The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become one of the most popular and anticipated standalone movie franchises of all times. However, its popularity is not restricted only to the big screen.
With TV series like "Agents of SHIELD," Marvel entered the world of small screen and has continued to dominate the scene ever since.
The incredible success of the Netflix series "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones" definitely encouraged Marvel to explore its other characters in the form of live-action series. The latest in the line-up is the upcoming Netflix show "Luke Cage".
Mike Colter, who will play the titular character, talked to Collider regarding his role in the show and how it is different than other popular Netflix shows, especially "Jessica Jones".
Admitting that the show will be very similar to "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones", he said: "It's all very similar, but at the same time, so very different."
He further said: "I think it's very smart and it will be very refreshing to see the same character examined with a different set of circumstances. The characters are all different, and that makes it very unique."
Colter also mentioned that though "Luke Cage" has a similar theme to the other MCU series, the storyline is going to be significantly different.
He said while the audience had a completely different experience with both "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones", "Luke Cage" will surely leave an impression of its own on them.
The character of Luke Cage has already been introduced in "Jessica Jones". According to Colter, it gives more freedom to the writers and show-runners to explore the origin and somewhat tragic back story of Luke Cage in more depth.
Colter explained that even though Disney owns Marvel's cinematic rights now, it has not hampered or ruined the show's iconic dark and gritty theme. He said Netflix's Marvel shows are always meant to have dark and noir stories that are usually not allowed on the cable television.
After getting a solo show, "Luke Cage" will join "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones" in another crossover show, "The Defenders".