The Netflix portion of the MCU is running at full speed right about now. The Defenders dropped in August. The Punisher in November. Season 2 of Jessica Jones lands on Thursday. And now Luke Cage Season 2 has started its promotional swing.
We got our first footage from Luke Cage’s next outing this morning. There isn’t much to it other than Cage touting his superhero credentials. “You can’t burn me. You can’t blast me. And you definitely can’t break me,” he arrogantly shouts. “You want to test me? Step up. I’m right here!”
Fans will be stepping up to Cage when his second season drops on June 22nd. Here is Netflix’s official synopsis for the upcoming season:
After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.
This season is being helmed by Cheo Hodari Coker with Jim Chory and Jeph Loeb on board as executive producers. The first episode of Season 2 will be directed by Lucy Liu.
Today’s info drop confirms the return of Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Simone Missick as Misty Knight. Alfre Woodard returns in the role of Mariah Dillard, as does Theo Rossi as Shades.
Mike Coulter’s Luke Cage was introduced into the MCU within the fantastic first season of Jessica Jones. Following that, Season 1 of Luke Cage earned itself quite a few accolades upon its release. It holds a strong 95% on Rotten Tomatoes with a Metacritic score of 79.
Let’s hope new showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker can continue the momentum of the character. We’ll find out when the series debuts on Netflix in June.