New 'Luke Cage' Season 2 trailer gives us a super-strong Misty Knight and an ever-stronger villain

By David Betancourt, The Washington Post - Updated: May 11, 2018 at 6:46 am • Published: May 11, 2018 0

A new bulletproof black man is in Harlem, and it's not Luke Cage.

Netflix and Marvel released a new trailer for the second season of "Luke Cage," in which the titular hero (Mike Colter) does something you rarely see on this show: gets knocked to the ground by someone's fist.

That fist (followed by a swift flip-kick to the jaw) belongs to Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir), the key antagonist out of Marvel's comic book pages who appears to be the main villain in Season 2 of "Luke Cage."

Harlem's top political mobster, Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard), returns, but most of Cage's attention will be on Bushmaster and figuring out how to take down someone seemingly stronger.

Still no signs as to whether this series will embrace the "hero for hire" aspect for which Cage is well-known in early comic book exploits, but that doesn't mean Cage won't get to that point.

Misty Knight (Simone Missick), the tough Harlem cop who lost her right arm in the "The Defenders" crossover, now has a bionic arm that looks to put her on par with Cage in strength. Cage makes it clear he's not looking for a sidekick, and Misty snaps that if they were a duo, he would be the sidekick.

Classic hip-hop continues to be the blood of this series, which begins streaming June 22 on Netflix with Eric B. and Rakim's "I Ain't No Joke" and M.O.P.'s "Ante Up."

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