SDCC 16: The World Is Ready for a Bulletproof Black Man in the First Teaser for Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

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

If this doesn’t get the juices flowing, nothing will. The scene feels like a nice homage to the terrific hallway tracking shot in the first season of Daredevil. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker noted the timeliness of Marvel’s first movie or series led by an African American during the Luke Cage panel at SDCC stating ,  “When I think about what’s going on in the world right now, the world is ready for a bulletproof black man.”

I couldn’t agree more. Take a look at the teaser for the first season of Netflix’s Luke Cage below: