EXCLUSIVE: We hear that Marvel’s Jessica Jones spinoff Luke Cage will be heading down to Comic-Con next month. In a SDCC debut for the upcoming series, Mr. Cage himself, star Mike Colter, will be at the San Diego Convention Center, along with howrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and co-stars Alfre Woodward and Theo Rossi, who plays Cage’s enemy Shades AKA Alvarez.
Right now, it seems that Cage’s former and future (if you’ve read the comics) love Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter, will not be there. We also hear that Marvel intends to show preview footage from Luke Cage, which is set to premiere September 30 on Netflix.
Comic-Con 2016 runs from July 21-24.
On the series Woodard plays Mariah Dillard, a local Harlem politician — and cousin to recently announced Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali) – who is looking to bring a new era of change to the streets she grew up on.
Luke Cage made an appearance in the first season of Jessica Jones, playing the private detective superhero’s widower boyfriend. He has unbreakable skin and superhuman strength. Jones was involved in the murder of Cage’s wife, no thanks to the influence of her nemesis Kilgrave. The Netflix series explores Cage’s storyline as a wrongly accused man who, granted superstrength by a sabotaged experiment, escapes prison to become a superhero for hire. He becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern-day Harlem. But soon he is 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.
Luke Cage also stars Sonia Braga as Soledad Temple, mother of Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple (also reprising her Daredevil and Jessica Jones role); Frank Whaley as hard-nosed Detective Scarfe and Simone Missick as bionic-armed Cage associate Misty Knight.
Last year, among Marvel TV’s Comic-Con activities, they held a combined Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter panel. The latter series was cancelled by ABC last month after its second season wrapped.