The ‘Luke Cage’ Premiere Date May Have Been Revealed In A Very Sneaky Way — PHOTO
2016 looks like it will be another solid year for the newly spawned Netflix and Marvel love affair. Following last year's success of Jessica Jones and Daredevil, we have two shows officially in the lineup for 2016: Daredevil Season 2 and Luke Cage. (Jessica Jones has been renewed for Season 2, but no official release date has been given). We know that Daredevil is set to premiere March 18, but so far we've been given nothing specific regarding Luke Cage's premiere. That is, until recently. It seems that Marvel may have provided us with a huge clue via the Jessica Jones Twitter account.
The Jessica Jones Twitter page posted an up close photo of some manilla folders. Turns out, one of these folders says something pretty major. The bottom one is clearly labeled "Cage — November", and while that could possibly be a reference to when Jessica Jones first met Luke Cage, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's more likely that this means Luke Cage will premiere in November 2016. After all, that premiere timing makes total sense. It would give Marvel enough time to wrap up production, and serve as a way to tide fans over between seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Check out the hint below:
See? It's so clear!
Here's everything else we know about Luke Cage so you can get even more excited for its imminent premiere.
Production Has Already Begun
Vulture shared some photos from Luke Cage's set back in December, so it's safe to say that things are well underway by now.
The Storyline Picks Up After Jessica Jones
The actor who plays Luke, Mike Colter, told Comic Book Resources, " Luke Cage happens over some time after the Jessica Jones series. He is reeling from the experience that happens in Jessica and he's trying to get himself back on track. His bar was blown up, and now, he has to start over again."
Luke Cage Has A Female Ally
Simone Missick landed the female lead opposite Mike Colter in September, as Deadline reports. She will play Misty Knight, a character who's described as a "woman with a strong sense of justice" and who might have other important tie-ins to the Marvel universe as well (like Iron Fist and Iron Man).
There Are A Lot Of Villains
Unlike Jessica Jones, Luke Cage will have to battle more than one villain. So far we know that Alfre Woodard will be playing Black Mariah, as Deadline reported last summer. Also according to Deadline, Theo Rossi will play Shades aka Alvarez. Back in September, Ign confirmed that Mahershala Ali, known for roles in House of Cards and The Hunger Games franchise, has been cast as Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes.
Rosaria Dawson Will Make An Appearance
She's been in both Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and now Rosario Dawson will return to Luke Cage as Claire Temple, according to Deadline. Claire happens to be a romantic interest for Luke in the comics, so we can see where this is going.
The Show Will Be Adult, But Different From Its Predecessors
Like Jessica Jones and Daredevil, Luke Cage will explore the darker side of Marvel. However, Colter told Collider in December that the story lines are much different. “There’s a social aspect involved with Luke Cage, there is a criminal element involved, and there is a procedural element involvement. We focus on a variety of different things. I think it will be a surprise. I don’t know if we’ll be taking things to the next level because Jessica did such a great job. I don’t know what to expect, as far as the response, but I know it’s going to be different.”
The only question is, what do we do until November?
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