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Luke Cage Series Tailored to “Adult Audience”

March 4th, 2015 by Todd Black Comments

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With Daredevil dropping next month, and A.K.A. Jessica Jones getting a lot of buzz and casting, it was only a matter of time before the next series in the Netflix/Marvel series line-up got some attention.

Today, Mike Colter dropped some interesting details about what the Luke Cage series will be like.

“It’s geared towards an adult audience, which is something that will be different from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that you’ve seen before on the big screen. I’m excited about playing the character because I’ve read the comic books. They’re very detailed, gritty; the world they’ve written in the comic books is very clear. Marvel does a fantastic job about bringing human stories – because you’re telling big stories with a heart at the centre of it – and that’s what connects all of the characters to our audience members. Audience members have to feel connected with these characters, to make them relate to the character’s situations and that’s what you see with all of the Marvel characters.”

It’s clear that Colter is also excited not just to play Cage, but to explore his character in depth, without having to worry about rushing plot lines or stories.

“What I’m most excited about is touching on what makes him tick. It feels good to get a character that has such a story, background, and history. And when I look at the scripts, I’m really pleased with it because it’s a slow-burn; there’s nothing happening really fast that gets ahead of itself. I’m really with where they’re taking it and how they’re developing the characters, because it’s really cool.”

Luke Cage hasn’t started production yet, but is supposed to come out next year.

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!

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