“Netflix won’t drop all 13 episodes of Luke Cage‘s first season for your binge-watching pleasure until Sept. 30, but to tide us over ’til then, the site released the first extended clip from the show on Saturday.
It features Cage easily (and mercilessly) beating attackers off of him inside a boxing gym, standing like one of Stonehenge’s boulders as his ignorant foes try to gun him down. “I guess you guys haven’t heard about me, have you?” he asks the pitiful creatures trembling in his wake.
The series will feature the character’s return to Harlem after the events of Jessica Jones. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker toldCollider that the first season is about how to “accept the mantel of being a hero […] we’re looking at what it means to be a hero, the sacrifices that come from that, and how one gets to the point when you finally accept who you are,” he said.
Mike Colter, who plays Cage, also told Collider that the series will play up his blackness, saying that the different directors for each show emphasized different aspects of Cage’s character.
“The showrunner for Cage is a black man, and the Jessica Jonesshowrunner was a white female. Jessica Jones was told by the point of view of Jessica, so Luke Cage existed in her point of view and how she interacts with him. So, we’re doing this from the leadership of a black male, who is now the showrunner examining this character. It’s the same character, we’re just turning up the volume on certain colors and certain flavors. He’s in Harlem now. We all act differently in certain places,” Colter said.
The show is Netflix’s third partnership with Marvel after Daredevil andJessica Jones.”