New images from Luke Cage filming reveal villain

Luke Cage

Marvel superhero Luke Cage will arrive on Netflix later this year.

Hot on the heels of Netflix shows Daredevil and Jessica Jones comes Luke Cage, the third of four standalone series that will ultimately bring their main characters together for The Defenders.

Cage – as played by Mike Colter – was first introduced in Jessica Jones but fans will finally get to see him carry his own show when the latest Marvel adaptation airs on Netflix from September 30 this year.

Fresh images have now been released showing Cage battling a villain who will be familiar to fans of the comic book series – Willis Stryker, also known as Diamondback.

Colter’s interpretation of Cage was warmly received by fans of Jessica Jones and his understated menace and origin story will make for a series that has the potential to be every bit as good as the two that have come before it.

It remains to be seen if any characters will be making a guest appearance – as both Colter and Rosario Dawson did in the Krysten Ritter starring vehicle which will return for its own second series in due course.