Netflix’s Marvel Heroes are the Beardy Boys We’ve Always Wanted: New Punisher, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist Photos


A lot of exciting things happen in Netflix’s glorious new Marvel series, Luke Cage; quite a few upsetting things, too … but we’re not here for real spoilers today. There are so many great shots; fantastic camera work; incredible music; and the whole world is talking about the brilliant, bulletproof black superhero we’ve waited for far too long. With phenomenal performances by Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Alfre Woodard, Erik LaRay Harvey, and Rosario Dawson, it was clearly worth the ridiculously extended wait, and the story (especially for non-comic readers) is full of shocks and surprises, not the least of which involve Luke’s appearance.

***MINOR SPOILERS, mostly visual, follow. Visual Spoilers***

Nobody told me there would be suits, and, certainly, nobody prepared me for the beautiful, bushy beard. I’m pretty sure I gasped aloud when Luke’s backstory featured Colter gone full facial-haired.





You guys, I’m feeling a little …


And that’s not even taking the SUIT into account.


All I’m saying is: if you have yet to watch, you’re in for a real treat.

Looks like Luke isn’t the only one sharing beardy goodness. Two other Netflix/Marvel series have started filming, and their leads are also sporting a bit of extra facial hair. For those of us of the beards-can-only-make-things-better persuasion, looks like all our dreams are coming true. Here are a couple shots of Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle on the Punisher set:



And Netflix’s just-released, first official Iron Fist photo, featuring Finn Jones as Danny Rand. What do you know …


… he’s adorably fuzzy-faced, too.


Iron Fist also scored a release date teaser; it’ll premiere on Netflix in March 2017.

Let us bask in the beautiful, beardy goodness, my friends.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over eight 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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  • But it doesn’t bother you that especially in the “Dirty Dozen” phase of his backstory it looks like the makeup crew slapped glue on Mike Colter’s face and scalp then shoved his head into an overstuffed throwpillow?

    • No, because I completely disagree with your *faulty* vision 🙂

  • emmalita

    I maintain that the big fuzzy beard is Luke Cage’s beard of sadness. I mean, I would still get coffee with him. The suit though. The suit spayed me.

    • I feel you, but I maintain there are no (non-metaphorical, non-entendre) sad beards, only sad men.

    • oh id get COFFEE*** with him .

  • Cindy I <3 you but Colter totally looks better sans beard. Goatee and suit is what i am here for. Goatee without suit? Goatee shirtless? I'll take any of those options. But no no no the beard hides he beautiful face. Maybe if it was cropped and nice. But then he's supposed to be in prison so….

    Also Berenthal also looks better with low/medium level bearding. The unkempt look is just so gross.

    Also It's it weird that i'm like Loras why you trying to pretend your a bad ass? I mean i love the IF comics but lolz LORAS