Mike Colter Talks About The Tone For ‘Luke Cage’

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After making his debut on Marvel’s Jessica Jones last month, Mike Colter is continuing the character’s journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he is busy filming Marvel’s Luke Cage which will be released sometime in 2016 on Netflix. While it might be a while till we get to see his own series, Colter recently spoke with the L.A. Times about the tone of the Luke Cage series and more.

One of the key elements in Luke’s background is that he was wrongfully imprisoned and while Jessica Jones didn’t touch much on it, viewers will be happy to know that we will be getting to see that aspect of his character on his series when asked about it.

 “There are flashbacks in “Jessica,” and there are flashbacks in “Daredevil” as well, so we should expect to see some flashbacks in “Luke Cage.” Every series has used their flashbacks in a different way to tell a different part of the story.”

As Daredevil and Jessica Jones have their individual tones as separate characters and shows, Luke Cage will be focusing heavily on “soul”.

“Luke Cage” is going to have soul, it’s going to have intensity, it’s going to have dark parts to it. I think what’s going to make it unique is also the musicality of it. There’s going to be a musical taste that you found a little bit in “Jessica.” It defines itself through sound that you can feel when you’re watching the scenes, whether it’s something that’s actually a song that they’re playing or actually just the pulse of the music that they choose thematically. “Luke Cage” is going to define itself in that way, and it’s going to define itself in the locations that we’re doing. It’s no secret that you’re going to find Luke Cage uptown after the [“Jessica Jones”] series is over, so the things that happen to him and Jessica will affect him. And then when you find him months later in Harlem, you’ll see him in a different setting. That’s going to be a setting that’s surrounded with different characters and different light all unto itself.”

Whether or not we will see Luke sport the classic yellow T-shirt from the comics, Colter would only give a tease to when asked.

“Jessica” is her series. Anything that’s primarily “Luke Cage” we want to save for Luke Cage’s series. I’m not saying that you’re going to see the yellow shirt, but if you’re going to see it, it’ll be in Luke Cage’s series.”

For the full interview with Colter, check out the whole chat with him over at LA Times. If you want to get a taste of Colter’s character, catch him in the first season of Jessica Jones which is currently streaming on Netflix and in case you missed it, here is the official series synopsis for Luke Cage.

“After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon 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 is set to be released on Netflix sometime in 2016, no official date has been announced yet.

Source: LA Times

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.