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Luke Cage Trailer


#1

What do we think?

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#2

Yes please.


#4

Can’t wait - all the Marvel Netflix has been on point.


#5

I’ve got a bingo on my ‘black fictional stereotypes’ bingo card. What do I win?


#6

One black fictional stereotype, of course!

In every story you write, whether or not you want one!


#7

Looks great.

I like that they’ve managed to squeeze in the tiara and bracelets look for a split second. Nicely done Netflix.


#8

I can’t wait for this. The trailers are now 3 for 3 music-wise with this one featuring one of the greatest songs ever recorded, “Walk on By.”


#9

I think it looks awesome – I also didn’t really see the stereotypes, apart from cottonmouth I guess, and wise paternal guy, and concerned female protagonist — but they’re not really black specific, are they?

But, yeah, to be honest the thing that’s stood out for me so far is the music – it’s freaking awesome. Even if the show is only … eerr _Luke_warm (get it? GET IT?? “LUKE"warm! LUKEWARM carrrl!”) then the soundtrack should make everything okay.


#10

Sweet Christmas that was great!


#11

I feel like I’ve been waiting my entire life for this show and couldn’t be more stoked. Mike Colter alone is where a great deal of my enthusiasm comes from. My Luke Cage is pretty much there (so far…).


#12

I could list a dozen of them. I hope the show is good, but I think if you take away the name at the end and replace it with ‘coming this fall from NBC’ people would be lampooning it.


#13

It really depends on the execution. You could look at a movie like Creed and see some superficial stereotypes in there, but the creative team, mostly black, injected the story with character and experience, and so the end product had a lot of depth. The superficial stereotypes were just that, superficial. Hopefully, the same will be true of Luke Cage. But who knows. All I can say is that the trailers so far look awesome.

If this were a non-Marvel network show with music by one of the guys from A Tribe Called Quest and one of Ghostface Killah’s best collaborators, and a mostly black creative team, I’d be interested in that, too.


#14

Yeah, this really feels like a Blaxploitation flick done through a Marvel filter - which could be great or it could be cringeworthy. I’m hoping for the latter, of course.

EDIT: Former. I’m hoping for the former. Stupid English.


#15

I thought some of the earlier bits we saw made it look better. This one just tells me the story of a reluctant super-powered hero, and his main enemy is a local crime boss. So it’s basically it’s Daredevil with Harlem instead of Hell’s Kitchen, only without the stuff that made the first season of Daredevil so interesting.

I mean, this Daredevil trailer from last year hits pretty much all the same beats, except that The Kingpin was more interesting (and the trailer starts with him):

Well, that’s all as far as that trailer goes. I still think the show itself will be really good, and the reason why the trailer makes it seems so underwhelming to me is because it’s a trailer mainly concerned with making the character and the story as clear as possible to the audience, and less with how the series itself will be.


#16

September 30th will be the start of another lost weekend!