While promoting the summer hit comedy, Girls Trip, Mike Colter, aka Marvel’s Luke Cage, touched on what we might expect to see in season two during an interview with BlackFilm.com. Of course as with any other actor, director, writer etc involved with the Marvel Universe, Colter said just enough to excite, but not too much.
“Power Man” had this to say when asked how the addition of Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist, will change the dynamics of the second season.
“There are people that love the idea of “Heroes for Hire.” When people saw The Defenders, they thought the relationship was good between Finn and I and they are curious. They want to see more of that. He will bring some fresh blood in the new season and I’m hoping that people will respond to it well. We are teamed up for a bit. That’s the whole point of bringing that flavor to it. I can see how this works. That’s what good about it. We’re giving people what they want. A lot of times people wanted to see Jessica Jones and Luke and what happens to them; but we went out on a limb, and decided to “let’s give a little heroes for hire somewhere in the season and see what happens.” Hopefully people will respond to it.”
When pressed about when he thought Season 2 might launch, Colter gave this status update:
“We’re working on it right now. It will be sometime next year. We’re not finished filming yet and after that, it’s based on timing and when they want to drop it. It’s like a record. “When do you want to drop it?” Netflix has their own agenda and their own schedule, so I’ll assume it’s next year. How soon? I don’t know, but hopefully the first quarter or first half.”
And finally, he gave the Marvel standard issue answer when asked if Luke Cage would make an appearance on any of the other Marvel Netflix series.
“I can not say.”
I for one, really enjoyed the heck out of the first season of Luke Cage. I think Colter has captured the essence of the character, which began with his appearance in Jessica Jones and then grew exponentially with LC’s first season and even more so in The Defenders. His interaction with Finn Jones’ Danny Rand was definitely one of the high points of the series, which overall I to be a yawner. I do hope in the second season, that we get a villain as interesting as Mahershala Ali’s Cottonmouth… and the series doesn’t kill him off leaving us with a more pedantic replacement villain.
Plot details for the second season are being kept under wraps, but we know that the series will feature the return of Colter along with co-stars Simone Missick and Rosario Dawson. Mustafa Shakir and Gabrielle Dennis have also joined the cast. Cheo Hodari Coker returns to executive produce. All episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders are now streaming on Netflix.
6 Mutant Characters Who Should Appear On ‘The Gifted’
The Gifted is Fox’s new attempt at putting the X-Men on the silver screen. While FX’s Legion was more isolated from the rest of the mutant world, Gifted will take place in a world closer to the comic books. People know what mutants are, and due to their fear of the unknown, mutants are often ostracized and forced to hide underground.
Thematically, the show seems to be about resistance and forging new communities in the face of hatred. The show focuses on one family, but their adventures are bound to cross paths with numerous mutants as they try to build a new life for themselves. To build a proper community on a TV series, the writers need people that the audience will care about and connect with. The show will have a lot of new, original characters for fans to latch onto, but if Fox wants to play in the X-Men world, they might as well use a few established characters.
Hit Next to learn more about six mutant characters who should appear on Gifted.