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Published On: Thu, Aug 11th, 2016

‘Luke Cage’ full trailer, SDCC recap and details

Marvel fans got introduced to Mike Colter’s Luke Cage during Jessica Jones and now the hero gets his own series and fans got a sneak peak during SDCC.

The first footage expands on the Daredevil preview: Luke busts down the door to a boxing gym and punches his way through a group of anonymous henchmen. Eventually he faces two men pointing guns at me. “I guess you guys haven’t heard about me, have you,” he says.

The men open fire, but since Luke Cage is indestructible he stands there looking completely unfazed — it’s only his clothes that are left in tatters. “I’m about sick of always having to buy new clothes,” he quips before picking up one of the men and throwing him through a glass window and into an office.

Luke-Cage-MIke Colgter shot up photoLuke then enters the office and begins interrogating the man about guns — “the ones for Cottonmouth, the ones my friends died for.” The man looks frightened but refuses to talk until Luke Cage starts threatening to throw the man into the Hudson River. “Here’s the thing,” says Luke. “It’s not the fall that kills you, it’s the impact against the water. And when water is filling your lungs, you’ll ask yourself, ‘Why didn’t I just give Luke Cage what he wanted?’”

The man eventually stammers out a response, to which Luke Cage replies, “Muchas gracias.” On his way out, he grabs a gray hoodie hanging off of a bookshelf and holds it up against his chest. “You got this in an XXL?” he asks.

Luke-Cage-Cornell Stokes Mahershala AliNext up is Cornell Stokes (House of Cards star Mahershala Ali) in the indoor balcony of an empty nightclub, swinging a bat and smashing a glass. He’s furious at Luke Cage. But Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard), who’s sitting across from him, interrupts. “If anyone should be breaking shit right now, it’s me,” she says. Cornell protests that it was his stuff Luke Cage broke, but Mariah isn’t backing down. “You can always buy new stuff. I can’t get back my good name,” she argues. “Somebody’s gonna start asking questions.”

Cornell seems less than convinced, and nastily calls her “Black Mariah.” She’s instantly enraged, grabbing a glass and throwing it full force at his head. Fortunately for Cornell, he’s able to duck in time.

luke-cage-title-card-netflixMeanwhile, a timid-looking assistant type appears in the doorway behind them. Cornell demands to know what he wants. “There’s a detective here to see you,” says the younger man.

Intro to Misty Knight: Simone Missick’s Misty is standing on the sidewalk in a sparkly, low-cut blue party dress fiddling with her phone. Luke Cage materializes behind her in a t-shirt and jeans. He points her toward the bus, and when she doesn’t move, asks if she’s calling an Uber. “What are you, a cop?” she asks. “If you’re looking for Mr. Stokes, he just left,” says Luke. “Black Escalade, tinted windows?”

“Don’t you have somewhere you need to be?” she asks.

“Yeah. Home. Just got out.”

“Congratulations,” she replies.

Luke Cage finally starts to walk away, leaving her on the street. But she calls after him. “You want to grab coffee?”

A smile spreads on his face. “I don’t like coffee,” he says. “Neither do I,” she responds.

We cut to Misty’s modest but comfortable-looking apartment. Luke and Misty are making out as they enter the doorway, and he takes off his shirt before he’s even crossed the threshold. She kisses his neck, and he closes his eyes and sighs with pleasure.

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