The cancellation of Luke Cage, as well as Iron Fist and Daredevil, took many in fandom by surprise. It’s also keeping them on pins and needles in regards to both The Punisher and Jessica Jones, too. But this was out of the showrunners’ hands. Contracts expire, actors get new projects, oh and Disney is starting a streaming service to compete with Netflix. Yes, the powers that be are at play here, and Mike Colter knows this.
While speaking with IndieWire during the Sundance Film Festival to promote an upcoming film of his — Before You Know It — Mike Colter was asked about Luke Cage and any slight possibility that the Marvel Netflix series could be resurrected. But as far as Mike Colter is concerned, that’s way above his pay grade. Here’s what he had to say:
“You know, it’s one of those things, it’s like I have no clue because honestly it’s one of those things that really didn’t happen for any other reason than the powers that be deciding that it was something that they wanted to take back into another platform. Whether it comes back, I don’t know. I’ll be around, but until then, I’ll be working on some other cool things like this. We’ll see.”
Furthermore, Mike Colter was asked about the now cancelled plans for the third season and where the series would have taken Luke Cage. But that all came to a screeching halt with the cancellation. However, he remained tight-lipped in the event that the Marvel series receives new life:
“If I talk about it, then honestly what’ll happen is that if it gets a third season, then they’ll be like ‘You just ruined everything that we were gonna write about .’ If you’re gonna keep up hope, then I guess I have to keep the secrets and spoilers. Ask me in three years. Then I’ll tell you everything.”
Here, you can watch Mike Colter talk about Luke Cage in the video below.
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) January 29, 2019
But what do you think, though? Obviously there are bigger forces at play here. If we saw Luke Cage again, would it be Mike Colter or a different actor? Could the characters be brought into the proper Marvel Cinematic Universe? What if the series ended up on Hulu, especially since Disney’s streaming service won’t cater to mature content? We’ll just have to wait and see, but at least Mike Colter seems to be keeping hope alive. Let us know your thoughts on the possible future of Luke Cage in the comments below.
Marvel’s Luke Cage is available now on Netflix.
Hasbro Officially Reveals ‘Captain Marvel’ Action Figures, Dolls & More
Action figures, LEGO sets, dolls, and more have been revealed for Marvel Studios' next Phase 3 film, Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson.
Following the release of the new trailer, Hasbro has revealed the first look at Captain Marvel's tie-in material that will start hitting shelves in January. Hasbro's Marvel Legends action figure priced at $19.99 will feature swappable parts, which will include Captain Marvel's Mohawk helmet. Hasbro will also be releasing a "Photo Power FX Glove" and an 11.5-inch doll. LEGO will be releasing a new set titled, "The Skrull Attack,” which includes the Quinjet along with mini figurines of Captain Marvel, Nick Fury, Talos, and Goose; the set will cost $29.99.
You can check out the merchandise in the gallery below:
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.