News of the cancellation comes four months after the superhero action drama from Marvel Television debuted its second season on the streaming service — and just days after Netflix pulled the plug on another Marvel show, “Iron Fist.”
“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,” Netflix and Marvel Television said in a joint statement.
Well, as much as I don’t want to subscribe to another stupid streaming service, it seems like Disney is going to make me. We already knew that Disney would be killing off their deal with Netflix and Hulu and that all of their films and TV shows, including all of the Star Wars and Marvel stuff, will exclusively stream on their upcoming streaming service.
Now, it seems like any future Marvel series that would normally be developed and streamed on Netflix will be moving to the Disney streaming service in the future. I know this was a safe assumption, but hearing confirmation of their plan for it in the Wall Street Journal was still a little jarring.
We at Podcast Unlimited like to give our characters a run for their money. And this week, we got a top notch battle brawl with men of steel! And no, we aren’t talking about Superman! Over at Marvel Comics, there are some pretty tough customers. For this “Versus,” we have not only two strong competitors with steel-like skin! We have everyone’s favorite strong man from the X-Men, Colossus! And battling him will be the Avengers very own Luke Cage, also known as Power Man! Since they both have skin that makes it very tough to penetrate, who would you like to see win this match up? We will let you decide – but first, here is a little about each participant!
According to Deadline, at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Marvel/Netflix intend to show preview footage of Luke Cage, with stars Mike Colter and Alfre Woodard and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker in attendance before the September 30th premiere. That’s not particularly surprising, but one thing is sort of a surprise: as of right now, Continue reading →
With Captain America: Civil War igniting the box office, many can barely contain themselves for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War two-parter. At the same time, Marvel is also readying its Luke Cage series on Netflix for a late September release. With these stand alone Hell’s Kitchen Avengers shows carving out a niche for its characters, it was also recently announced that there will be The Defenders miniseries coming to Netflix. This will feature Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and the aforementioned Luke Cage. Continue reading →
Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple will be the character that connects the MCU in the Netflix series’ that Marvel is developing. As it turns out, they have big plans for her in their upcoming Luke Cage series, and she will have a very significant role in it. Continue reading →
Marvel Comics has announced a new Power Man and Iron Fist series, bringing back the beloved bromance between Luke Cage and Danny Rand. The series will be written by David F. Walker (Shaft, Cyborg) and drawn by Sanford Greene (Runaways, Uncanny Avengers).
Power Man and Iron Fist is a throwback to the 1978 team-up series that later spawned the Heroes for Hire team in its various incarnations. Continue reading →
Marvel and Netflix are preparing to start production on Luke Cage in a few weeks. We haven’t really heard that much about what they are planning with the series or which characters will be involved, but Mike Colter is the actor taking on the title character.
Heroic Hollywood is reporting a rumor that they got from an inside source that one of the villains we’ll see in the series will be Cornell Cottonmouth. Continue reading →
Marvel’s Luke Cage has found its boss. Cheo HodariCoker will serve as showrunner for the Marvel/Netflix series, which is set to premiere in 2016. He will also pen the series’ first two episodes, Marvel.com announced Tuesday. Luke Cage stars The Good Wife and The Following alum Mike Colter as the bulletproof superhero, who will first make his debut Continue reading →
While promoting the DVD/Blu-ray release of Halo: Nightfall, actor Mike Colter spoke to IGN about playing Luke Cage in this year’s Netflix series “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” and then his own solo show. Continue reading →