During an appearance at Wizard World St. Louis this past weekend, Mike Colter shared a few words about his upcoming Netflix and Marvel series Luke Cage, which will see him reprising his role as Power Man from last year’s Jessica Jones.
“Yeah, I’m going to say Sweet Christmas a lot,” said Colter. “He’s going to do a lot of badass stuff! Prepare for badassery. I think we show [his origin] in a really cool way. He wasn’t trying to be a superhero [in Jessica Jones]. The series [Luke Cage] is about him growing into that.”
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Luke Cage premieres on September 30th, with Mike Colter leading the cast as Power Man alongside Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Claire Temple, Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) as Shades, Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives) as Black Mariah, Simone Missick (Ray Donovan) as Misty Knight, Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) as Cottonmouth, Frank Whaley (Gotham) as Detective Scarfe and Sonia Braga (Brothers & Sisters) as Soledad Temple.