Mike Colter Reveals New Details About The Time & Setting Of ‘Luke Cage’

Earlier today, we heard Mike Colter use the character’s famous phrase and we’ve now learned some new details about the upcoming series’ timeline and setting. While speaking with ComicBook.com, Colter revealed the following about the highly-anticipated Luke Cage.

I can tell you what they’ve allowed me to, which is basically, Luke Cage will take place a few months after Jessica Jones. So in real time, if you watch Jessica Jones, you’ll find [at the end] Luke Cage uptown in Harlem, working, trying to make ends meet. Luke Cage really hasn’t figured out what he’s doing. He’s tending bar, he’s bouncing around. And for good reason, he’s a fugitive, he has some skeletons in his closet.

He’s trying to basically stay off the radar. The people he hangs around with, though, are in need. Ultimately, he’d rather be alone, but with the way he’s equipped he does step up. That’s what it’s about, it’s about finding that inner feeling to make you want to take action. Sometimes we just sit around, and sit on our hands and don’t do anything because it’s like ‘hey, that’s not my problem.’ You can’t do that when you’re a superhero. You have these gifts, now use them.

Colter then commented on the setting of the series, which will move the Defender from Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem, and called it a “completely different world”. So, while these street level Marvel series’ will take place close to one another, it sounds like Luke Cage might have completely different vibe to it. Curious to see if the other upcoming series’ do something similar to the films where they each fit into a different genre while still remaining a piece of a larger picture. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Luke Cage is set to debut on Netflix sometime in 2016.

Source: ComicBook

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