Sweet Christmas! Netflix fans rejoice Luke Cage, the third series from the Marvel Netflix powerhouse is coming to the San Diego Comic Con!
deadline.com reported today that the super powered show will be making an appearance at the convention with preview footage before it’s September release date. In attendance will be Mike Colter, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, and costar Alfe Woodward.
Krysten Ritter, aka Jessica Jones, is not currently scheduled to attend according to Deadline. However according to rumor Marvel will be bringing preview footage to tease the audience before it’s September 30th release date. Comic Con runs from July 21-24.
Woodward, who made a splash in Marvel’s Civil War this summer, joins the series as Mariah Dillard. A local Harlem politician, Dillard will be playing cousin to Mahershala Ali’s ‘Cottonmouth’ stokes – a known Luke cage adversary.
First introduced in Jessica Jones as Jessica Jones’s love interest, Luke Cage is a former prisoner who received his superpowers of super strength and super skin from a botched prison experiment. Wrongly accused, the Netflix series will explore him trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem New York City. However he is soon pulled out of the shadows and forced to fight a battle for his city in order to confront the past he’s tried to bury and become the hero he was born to be.
Luke Cage also stars Sonia Braga as Soledad Temple, mother of Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple (who will be reprising her Jessica Jones and Daredevil roles) Frank Whaley as Detective Scarfe, Simone Missick as bionic armed Cage heroine Misty Knight and Theo Rossi who will play Cage’s enemy Shades, also known as Alverez.
Luke Cage joins Agents of SHIELD season 4, Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2, and Doctor Strange as Marvel properties appearing at Comic Con. Excited for Cage? Think September will bring a very sweet Christmas? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned to The Marvel Report for the latest and greatest SDCC news.
Edit: A correction was made to the article regarding Alfe Woodward’s role. She was in Civil War and Viola Davis will be starring in Suicide Squad. The Marvel Report regrets this error.