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Luke Cage has long been one of Marvel's cult heroes, with the brawling badass having a loyal legion of fans. As the man to fill his shoes in Netflix's upcoming Luke Cage, actor Mike Colter has been getting high praise for his portrayal of the street-level superhero.

While we've seen pictures of Colter as Cage on the set of Jessica Jones, we haven't seen any activity from the set of his own show until now. But now we have our first photos of him in his Power Man days, which makes sense, as this is, just like with Daredevil, somewhat of an origin story for him.

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Plus, we now have an official synopsis for the show which hints at his humble beginnings:

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city--forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Colter looks great in the role, and as I mentioned before, many people have been buzzing about his performance. I'm really looking forward to seeing the chemistry he and Krysten Ritter have on screen together.

Luke Cage will debut on Netflix sometime next year.


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