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Netflix's Luke Cage has been coming together for quite a while over at the streaming service. The Marvel character was introduced during the first season of Jessica Jones, but is now set to make a pretty big splash in his solo endeavor, at least from what it looks like in the brand new trailer for the upcoming drama. If you'd like to watch Luke Cage literally stop a car from running some people over using only his bare hands, this is the trailer for you. Give it a watch, below.
Honestly, you don't really need to get much deeper into the trailer than the first 10 seconds when Luke Cage comes out of the woodworks to halt a moving car. This moment shows his insane strength capabilities, but also his regard for human life and how his abilities are juxtaposed with his desire to just be a normal dude and stay away from trouble. At one point in the trailer, Cage is chided for not spending more time using his abilities like Daredevil and Jessica Jones have chosen to. He can't stay in the shadows for long, however, as there are some big baddies set to wreak havoc on his hometown.
We also get a good look at Mahershala Ali as Cornell Stokes aka Cottonmouth and he seems a vicious sort, but there are other problems plaguing Luke Cage's hometown, as well. Interestingly, it looks as if it will be Claire Temple who convinces Luke Cage that he's going to have to be the man to take on the troublemakers. She pops up a couple of times in the trailer to remind the superhero that sometimes justice doesn't just happen; rather, it has to be taken. By the end of the trailer, "the city has a new defender," as the tagline cheekily notes. We can't wait for all of those defenders to join a crimefighting mission together, but for now we're just excited about new episodes of Luke Cage.
This isn't the first footage that we've seen from Luke Cage. The subscription streaming service included some of the same elements in the first trailer for the upcoming drama, and if you haven't given that a watch yet, head here. And if you'd like to know more about Luke Cage Season 1, check out our what we know guide.
Luke Cage is expected to premiere on Friday, September 30 at 12:01 a.m. PT. While we wait, you can see what else the streaming service has coming up before the end of the year with our Netflix premiere schedule.