Luke Cage is set to drop September 30th and couldn’t be coming at a better time. He is the first prominent African-American hero to get his own show, and it’s coming out during a time where it seems like racial controversies are occurring more frequently than they should. Taking the titular role is Mike Colter, and he recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about what exactly to expect in regards to what’s going on in real life:
“We’re doing things that people are thinking about and not just playing it safe. People need to see themselves or feel like they’re being represented in a real, honest, and three-dimensional way.”
This is a bit vague, because people are thinking about many things when it comes to this subject. One thing that can be agreed upon is that it is a touchy field, but it seems like there will be no holds barred in this series. Perhaps its release will spark a controversy all on its own, depending on how unsafe they decide to play it. We only have a few more weeks to wait, so stay tuned for our thoughts as well as the chance to tell us your own!
What do you guys think? Are you excited to know that the show won’t be playing inside of reality’s boundaries (to an extent)? Or do you think that racial controversies are too touchy to be even touched upon in the show? Let us know in the comments as well as on our Twitter and Instagram!
Source: Comic Book Resources