Marvel’s Luke Cage has been a slow burn of a reveal since it was first announced. First, we knew he’d be one part of The Defenders. Then, we knew he’d be played by Mike Colter. A short teaser trailer here, word that Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge would make the score there. But after a panel at San Diego Comic Con, the excitement just went through the roof again.
For those who don’t know, Luke Cage is commonly known as a street-level crimefighter with super strength and bulletproof skin. Given the massive problems with police brutality as of late, a literally bulletproof Black man holding it down for Harlem can’t help but be topical and cathartic.
Set to the tune of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya,” Luke Cage (Colter) spends the length of the trailer in a hallway fight scene that would even make Daredevil blush. He wraps someone in an entire car door before ripping pipes out of walls and taking bullets like a champ. What else needs to be said at this point? Check the trailer above and keep it locked to Netflix on September 30.