Marvel’s Luke Cage is back!  Mike Colter returns as the savior of Harlem in the second season of the Netflix hit.  The first full trailer for season 2 debuted today along with the first poster for the sophomore series.  And though things may seem to be peaceful, the streets of Harlem just might be more dangerous than ever.  This time, Cage faces a foe that just might be his equal.  Of course, there’s not just one villain.  Ghosts of the past return to take back Harlem and rid the community of any heroes that try to stop them.  Needless to say, Cage has his hands full.  

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Luke Cage Season 2 poster. Courtesy of Netflix

The late Reg E. Cathey, who plays Luke’s father James Lucus narrates the trailer. 

People talking about Luke cage like he’s jesus. The bulletproof black man, for the hard rocks he’s a ghetto boogeyman of their nightmares. But one man cannot save a community. And believe me, Luke Cage is nothing but a man.

In the trailer, Cage is having some fun with his fame, taking pictures with kids, trying to be a positive force for Harlem.  Even though people know he’s bulletproof and super strong, there are those who will test him. He is victorious in his battles, until meets Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir).  Their chance encounter leaves Cage bloody and disoriented, but Cage is not one to back down from a fight.  Even when Marvel’s favorite nurse, Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) tells him that he’s not invulnerable. 

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Cage isn’t alone in the fight though.  Missy Knight (Simone Missick) continues her fight for Harlem, but with a noticable upgrade.  Also look for the return of Black Mariah (Alfrie Woodard) and Shades (Theo Rossi) who are looking to regain control of Harlem.  Check out the trailer below. 

After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.

Luke Cage returns to Netflix on June 22.



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