In just over a week, Marvel’s Luke Cage is getting his own series on Netflix. But he won’t be alone. Several of Cage’s comic book adversaries and supporting cast members are making their Marvel Cinematic Universe debuts on the show. And now we’ve received our best look yet at some of the heroes and villains from Luke Cage, as Netflix has released over 20 new photos from the series which put the titular hero in the spotlight alongside several of the other leading players in his orbit.
In the above image, it looks like the hoodie will be Cage’s preferred means of concealing his identity when using his powers in public. As far as superhero costumes go, it’s not great. But we suppose it’s better the yellow shirt and tiara that Cage’s comic book counterpart wore in the ’70s and ’80s.
Judging from Cage’s confrontational stance in this pic, we’d guess that Cottonmouth sent some of his men to harass Cage. That’s probably not going to work out well for them.
This was a moment that was briefly glimpsed in the most recent trailer: a face-to-face showdown between Cage and Cottonmouth. As we’ve noted before, Cottonmouth doesn’t seem to understand that Cage doesn’t want his “crown.” He just wants to free the people of Harlem from Cottonmouth’s influence.
Meet your new favorite heroine, Misty Knight! In this series, Misty is still a police detective and on somewhat friendly terms with Cage. If her character trajectory mirrors the comics, Misty may face a significant personal loss this season on her way to becoming one of the Daughters of the Dragon. We’d also say it’s a pretty safe bet that she’ll show up in either Iron Fist or The Defenders, if not both.
There aren’t a lot of images of “Shades” Alvarez that have been released yet, but this poster sums up his character nicely. Shades was once one of Luke’s closest friends, but they’re on opposite sides as the Luke Cage series begins.
You can find the rest of the pictures in our gallery below. All 13 episodes of Luke Cage will be available on Friday, September 30 on Netflix.
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