The dust is still settling on whether Luke Cage marks the most Power-ful of Netflix’s Defender series, but certainly working in its favor is the rich complement of musicians, some of whom even contribute to the soundtrack. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker apparently even paid tribute to Prince in an early episode, hoping the legendary musician would cameo.
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When Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last January, it got a standing ovation before its premiere. People were excited to see this movie. Nine months later, the reaction to its arrival in theaters is a little bit different.
Back to the Future Part II imagined a future of magical technology. Home energy reactors. Flying cars. Pizza rehydrators. Fax machines in people’s bathrooms. None of these things have come true. But all anyone really seems to care about are Marty McFly’s goddamn self-lacing sneakers.
Now that everyone has had a chance to binge through Luke Cage, there’s no overlooking the series’ impressive soundtrack. The icing on the cake saw an original “Bulletproof Love” rap performed by Method Man himself in-series, which Marvel has now made available online.
Luke Cage will officially make his mark on Netflix in just a few hours, but believe it or not, certain crazies out there don’t have the subscription to partake. So it is, that Luke Cage can entice us even further with its shimmering, melodic title sequence, following in the footsteps of Daredevil and Jessica Jones.
The Philly funnyman raked in a whopping $87.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016.
Marvel’s Luke Cage brings his bulletproof brand of vigilante justice to Harlem as early as this Friday, introducing MCU takes on Misty Knight, Cottonmouth and Black Mariah along the way. We’ve already reviewed Marvel’s most dynamic series yet, but before your own binge, get answers to some of Luke Cage’s most burning questions with our spoilery FAQ review of the first seven episodes!
We’ll be able to get our hands on Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage as early as this Friday, but who couldn’t do with one last trailer? The third Defender series’ musical influence is more center stage than ever in the latest look, as Luke Cage even meets Method Man on one of his heroic deeds.
In interviews, Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller talked about wanting to show his movie in black-and-white. In a conversation with director Edgar Wright, he explained that “the default position for everyone is to de-saturate post-apocalyptic movies. There’s only two ways to go, make them black and white — the best version of this movie is black and white, but people reserve that for art movies now.” There were rumblings of a theatrical release of a black-and-white Fury Road, but that never came to pass. But the monochromatic print (heavy on the chrome, in this case) of the movie is coming to Blu-ray, and you’ll be able to get it before the end of the year.
If Luke Cage fans had to pick one standout moment from the trailer, it would likely be that of the third Defender outfitted to look like his classic comic appearance, tiara and all. As it turns out, we’ll see a whole new side of Luke Cage come September 30, as the latest featurette reveals a bit of Cage’s origin, including some very questionable wigs.