After playing a big role Jessica Jones’s Netflix outing, Luke Cage is just about geared up for his very own series on Netflix, one that will reportedly see a lot of people die in the first season.
We know a little about the man with the impenetrable skin thanks to Jessica Jones but very little about his standalone show. The first teaser reminded us of his super strength and impeccable one-liners but, like you, we want more!
Mike Colter, the man who plays Luke Cage, was fortunate enough to share a lot on what we could expect in a lengthy interview with Entertainment Weekly, notably that the Marvel hero has a very cool backstory and will have his hand full from the onset:
“There are politicians and then there are shady characters that function on the other side of the law. Who does what? I won’t say, but this becomes a situation where there are a lot of people who want to help Harlem and think they have Harlem’s best interests, but, ultimately, just because they think or say they have Harlem’s best interests, sometimes they’re being very selfish or being very short-sighted. So sometimes what they’re doing is actually harming the community.”
That’s quite the responsibility for any man to shoulder, but if anyone is up for the job, it’s Luke Frickin’ Cage! Colter added:
“… this is where Luke comes in because Luke is a person who likes to, he observes and he listens and he takes in to account what people tell him, and he’s a pretty smart guy himself and he understands that some peoples’ way may not be the best in the big picture so ultimately Luke has to get involved because there are a lot of things that happen, a lot of people get hurt, a lot of lives are lost and unfortunately he’s the only one who is capable of actually helping deal with this because sometimes the law enforcement is actually not the best because they’re not aware or they’re not capable, or maybe they’re corrupt. So, without getting into too many details, Luke Cage is gonna have to step up and be the man.”
The “a lot of lives are lost” bit has us especially intrigued and makes Luke Cage sound less like Daredevil and Jessica Jones and more like an Avengers-level project? Brace yourself for some truly enthralling television.
Starring Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson, Frank Whaley, and Sônia Braga, Luke Cage Season 1 arrives exclusively on Netflix on September 30, 2016.
Game of Thrones Season 7 Teaser Trailer Makes Wait Painful
If you’re like me, the thought of Game of Thrones Season 7 being a long way off (it’s been delayed, you know) is beyond saddening, especially with the way Season 6 ended. However, knowing that people are working hard to ensure top-notch quality makes the wait a little less painful.
At San Diego Comic Con, HBO unveiled a nice little teaser providing a behind-the-scenes look at Season 7’s development, taking us to most of the corners of the Seven Kingdoms and showing off some general set shenanigans.
It’s made very apparent that Queen Cersei’s reign will be a big highlight of the show, but you probably already knew that…
Game of Thrones Season 7 airs in Summer 2017.
Walking Dead Season 7 Trailer Shows Negan’s New World, Tigers
One of the highlight of Comic Con San Diego was the release of The Walking Dead Season 7 trailer, and it didn’t fail to impress.
The trailer is gory, but it didn’t reveal who Negan ended up killing. Instead, it reacquaints us with the show’s beloved gang, using soft lighting to deliver the “feels”.
The closest we come to finding out who dies is their blood dripping from Negan’s baseball bat, and we’d be amazed if anyone can make the identification from that alone.
By far the biggest “OH MY GOD!” moment arrive in the second half, where the Saviors continue to make their evil known, and it seems quite a few of them aren’t particularly fond of their murderous leader.
We also get to see King Ezekiel, one of the more popular characters in the comic and the leader of a self-sustaining community known as the Kingdom. He has a pet tiger.
Watch The Walking Dead Season 7 trailer and let us know what you think…
The action begins in October 2016.
Brienne’s Surprising Backstory Revealed in Game of Thrones
With Game of Thrones Season 6 now running in high gear, shedding some light on some long standing mysteries, George R.R. Martin made an appearance at Balticon to read an extract from his forthcoming book, The Winds of Winter. He revealed that Brienne of Tarth’s ancestor is Ser Duncan the Tall, the legendary seven-foot knight of Westeros.
Joffrey actually mentioned him once in Season 4, but we won’t chastise non-book readers for not being familiar with him…
As one of Westeros’ most famous knights, Ser Duncan is one of Martin’s favourite characters, with the author going as far as to say the character would be perfect for a Game of Thrones spin-off.
That just makes us want to see him on the silver screen even more…
In summary, Brienne is a tall, badass warrior because height and fighting run in the family. Is there anything else you want to know about her?