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More details on Marvel’s upcoming Luke Cage TV series

March 9th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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It’s going to be very interesting to see how different the four Netflix Marvel series will go as they continue to air on the service. We already know that the Daredevil series will be a “Year One” of sorts for Daredevil and his nemesis Kingpin. A.K.A. Jessica Jones will start after a traumatic event in her life forces her out of being a superhero and into being a private investigator.

And then there’s Luke Cage, who will also be in the Jessica Jones series. Where does he fit into all this story wise? Does he already have his powers? Is he already a hero? What’s his relationship with Jessica? Well, the actor who will play Luke Cage, Mike Colter, dropped some interesting details about the character.

“Marvel actually gives you a special training class in how not to say too much in interviews [laughs]. We’re in the middle of shooting AKA Jessica Jones and Luke Cage is a very interesting character who just happens to have super strength and unbreakable skin. He’s a neighborhood hero, very much linked to New York and Jessica Jones. It’s all part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but Luke Cage is a darker, grittier, more tangible character than Iron Man or Thor. He likes to keep things close to his chest, operate on the hush-hush. He has these abilities but he’s not sure how and when to use them. He’s a very nuanced character.”

Interesting, so it’s another take on an origin story of sorts. This will be interesting to see how his development in the Jessica Jones series leads to his own series.

Filming for A.K.A Jessica Jones is currently underway and the series is expected to stream in late-2015/early-2016.

Source: Comicbook Movie

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….