Mike Coulter Says Luke Cage Will Be for an Adult Audience. With Netflix series Luke Cage coming soon, we can expect the show to have the same dark and gritty tone just like the comics. Series star Mike Coulter seems to think so too as he weighed in on what to expect.
Speaking with IGN, Mike Coulter said that this show will have a mature audience and will stay grounded when it comes to character development.
It’s geared towards an adult audience, which is something that will be different from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that you’ve seen before on the big screen. I’m excited about playing the character because I’ve read the comic books. They’re very detailed, gritty; the world they’ve written in the comic books is very clear. Marvel does a fantastic job about bringing human stories – because you’re telling big stories with a heart at the centre of it – and that’s what connects all of the characters to our audience members. Audience members have to feel connected with these characters, to make them relate to the character’s situations and that’s what you see with all of the Marvel characters.
It will be awhile for us to see Luke Cage on Netflix when the series will be expected to debut sometime next year. Before that, however, we will see him appear in AKA Jessica Jones. Colter expressed his excitement to play the character and how the adaptation will be handled.
What I’m most excited about is touching on what makes him tick. It feels good to get a character that has such a story, background, and history. And when I look at the scripts, I’m really pleased with it because it’s a slow-burn; there’s nothing happening really fast that gets ahead of itself. I’m really with where they’re taking it and how they’re developing the characters, because it’s really cool.
As far as the tone for the show itself and how it fits into the MCU, he said, “We have a more gritty, focused story on our heroes and characters that live in New York City, but it’s geared towards a more adult audience and I think that’s the thing about the series that will be different.”
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