Marvel has shared a new promotional video for its upcoming original Netflix series, “Luke Cage,” and its focus is on the show’s Harlem setting.
The YouTube video, “Streel Level Hero Harlem,” gives viewers a brief look at what lengths “Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker took to really capture the image of Harlem in the series.
In an interview with Harlem icon Dapper Dan, Dan and Coker discussed what landmarks would be visited by a tourist, possibly in the show, like eateries Sylvia’s and Red Rooster.
Why we won’t be seeing any members from The Avengers, was also touched on.
“You won’t see a Captain America or Iron Man or Thor in the projects, in Hell’s Kitchen,” said American rapper Method Man.
The full first season of Marvel’s “Luke Cage” will be available for streaming on Netflix this Friday:
Luke Cage is a former gang member who is framed for a crime. In prison, he volunteers for a medical experiment that goes awry, giving him super strength and bulletproof skin. Using his newfound powers, Cage escapes and becomes a hero for hire. His archenemy is Willy Stryker, a former childhood friend from Harlem. The two committed petty crimes together, and both fell for the same woman, Reva Connors, which led to their eventual falling out. It was Stryker who framed Cage for a drug deal that sent him to prison.