10 Thoughts on the ‘Luke Cage’ Trailer

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Sweet Christmas.

After enjoying the peak Blackness of Luke Cage’s SDCC teaser trailer in which he kicked ass in nothing but a Black hoodie, Cage has returned in full cinematic glory via the Netflix trailer that dropped yesterday morning.

And let’s just say that it was worth the wait.

I’m the dude to the right. Clearly.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here it is:

For those of you who have seen the trailer, here are some thoughts I wanted to expound upon and share:

1. Luke is out here representing the quintessential, reluctant [Black] hero.

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The reluctant superhero is not a new figure in fiction. And it most certainly is not a new figure in superhero comics.

TV Tropesdefines this figure as one who “didn’t want [their powers], magic, curse, or whatever it is that was foisted upon them”. They resent being saddled with “the responsibility to…

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