news at the “Daredevil” red carpet event on Thursday and Marvel released the below video in which he drops the official news (2:11).
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) March 11, 2016
After making his debut as a regular cast member on Season 1 of Marvel and Netflix’s “Jessica Jones,” Luke Cage became the third of its promised “Defenders” superheroes. Following the premiere of “Luke Cage,” Netflix will only have one more standalone superhero to introduce, “Iron Fist,” before the path is clear to start putting the four superheroes together in their connected teamup miniseries.
So far, no official synopsis for “Luke Cage” has emerged, but fans know from "Jessica Jones" that the hero somehow received superpowers that gave him indestructible skin and super strength. He was previously married but lost his wife at the hands of Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) while she was under the influence of Killgrave (David Tennant). It was previously reported that, when we meet the hero in his standalone show after the events of “Jessica Jones” Season 1, he’ll have relocated from Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem, where most of the hero’s comic book storylines take place. He did lose that wonderful bar he used to run after all.
Marvel and Netflix have previously said that they plan to wait six months in between releases of its connected TV universe, according to Time. Dropping “Luke Cage” after “Daredevil” fits that pattern. As a result, fans can likely expect either “Jessica Jones” Season 2 or “Iron Fist” in March 2017. If the latter is true, that would mean that “The Defenders” could arrive as early as September 2017. However, until any official word comes from Netflix or the Marvel Entertainment, all of this is pure speculation beyond the "Luke Cage" premiere on Sept. 30.
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