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Luke Cage Season 3: Sweet Christmas

Luke Cage is back and boys and girls I have looked forward to his return. I have not been disappointed. Okay is it perfect, no but showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker  created more than just a super-hero show. Season 3 deals with family, revenge, justice, accepting who you are and relationships.

Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is back and coming to accept that his role as the protector the streets of Harlem. Those streets are about to get crowded as John ‘Bushmaster’ Mclver (Mustafa Shakir)comes to get revenge on Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard). Many years ago the Stokes, Mariah Dillard’s maiden name, took what belong to both the Stokes and Mclver, Bushmaster Rum. Bushmaster seeks revenge and plans to make Mariah Stokes pay for what her family has done.

That folks is the A story but season 2 of Luke Cage has so many other layers. Mercedes “Misty” Knight(Simone Missick) struggles with the loss of her arm and being back on the force. Rosario Dawson returns as Claire Temple and her relationship with Luke is tested.  Luke feels the weight of Harlem on his shoulders and that slowly begins to chip away his and Claire’s relationship. Theo Rossi once again plays Hernan “Shades” Alvarez a character that you hate but love to see on the screen.

Introduced in Season 2 are Gabrielle Dennis as Tilda Johnson daugther of Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard). In what I consider one of the best scenes in the series is Mariah tells Tilda about her real father. Alfre Woodard gives a amazing performance here.  Tilda plays well off Alfre and you can feel both their pain. Also we are introduced to Mustafa Shakir as Bushmaster. I very capable match for Luke Cage and a very good job from Mustafa Shakir. Also the show has the final performance of Reg E. Cathey. If you don’t know the name you will know his face. Reg give a very heartfelt and touching  performance as Luke’s father.

Okay so the above was my attempted at being a reviewer. That was ewwww. Now this is really my review.

I love Season 2 of Luke Cage. I will be honest. I read some other reviews to try and make this article a well written review. But dam they are all over the place. Some critics loved it. Other thought it was poop. Well folks my advice is just watch it. Make up your own minds but damn give this a view. Don’t binge it, well I don’t recommend it. Take you time. Savior it, ingest it and drink it in slowly. There are performances that need to not be rushed through. Lines of dialogue that you will not remember because you need to see it all in one sitting. Mike Colter leads a great cast of actors.

Jessica Henwick(Collen Wing) shows up and her and Misty have some kicking ass fun in a bar. Cool as shit.

Buy far Luke Cage is my favorite superhero series on TV right now. Oh shit the music. Once again the music for the show is brilliant. I enjoyed all of it. Some of the rap lyrics was a little raw but hey I am a fat middle age white guy. But I did Shazam a few of those songs.

I could go on and on about different aspects of the series but shit that be a long ass read. So finally, yeah I know to long a article, but pull up a chair on Friday. You will enjoy Season 2 and if not, talk to the hand.

 

Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 2 Official Trailer

“Can one man save a community? And in his struggle to do so, will he find himself consumed by the very darkness he is fighting against? As a new VILLAIN rises, and a QUEEN takes the throne in HARLEM, cracks begin to form in the once unbreakable HERO…”

Marvel’s Luke Cage

The bullet proof man, Luke Cage(Mike Colter)is back and protecting Harlem. Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), also returns and appears to be acting as an conscience for Luke in this season. Misty Knight (Simone Missick) is back also with prosthetic arm that she has  in the comics. I wonder if any mention that she gets her new arm from Tony Stark????  Mariah (Alfre Woodard) is clearly up to no good once again and tiring to gain more control of Harlem. The premiere episode of the second season is directed by Lucy Liu.

Season 2 of Netflix’s Luke Cage will be hitting your TV screen June 22.

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First Look at the Defenders

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That’s a pretty neat look. I’ve been looking forward to this series since the beginning of the Marvel series on Netflix. I think Sigourney Weaver is a fantastic choice as the villain and can go toe to toe with any the heroes in this series and the actors that play them. EW took the photo so they get the credit……enjoy

This Week’s Cover: Meet ‘The Defenders’ in EW’s exclusive first look

Luke Cage: Street Level Hero

Over the last couple of days Netflix released a couple of video featuring Marvel’s Luke Cage.  This video is the second part of the Street Level Cage. The video series is a blend of fiction with history to give the audiences a street view of the culture that Luke Cage lives in.

Part two of our Street Level Hero series for Marvel’s Luke Cage explores the history of Harlem, New York where we find our hero Luke Cage. What makes Harlem unique? Legendary style icon Dapper Dan along with executive producer and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, Mike Colter, A$AP Ferg, and Method Man illuminate the origin story of the neighborhood that shaped a nation.

In this groundbreaking new series, audiences will witness the evolution of Luke Cage (previously introduced in Marvel’s Jessica Jones) after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones.  Like the preceding Marvel series on Netflix, Marvel’s Luke Cage is a gritty, action-packed drama, grounded in the real world with heroes who focus on saving their neighborhood and have their feet firmly planted on the ground.  

Marvel’s Luke Cage premieres September 30, 2016

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A new trailer for the up coming Netflix/Marvel series Luke Cage dropped and dam is it looking good. The trailer offers up some more of the action that we will see. Also you can catch a look at the wrist bracelets and head band that the character wears in the comics. The clips shows that Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple) is in more of the show that what we may have believed. I am looking forward to this series just as much as I have for the other series, Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Expect Luke Cage to keep up the excellence the other series have started.

Marvel’s Luke Cage, which premieres globally on September 30, 2016 at 12:01am PT

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is 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.

Mike Colter plays the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage and is joined by Mahershala Ali (Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple).

Marvel’s Luke Cage is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (SouthLAnd, Ray Donovan), Charles Murray (Roots) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television.

Source: Netflix

The Defenders – SDCC Teaser Trailer

Hey if your getting excited like me about the upcoming Netflix/Marvel production well today we finally got a teaser for the upcoming show.

Marvel’s The Defenders will unite Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, as they face their biggest threat yet.

Did you not get a little hard or wet from this trailer????

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Netflix/Marvel Announcements From SDDC 2016

Today Netflix and Marvel showed off it stars and announced some of the shows that will be coming your way. So far the partnership between Netflix and Marvel has produced some really amazing product. Also with the announcements of The Defenders, Iron Fist and the return of Jessica Jones that was announced earlier in the year.  We can expect some great TV in the next little while. Below is the press release from Netflix

Tonight, the  first-ever Netflix and Marvel San Diego Comic-Con panel took place in Ballroom 20, featuring the star-studded cast of the Netflix original series Marvel’s Luke Cage, including fan-favorite Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Simone Missick, Frank Whaley and showrunner and Executive Producer, Cheo Hodari Coker.  Moderated by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer on the show, the panel was packed with surprises and sneak peeks including an appearance by Jon Bernthal, who was introduced to fans as Frank Castle (“The Punisher”) in season two of Marvel’s Daredevil, and will be starring in the Netflix original series Marvel’s The Punisher; exclusive clips of Marvel’s Luke Cage, a surprise video by Finn Jones, who plays Danny Rand in the upcoming Marvel’s Iron Fist and a first look at the series,  the season 3 announcement of Marvel’s Daredevil, and the logo reveal of Marvel’s The Defenders, which will unite Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, as they face their biggest threat yet.

Source: Netflix