We’re now less than three weeks away from the release of Marvel and Netflix’s Luke Cage, so the marketing campaign for the series is now in full force. Last week, we saw a couple of awesome clips from the upcoming series, but there’s already a new one, which introduces Mahershala Ali (House of Cards) as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes.
In the clip, we see Cottonmouth teaching a lesson to someone sitting just outside of the frame before the victim’s bloodied face is finally revealed. A painting of the late rapper Biggie Smalls (a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G.) can also be seen right behind Cottonmouth. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has previously mentioned that Biggie was an influence for the series and this version of the villain.
You can watch the clip below.
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage 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.
Marvel’s Luke Cage stars Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, Rosario Dawson, Sonia Braga and Erik LaRay Harvey. The full 13-part series will be available to stream on Netflix starting September 30th, 2016.