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Luke Cage Trailer Teases Origin Story, Impervious Hero's One Weak Spot

Luke Cage may be bulletproof, but Harlem isn’t. And that liability is something he will need to take into consideration as he beats down baddie after baddie, as revealed in the trailer for Netflix’s latest Marvel series.The promo also allows a glimpse at the nascent, begrudging superhero’s origin story… somewhere amid the myriad airborne goons, that is!

Premiering Friday, Sept. 30 and starring Mike Colter, Luke Cage will detail the evolution of its titular toughie after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones. Having been endowed by a failed experiment with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke is pulled out of the shadows to fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

The cast also includes Mahershala Ali (as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple).

Next in queue at Netflix, after Luke Cage, will be Marvel’s Iron Fist, followed by the eight-episode Marvel’s The Defenders team-up event.

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