Sweet Christmas! 'Luke Cage' Headed Back to Marvel Studios
Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner
Christmas is coming early. Perhaps should that be "Sweet Christmas!"
The live-action rights to Luke Cage will reportedly expire and be handed back to Marvel Studios on Monday, October 19. Airing on Netflix for two seasons before being cancelled on October 18, 2018, the socially relevant Luke Cage should be a priority for Marvel Studios now as it tackles Black Lives Matter and racism as well as gritty, super-powered heroics. I was told in 2019 that either Hulu or FX were future destinations for the series as it's too adult and violent for Disney+.
Although I confidently reported in Charlie Cox' Daredevil and Jon Berthal's the Punisher not being recast, I'm still unsure as to the fate of Mike Colter in regards to Cage. Personally, I felt he was excellent, capturing Cage's friendly warmth as well as macho exterior. There has been discussions of Cage joining the Avengers, but it won't be until Monday that Marvel Studios can begin to solidify his new role in the MCU.