While we all finish binge-watching the first season of Jessica Jones on Netflix for the first time (or third time if you’re like me) and wait patiently(?) for news about a second season, Marvel is already deep into production on their next standalone Defenders series, Luke Cage, following the character’s introduction and supporting role in Jones this year. Described previously as a slow-burn crime series, different in tone from both of its predecessors, Luke Cage boasts a stellar cast all around, filled with comic book characters that can range from the well-known to the obscure.
Luckily for fans too, the series is being filmed on location in New York City, to help add authenticity to its story (which has already benefitted both Daredevil and Jessica Jones in some notable ways), and with on-location shoots, comes a whole lot of set photos for us to look over and theorize about.
Some new photos have debuted from the series’ production too, and they feature Mike Colter’s Cage interacting with Rosario Dawson’s returning Claire Temple/Night Nurse, Simone Missick’s Misty Knight, and Frank Whaley’s Detective Scarfe, who looks to be in some rough shape in a number of the images. Check them out below (via Twitter):
— Addictedtoseries.com (@AddictToSeries) December 3, 2015
— Plantão de Nerdisses (@plantaonerdices) December 3, 2015
While it’s unknown how large of a role Dawson will have in the series, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to see her show up and interacting with Cage in the series, considering the previous rumors about her involvement and her character’s past connections to Luke Cage. Missick’s Misty Knight is arguably one of the most intriguing additions to the series too, with the character’s interesting role in the comics, and hopefully setting up to be yet another strong and entertaining female superhero in the Marvel universe.
Jessica Jones hinted at Cage’s backstory and history several times throughout its first season, but it looks like his standalone Netflix series will be taking those references and fully developing them in a way that should make the series a worthy continuation from its predecessor. Not much is known about the season’s main story yet, or when for sure it will be available to watch, but with both this and season 2 of Daredevil expected to make their debuts in the spring of 2016 – it looks like we can expect some big things from these Defenders series moving forwards.
Luke Cage will premiere on Netflix in 2016.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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