Marvel’s Luke Cage Poster Flexes Its Muscles
Marvel Entertainment (via TV Insider) has revealed the official key art for their upcoming Netflix series, Marvel’s Luke Cage. Designed by artist and Marvel Entertainment chief creative officer Joe Quesada, the Luke Cage poster will be available at the Marvel Booth at San Diego Comic-Con for any fans eager to pick one up for themselves.
“There’s always great pressure with superhero posters,” Quesada said. “You’ve got one shot to encapsulate a character with a pose that’s provocative and that you hope will someday be iconic.”
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city–forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Mike Colter leads a cast that also includes Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Shades, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and the return of Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.
Cheo Hodari Coker (Notorious, “NCIS: Los Angeles”) will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, Marvel’s Luke Cage. Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere everywhere that Netflix is available on September 30.
Created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr., Luke Cage is one of the most popular street level heroes in the Marvel Universe who possesses superhuman strength and impenetrable skin. He’s also a friend and frequent business partner with Danny Rand aka Iron Fist, who will also be getting his own series on Netflix starring Finn Jones as the title hero.