The Netflix/Marvel collaboration and original series “Luke Cage” (sometimes listed as “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) has been cancelled by the streaming service about four months after becoming available for streaming AND just a week after the news about the cancellation of “Marvel’s Iron Fist” (discussed HERE) came to light. Read more down below.
The joint statement was snagged from Deadline who first reported this yesterday and while I couldn’t locate a full-on press released figure that they are a really reliable source for this kind of thing AND they had the “Iron Fist” news so here we go: “Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series.”
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you can see there wasn’t a whole lot of different phrasing in this statement from the one they made about “Iron Fist” but now with “Luke Cage” done and over, perhaps they are going to lay down the justice under the banner of “Heroes For Hire” because that stuff was hinted at in Cage’s second season. Being honest, I think that I would enjoy that more since we get Fist, Cage, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing and perhaps open the door for an appearance of White Tiger or the Sons Of The Tiger (okay I remember that these two were sort of connected but I am not up on all of my comics history at this time). Though I watched both seasons of the show I didn’t always love what “Luke Cage” was all about and I think it was mainly based on the villains he had. I know they are doing different takes on them all but I am fairly certain that Luke Cage had some solid big bads to contend with. I also would have liked to hear him called “Power Man” a few times as opposed to it being a tease but that’s that, the series is done and who knows what is coming up in its place. At least we still have “Daredevil”, “Jessica Jones” and “The Punisher” to enjoy. I do find it odd that the series is being cancelled the day before the third season premiere of “Daredevil” but I won’t add much more than that. What do you readers think about this cancellation news ? Do you also think that “Heroes For Hire” is coming? Perhaps since we aren’t getting a second “Defenders” series it is. Chime in down below of course.
The Marvel Television shows seem unstoppable when it comes to the Netflix offerings and as of just a short time ago, the second season of Marvel’s “Luke Cage” became available for streaming. Let’s take a look at the awesome poster along with some reminder premise and casting. If you somehow missed the season trailer just click HERE to correct that oversight.
Premise: When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city. After clearing his name, Cage becomes a hero and celebrity in Harlem, only to encounter a new threat that makes him confront the line between hero and villain. Continue reading Now Streaming: “Luke Cake” Season 2 on Netflix (6/22/2018)→
The end of the hectic Monday is here my friends and by now I hope you are sitting down and relaxing to some programs you enjoy or tooling around on the web to see what is brewing. I’m going to interrupt the solace just a tad bit to let you know that the official trailer for the next Netflix Marvel Television series is here – Presenting “Luke Cage” Season 2. Dig it.
Premise: When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city. After clearing his name, Cage becomes a hero and celebrity in Harlem, only to encounter a new threat that makes him confront the line between hero and villain.
By now I am hoping that you have watched the first two seasons of “Daredevil” along with the first seasons of “Jessica Jones”, “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” as a subscriber to Netflix because its all been leading up to this mini-series “The Defenders” where ALL of these mighty heroes and numerous players from across their respective shows will appear and unite against a common foe. If you have only recently subscribed to Netflix, then you have some serious binge watching to do and I recommend you keep these shows in order since much like the big screen hero counterparts, this does take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and there is referencing throughout the shows. Take a look at the official poster and the premise and casting below.
As most fans of the comic and movie media stuff we post about know, the Comic Con International: San Diego of “SDCC” is underway and will be winding down today with its fourth and final day. This convention always brings the trailers and sneak-peaks into the upcoming Fall television shows and motion pictures and as you know there is a lot coming out this year. A few months ago we shared the first trailer for the next Netflix installment of their Marvel series “The Defenders” and this is a mini-series that unites the stars of the previous shows Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist. These are the Marvel Comics “Street Level” heroes and here is the second trailer for the upcoming series. Check it out.
The Premise: Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy in The Hand. (thanks Wiki).
Cast and Characters (Main and Guest):
Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil
Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
Mike Colter as Luke Cage
Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist
Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios
Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra
Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse
Simone Missick as Misty Knight
Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson
Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth
Scott Glenn as Stick
Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker
Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing
Marko Zaror as Shaft
Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance through an on-set photograph
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I pretty much raved about the first trailer and this just excites me all the more. I really enjoyed the other shows and hope that this keeps on coming. Most of us were skeptical at the beginning and here we are now chomping at the bit for the next go at these characters. Sure I wasn’t crazy about this being called “The Defenders” since I grew up on a different team but this dynamic sure seems to work. The question remains is will we find any of these folks in the 2018 major motion picture “Avengers: Infinity War”. Part of me says “no” because they are NOT Avengers at all but neither are the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man and they are all in there. Only time will tell for that. “The Defenders” will consist of eight total episodes and will be available for streaming in full on August 18, 2017. Let me know what you think of the trailer down in the comments below and you can learn more about the show’s cast and characters via the official Wikipedia entry.
Official Show Wiki:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Defenders_(miniseries)