Marvel has had a good year, from the release of Captain America: Civil War to the second season of Daredevil and the first of Jessica Jones.
That good year is set to continue with their reveals at San Diego Comic Con 2016, starting with the first looks at their upcoming Netflix shows.
Luke Cage is set to drop all 13 episodes on Netflix on September 30th. The release date isn’t a big surprise, as it was revealed around the time of Jessica Jones‘ premiere. It’ll follow the eponymous Luke Cage (Mike Colter) trying to save Harlem a la Matt Murdock trying to save Hell’s Kitchen, except local politics gets in the way in the form of Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard). The cast also includes Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Frankie Faison as Pop, Erik LaRay Harvey as Diamondback, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Frank Whaley as Detective Scarfe.
Finn Jones goes from Game of Thrones to Marvel as he takes the role of Danny Rand, who returns to Manhattan years after disappearing in the Himalayas after his parents’ plane went down. He seeks answers from Harold Meachum (David Wenham), a business associate of his father, and likely continues his martial arts training with Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick). Iron Fist is likely to premiere in 2017 in the lead-up to …
This is what all of Marvel’s Netflix shows have been leading to. The Defenders is nearly a reality, and it’s set to bring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist together against a common enemy … possibly Stick (Scott Glenn), but that’s just going off of the voiceover in the teaser. It’s set to drop on Netflix in 2017, too.
Marvel and Netflix also dropped a sizzle reel with a bit more new Luke Cage footage cut in, including a spectacular bit of slow-mo punching.
We hope you’re ready for plenty of bingeing later this year and next year! And, of course, Daredevil will be coming back for a recently-announced season 3!
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) July 22, 2016