SDCC – Luke Cage breaks everything and Mr. Robot gets silly

The newest street level hero debuts the latest trailer along with a tease of The Defenders and Iron FistMr. Robot shows the lighter side of the cast.

Let’s start with the best part because, Sweet Christmas, Marvel’s Luke Cage looks amazing.

Image Courtesy of Netflix and Marvel Entertainment

Image Courtesy of Netflix and Marvel Entertainment

Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker hits the nail on the head calling it the “Wu Tang-ification of the Marvel universe,” and promising “every single episode is named after a Gang Starr song.”

The teaser shows off Cage (Mike Colter) in beast mode as he crashes thru a building using a car door and busting down steel bar doors after some encouragement from Pop (Frankie Faison) to help others “like them other fellas downtown.”

Image Courtesy of Netflix and Marvel Entertainment

Image Courtesy of Netflix and Marvel Entertainment

More clips were shown, but obviously they were not made available online.

Given the current political and civil climate, this show couldn’t come at a better time.  Coker, who is a huge fan of the comics, understands the need for diversity in the superhero genre.  It will be great to see Harlem as a setting for the show, Alfre Woodard who plays Mariah Dillard has stated it will be an “unbilled other character” in the show.

Mahershala Ali (who plays Cottonmouth) talks about how his character has good intentions but “goes about things the wrong way.”  Theo Rossi describes Alvarez as “the Little Finger of the Luke Cage world” as in he is the guy who plays both sides to get what he wants.

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Simone Missisck’s Misty Knight is described as “funny and fiery and a little bold and brash… she is no one’s sidekick.”

Daredevil, to no one’s surprise, is coming back for a third season officially.

Jon Bernthal made a quick appearance to tell fans how much he appreciates their support of the fans and announce the Daredevil spinoff, The Punisher, is officially in production. (Most likely there will be a teaser for it or Iron Fist at the end of Luke Cage)

The origins of Danny Rand’s Iron Fist (Finn Jones) is teased out:

The clip shows the plane crash that takes the life of his mother and leaves the young kid in the hands of the K’un-L’un, then we see an older Danny strapped to a hospital bed before he crashes thru a wall into New York.

Image Courtesy of Netflix and Marvel Entertainment

Image Courtesy of Netflix and Marvel Entertainment

And finally, a very cryptic sizzle reel for The Defenders using the four logos to create the name of the street hero team up group (which is grabbed by a giant Hand silhouette) set to Nirvana’s “Come as you are” and Stick’s (Scott Glenn) taunting about how this group “can’t even save yourselves” much less a city:

Image Courtesy of Netflix and Marvel Entertainment

Image Courtesy of Netflix and Marvel Entertainment

Marvel’s Luke Cage premieres on Netflix September 30th (I will be covering all episodes), Iron Fist and The Defenders premiere in 2017 (judging by past release dates most likely March/April and September), Daredevil season three and The Punisher have no release dates yet, but I anticipate early spring and early fall of 2018.  No word on Jessica Jones season three just yet.

Mr. Robot makes their first appearance at SDCC just weeks after the second season gets underway.  The panel started with Mr. Robot in his fsociety mask talking about the “rebirth of society” (video not available online).

The cast members talk about their character’s journey for the next season, giving as little away as possible.  “There’s something to be said about how dangerous these affirmations are” says Portia Doubleday about Angela’s new path and stating her character’s “story is a struggle.  It’s not black and white.  It’s not clear.  It’s all gray.”

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Rami Malek tease “Shayla will be with him for a while.  There’s some denial, but one day it will catch up and it will probably break him.”

Christian Slater admits to playing Pokemon Go and Carly Chalkin makes us all paranoid with her warnings about the information the app asks for.

The cast is obsessed with The Bachelorette and now I don’t feel so bad for being a little fanatical with it as well.

Image Courtesy of Netflix and Marvel Entertainment

Image Courtesy of Netflix and Marvel Entertainment

Today’s panels include NBC’s new office comedy Powerless, Agents of SHIELD will discuss season four, the cast and crew of American Gods promote the highly anticipated new series, South Park celebrates 20 seasons, The Exorcist tries to convince us making the best horror movie ever into a TV series is a good idea, and Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Garth Ennis, along with the cast discuss the brilliance that is Preacher.

Stay tuned!

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