Netflix has released the first trailer for Season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage. And while Cage is enjoying his time as the new face of Harlem, Luke finds that a new enemy on the streets packs a hell of a punch.
Released with today’s trailer, here is Netflix’s official breakdown of Season 2’s plot:
“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.”
That “new foe” mentioned goes by the name Bushmaster. And you see first-hand the ass whooping he delivers to Cage with absolute ease. It’s unclear where his powers are derived from. But it seems as though he may be partaking in a voodoo style ritual of some sort.
A theme for Season 2 seems to be Cage’s dance with the dark side of sorts. Multiple characters plead for Luke not to take things too far. Claire Temple tells him that she’s “seen you raw, but never brutal.” To which Cage coldly replies, “Sometimes brutality gets shit done.”
Outside of Bushmaster, we quick snippets with Alfre Woodard’s Mariah Dillard and Theo Rossi’s Shades. So there’s no doubt they’ll throw their hats into the villainous mix at some point too.
Towards the end of the trailer if we see a despondent Misty Knight sitting on her couch with a missing right arm. In front of her are schematics for a biotic arm that someone must have offered her. We then cut to a scene with Knight and Cage where the latter states that he’s “not in the market for a sidekick.” Knight then responds with “Who says you’re not my sidekick?” We’re then treated to a few seconds of footage showing Misty with her new biotic arm beating the hell out of some thug.
Luke Cage is returning to Netflix on June 22nd. Season 2 will consist of 8 episodes compared to the 13 in Season 1. Hopefully that makes for a tighter overall story. Curious what other Marvel TV shows that Nerd Much? would like to see? Checkout our full list here.