Luke Cage is the Superhero We Need

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It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! From the moment we spied Mike Colter’s quietly powerful Luke Cage in Jessica Jones, we knew we wanted … we needed more. The long wait is almost over, and following that initial tease a couple weeks ago, we finally have a full trailer. It’s sly, it’s glorious, and Luke Cage is the gloriously, bulletproof black superhero we need and deserve, not the token in a series full of white people; rather a fully fleshed, headlining character. Surrounded by an excellent group of fellow actors — Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, Frankie Faison, Erik LaRay Harvey, Rosario Dawson, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, Sônia Braga — there’s no way this Netflix outing isn’t a huge hit and, by gum, a diverse Marvel hit is something the entire world is craving. Just sink into this beauty of a trailer, and tell me you’re not frothing at the mouth for September 30th.

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Meet me on the couch next month.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • Does he look more fine in a suit or in street clothes? Welcome to the first step of objectification. Judge me as you wish.

    Also guys there is so much Rosario Dawson! I AM SO EXCITED

    • REMY.

      There are so many amazing people, I don’t know who to crush on. (All of them.)

      • i mean we could make a list for science. I’d say it’s only fair to crush on a character that is not luke cage first because he’s already getting a lot of attention being the star of the show and all. I’m going to crush on Theo Rossi , shades alvarez, first. Mainly because he just looks so hot and cool in shades.

  • AbbySaurus

    I’m not frothing at the mouth, but my reaction does involve my mouth.

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/beabite.gif

  • emmalita

    Yay! Luke Cage is coming out a mere week after my birthday. It totally counts as a birthday present. It’s like the Universe loves me or something.

    • NateMan

      The day before mine! I am excited.

      • emmalita

        Happy Birthday to us!!!