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Quentin Tarantino on what he’s hoping to see from Marvel’s Luke Cage series

4 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In 2012, Quentin Tarantino revealed that back in the early 90s, he came close to bringing Power Man to the big screen, having toyed with the idea of directing a Luke Cage movie. And now, with Marvel’s latest TV series hitting Netflix, Yahoo! took the opportunity to ask the director what he’s hoping to see from the show.

“Well, frankly, to tell you the truth, I might be one of the pains in their asses because I love the way the character was presented so much in the ’70s,” said Tarantino. “I’m not really that open to a rethinking on who he was. I just think that first issue, that origin issue … was so good, and it was really Marvel’s attempt to try to do a blacksploitation movie vibe as one of their superhero comics. And I thought they nailed it. Absolutely nailed it. So, just take »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Luke Cage’ Review: Season 1 Reminds Us What It Means to Be a Hero In the Real World

8 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of the most interesting side effects of film and television’s embrace of the superhero narrative is that we get so many interesting stories about what it means to actually be heroic. Heroism, after all, isn’t about putting on a costume or assembling some gear. Sometimes, as in the case of “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” it’s as simple as stepping outside in a sweatshirt.

Read More: 17 (!) New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in September 2016, And the Best Episodes of Each

The third pillar of Marvel’s “Defenders” franchise,”Luke Cage” hums with confidence from beginning to end, owning everything from its cornier jokes to its biggest action sequences to its boldest racial statements. The season doesn’t necessarily end the way you’d expect, but it knows exactly what it’s saying: Heroism goes beyond superpowers.

Shifting the Marvel spotlight from Jessica Jones to her love interest, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Luke Cage’ Review: Season 1 Reminds Us What It Means to Be a Hero In the Real World

8 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the most interesting side effects of film and television’s embrace of the superhero narrative is that we get so many interesting stories about what it means to actually be heroic. Heroism, after all, isn’t about putting on a costume or assembling some gear. Sometimes, as in the case of “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” it’s as simple as stepping outside in a sweatshirt.

Read More: 17 (!) New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in September 2016, And the Best Episodes of Each

The third pillar of Marvel’s “Defenders” franchise,”Luke Cage” hums with confidence from beginning to end, owning everything from its cornier jokes to its biggest action sequences to its boldest racial statements. The season doesn’t necessarily end the way you’d expect, but it knows exactly what it’s saying: Heroism goes beyond superpowers.

Shifting the Marvel spotlight from Jessica Jones to her love interest, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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About Luke Cage's Shocking Episode 7 Twist...

9 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

How do you shock the unshockable audience? If you're Marvel's Luke Cage you pull the rug right out from viewers by killing key characters and leaving the fate of another up in the air. Yeah, this is your spoiler warning. In Marvel's Luke Cage episode seven, "Manifest," things took a turn for the fine (and not so fine) people of Harlem. Where to start? How about Alfre Woodard's Mariah Dillard killing her cousin Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes (House of Cards' Mahershala Ali)? Yep, the big bad villain of Luke Cage was dispatched midway through the first season. And then—yes, there's an and then—Shades (Theo Rossi) helped Mariah cover it all up and pin it on Luke Cage (Mike Colter) »

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Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 1 Review: “Moment of Truth”

10 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Marvel’s Luke Cage has easily been one of the most anticipated new dramas of 2016. After Mike Colter’s breakout performance as the Power Man in last year’s Jessica Jones, Marvel fans were anxious to see what the actor could bring to a show of his own. Would Colter be able to anchor a Luke Cage series and help it reach the same quality of Jessica Jones and Netflix’s other Marvel series, Daredevil? The answer, after one episode at least, is a resounding yes. Colter continues to fully embody the character of Luke Cage, who finally gets to take center stage as the action switches

Luke Cage Season 1 Episode 1 Review: “Moment of Truth” »

- Chris King

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Watch the opening title credits for Marvel’s Luke Cage

12 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its arrival on Netflix today, the opening title credits for Marvel’s latest series Luke Cage have been released online via the official Twitter account; check them out below…

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.

Justice may be blind, but tomorrow it becomes unbreakable. #LukeCage pic.twitter.com/srR5H7FskR

Luke Cage (@LukeCage) September 29, 2016

Luke Cage premieres on September 30th, with Mike Colter leading the cast as Power Man alongside Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Claire Temple, Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) as Shades, Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives) as Black Mariah, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Does Luke Cage's Old School 70s Costume Show Up On The Netflix Series?

14 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

*Spoiler Alert! This Article Contains Spoilers, So Do Not Proceed Unless You Don't Mind*

So, it's finally here. It's Luke Cage day! The day when Marvel's next Netlflx series arrives in one big wave of streamable episodes. Some of you got the jump on the series and have been watching since the wee hours of the early morning, and so certain spoilers are already hitting the net. This one is related to the character's infamous old school costume, and whether or not it makes an appearance on Luke Cage.

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The answer is: Yes!

Here's the lowdown, they found a really clever way to show Mike Colter donning Luke Cage's classic getup from the blaxploitation days of the 1970s. Other superhero series and movies have used a familiar trope where, during a montage, we see the hero trying on various options while trying to settle on their final look. Usually, »

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A bulletproof black man: Luke Cage is the superhero America needs now

17 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

He was the first black superhero to get his own comic book. Now, Luke Cage is the first black superhero with his own TV show. Its star Mike Colter on tiaras, talking jive – and why America is beyond help

‘Every day I look in the paper – always someone getting gunned down, unarmed,” says Mike Colter. “It’s too close to home for me because it doesn’t seem as though it’s getting any better … As much as we like to think we are helping, I don’t know how much our series can really change the narrative of America.”

Related: From Luke Cage to Supergirl: why superhero TV is better than the movies

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- Ben Child

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Why Marvel's Luke Cage Will "Shock" and "Surprise" Viewers

17 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Marvel's Luke Cage is a timely one. The series stars Mike Colter as the titular hero, he's super-strong and has indestructible skin. Bullets fly off of him. "Well, I think for a character like this at this point in our history, it's like [showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker] says, Cheo coined it, 'We're ready for the bullet-proof black man,'" Frank Whaley, one of the stars of the series, said. "You can't say it any better than that. More over, it's a great story, but there's never been a more timely show than Luke Cage." But the social commentary isn't the only thing that viewers will notice. "I think people are going to be surprised by how funny the show »

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Luke Cage Opening Credits Are As Stylish As You’d Expect; Misty Knight Confirmed For The Defenders

29 September 2016 12:51 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Justice may be blind, but tomorrow it becomes unbreakable. On the eve of the show’s premiere, Marvel and Netflix have pulled back the curtain on the suitably stylish opening credits for Luke Cage, the third of four superhero standalone series that will culminate with the advent of The Defenders.

Speaking of which, as revealed by TheWrap, it seems Simone Missick – on board to play Misty Knight opposite Mike Colter’s hulking Power Man – will have a small role in Marvel’s 2017 ensemble series. Said she: “I believe I’m safe to say that I will be on ‘The Defenders. Spoiler alert! If I lose my job because of this interview, sorry! I was supposed to be on ‘The Defenders,’ until I got fired.”

She isn’t the only one to be linked; both Foggy Nelson and Jon Bernthal »

- Michael Briers

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Check Out The Unbreakable Title Sequence For Luke Cage Ahead Of Tomorrow's Series Debut

29 September 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Luke Cage is just one night away, or well, if you're extra enthusiastic, a little over 12 hours away. The early reviews for Marvel's latest Netflix offering have been exceedingly positive and have heaped praise on the cast and crew. Many have even strongly suggested that the Power Man may have set a new bar as far as comic book television goes, which should be great news for hungry fans.  Earlier this afternoon, Marvel & Netflix released a little gift to keep you filled till tomorrow - the über-cool title sequence, which follows in the footsteps of sister shows Daredevil & Jessica Jones. Check it out below: Justice may be blind, but tomorrow it becomes unbreakable. #LukeCage pic.twitter.com/srR5H7FskR — Luke Cage (@LukeCage) September 29, 2016 In this Marvel live action series, a street-fighting ex-con battles crime on the streets of New York as the Super Hero, Luke Cage.   Luke Cage features: »

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Watch The Title Sequence For Marvel's Luke Cage!

29 September 2016 10:22 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Netflix released the title sequence  and the theme song and title sequence for the highly anticipated original series Marvel's Luke Cage, which you can check out below.

Marvel's Luke Cage, the third show in the Defenders series to launch on Netflix, will premiere globally tomorrow September 30, 2016 at 12:01am Pt. The series follows the launches of Marvel's Daredevil and Marvel's Jessica Jones, and leads up to the future release of Marvel's Iron Fist, and ultimately, Marvel's The Defenders.

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 »

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‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Star Mike Colter on Why Netflix Show Is ‘Inclusively Black’

29 September 2016 8:52 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“When I think about Luke Cage, the last thing I think about is a superhero. It’s more like, By the way, it’s a superhero story,” said Mike Colter on the red carpet of the “Marvel’s Luke Cage” premiere at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 theater in New York. “The guy has special abilities, but he also goes through the same things we go through.”

Colter’s character Luke Cage, known for being bulletproof, was first seen in Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” and he’s now front and center in the latest Marvel series.

The “Marvel’s Luke Cage” cast includes Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Frankie Faison and Rosario Dawson.

Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker says the show brings a lot to the table. “It’s a very entertaining, hip hop-laced comic book story, but underneath is a very deep political undercurrent,” he said.

Colter hopes the audience will connect to the show on »

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Misty Knight Will Return in ‘The Defenders’, Confirms ‘Luke Cage’ Star Simone Missick

29 September 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We’re just hours away from the premiere of Luke Cage, which not only brings back Mike Colter as the bulletproof hero but introduces a whole raft of new characters to go along with him. One of those is Misty Knight, an NYPD cop played by Simone Missick. And it sounds like Netflix already has more big plans for […]

The post Misty Knight Will Return in ‘The Defenders’, Confirms ‘Luke Cage’ Star Simone Missick appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Simone Missick will return as Misty Knight for Marvel’s The Defenders

29 September 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Luke Cage set to arrive on Netflix in a few short hours, actress Simone Missick has revealed that we’ll be seeing more of Misty Knight next year, as she’ll be reprising the role for Marvel’s big team-up The Defenders.

“I believe I’m safe to say that I will be on The Defenders,” said Missick during an interview with The Wrap. “Spoiler alert! If I lose my job because of this interview, sorry! I was supposed to be on The Defenders, until I got fired.”

See Also: Official logo and first teaser trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders

The Defenders will see Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones (Iron Fist) joining forces, while Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) may also feature. The series will air on Netflix in 2017.

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Watch: The Opening Sequence for Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ Series Is Sweet Christmas

29 September 2016 6:46 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

It’s “Sweet Christmas” eve! “Marvel’s Luke Cage” will become available on Netflix tomorrow, Friday, September 30. That’s right! You’ve made it this far, and the wait is almost over! Just a few hours to go… Mike Colter plays Luke Cage in… Continue Reading → »

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Marvel's Luke Cage: Mike Colter interview

29 September 2016 1:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

James Hunt Sep 30, 2016

As Marvel's Luke Cage launches on Netflix, we chat with its star, Mike Colter, about Harlem, the show's political relevance, and heroism...

James sat down with Mike Colter, aka Luke Cage, to talk about returning to the character, the unintentionally political aspect of a bulletproof black man in modern America, and what keeps Luke Cage going.

Obviously this is the second time you've played Luke Cage after being on Jessica Jones, and the way the Netflix model works means that you don't get any audience feedback on your performance until it's completely over. So the first thing I'm interested to know is whether you revised or changed anything about your portrayal of Luke Cage, for any reason, when you took him into his own series.

It wasn't a revision so much as a re-focusing, I mean we changed the location and his surroundings, and when you change »

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‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Proves That ‘Heroes Can Wear Hoodies Too’

28 September 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Luke Cage doesn’t want to be your hero, and Marvel doesn’t want to be political, but frankly, they can’t help but be both in Netflix’s well-timed “Luke Cage.”

With his super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke can’t be harmed by anyone — not any thug, criminal or cop. The invulnerable superhero emerges amidst today’s racially charged political climate in which the nation is divided over police shootings of unarmed black men and the corresponding #BlackLivesMatter movement.

“This is really an era in which it’s a fascinating time to have a bulletproof black man that exists in the world,” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker said during interviews at Comic-Con.

Read More: ‘Luke Cage’ Trailer: Mahershala Ali Goes to War With the New Defender

Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb added, “Marvel always works best when it’s a reflection of our times. The show is never »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Proves That ‘Heroes Can Wear Hoodies Too’

28 September 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Luke Cage doesn’t want to be your hero, and Marvel doesn’t want to be political, but frankly, they can’t help but be both in Netflix’s well-timed “Luke Cage.”

With his super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke can’t be harmed by anyone — not any thug, criminal or cop. The invulnerable superhero emerges amidst today’s racially charged political climate in which the nation is divided over police shootings of unarmed black men and the corresponding #BlackLivesMatter movement.

“This is really an era in which it’s a fascinating time to have a bulletproof black man that exists in the world,” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker said during interviews at Comic-Con.

Read More: ‘Luke Cage’ Trailer: Mahershala Ali Goes to War With the New Defender

Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb added, “Marvel always works best when it’s a reflection of our times. The show is never »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Mike Colter on What Sets ‘Luke Cage’ Apart From the Rest of the ‘Defenders’

28 September 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After scene-stealing turns in “The Good Wife,” “The Following,” and “Jessica Jones,” Mike Colter has long seemed destined for leading-man status.  He’ll finally get his chance Sept. 30, when Netflix releases “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” in which Colter stars as a reluctant hero with invulnerable skin.

Has your life changed much since being cast as Luke Cage?

Yeah, I guess so. It’s odd, because I try not to think about my life changing. That sort of stuff makes me nervous and self-aware and self-involved, so I try not to focus on that. It’s a game I play with myself, and I’m pretty good at it. Regardless of things that are going on in the real world, in my head I’m the same person, and things are kind of the same. But yeah, things are changing.

What’s the biggest difference between the Luke we met in “Jessica Jones” and the Luke we see »

- Laura Prudom

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