Mike Colter Talks ‘Luke Cage’; Has A ‘Distinct Voice For The Modern Generation’

We were introduced to the character last year in Jessica Jones and we’re only a short while from seeing Marvel & Netflix’s Luke Cage series hitting the  streaming service. This is something that fans have been waiting for awhile to see and star Mike Colter definitely knows it.

However, Colter does caution that fans should be aware that the series will feature some changes to the character’s backstory, seeing as that this will be set in modern times rather than the 70s.

I think what I’m excited about is the chance for fans to see this character that they’ve been waiting for. I’ve met so many fans along the way, over the past few months, over the past year, and their excitement has kind of been intoxicating. It spreads, and it’s one of those things that before I started the project, I felt like I really wanted to do this character justice and I would enjoying playing this character and trying to figure out who he was, but now, I feel [a weight] in a sense that the fans have so many thoughts and expectations.

I don’t think they’re going to get everything that they want, but I think our vision is very clear of what a modern-day version of Luke Cage is in 2016 and it’s not the version, obviously, from 1972, but it’s very timely. He’s very current and I think he’s got a very clear, distinct voice for the modern generation. That’s what I’m most excited about, how they connect and jibe with what he feels. And hopefully, he can represent a lot of what they’re anticipating to be current topics and what they want to explore.

Currently there is no debut date set for Luke Cage but it’s rumored to hit the streaming service sometime during the summer. Let us know your thoughts on Colter’s comments in the section below.

Source: Marvel

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