The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an ever expanding place. In addition to the 13 films which spanned the 8 years since Iron Man, there are also a gaggle of television programs, the best of which come from the good folks over at Netflix. The Netflix/Marvel partnership began with the acclaimed and massively popular Daredevil and continued with Jessica Jones, but soon another series will be released in its entirety for streaming purposes. Luke Cage premieres on September 30th, and many hardcore comic book fans have been wondering if certain aspects of the lore would be introduced in the series. Namely Heroes for Hire, which featured an all-star cast of heroes that make money from their vigilante activities.
Luke Cage's showrunner and creator Cheo Hodari Coker recently spoke with the folks at Decider regarding what to expect from the show's first season. Specifically, he let us know when we might expect Luke Cage to interact and team up with another hero:
Now in my mind --- we don't go into Heroes for Hire in Season One of Luke Cage --- Luke Cage Season One is ultimately about the evolution of a hero. I think what's appealing about Luke is the fact that he's just somebody who's just your normal, average guy. He presents himself that way. He's not pretentious, but then at the same time, feels a responsibility to kind of push forward. Well, I mean Finn Jones will be in the mix for The Defenders. In terms of Luke Cage, Netflix has to order a second season first. And trust me, I don't take any of this for granted because I mean there was no more sure thing than Vinyl.
Well, this seems like a realistic response. It looks like Luke Cage is going to play solo, at least for the entirety of the show's first season.
Part of what makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe so exciting is the opportunity for crossovers. The shared universe spans both TV and movies, with major characters and events blending together. With the Netflix shows we can expect to see Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple in all of the series. Additionally, Luke Cage got his debut during the events of Jessica Jones. As such, we've been wondering if other heroes like Daredevil of Jessica Jones might appear to team up with the brawler during Luke Cage. But this isn't going to happen, as it now appears that Luke Cage will be the sole focus of his upcoming series.
Luke Cage will be released in its entirety on September 30th on Netflix.