Marvel’s Luke Cage panel at this year’s Comic-Con didn’t feature too many huge announcements outside of that long overdue Daredevil renewal, but they finished things in style with an amazing teaser trailer for the series. We got our first glimpse at Power Man in action in Jessica Jones, and a brief announcement video was attached to Daredevil season two, but this marks our first real look at Luke Cage, and while it favours action over new story details, that’s no bad thing when the hero (played by Mike Colter) looks so awesome here.
The official synopsis for the series reveals that 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. However, he’s 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.
Colter is joined in Luke Cage by Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Shades, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple (who wasn’t at the panel because she’s apparently busy shooting a role in another Marvel TV series).
While we wait for more info on what to expect about the new show, check out the teaser trailer above and let us know if you’re looking forward to seeing Mike Colter get his chance in the spotlight.