TEN QUICK FACTS ABOUT LUKE CAGE
With Netflix’s television debut of Luke Cage, there was much buzz about this modern day Avenger and defender from Harlem. Season 2 was released this past June.
How much of a Luke Cage fan are you?
Are you trying to figure out who this man is? Or, are you a long time Cage fan, after years of reading about his adventures in the pages of Marvel comics?
Well, there are things that might still surprise you about this African-American superhero. Here are 10 quick Luke Cage facts:
Luke Cage’s real name was Carl Lucas. In the comics he lived in Harlem, New York his whole life and was once a gangster (the Netflix series inspired by the comics gives him Southern roots).
As you know, with superhuman powers come superhuman responsibilities. Luke decided that being part of the gang called Rivals is not the life he wants. He left the underworld and became the superhero.
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Years ago award winning director Quentin Tarantino wanted to create a film adaptation of Luke Cage.
Laurence Fishburne was a strong contender for the role of Cage for his overall impact but Wesley Snipes was also considered due to his impeccable physique.
In the end, Tarantino brushed off the idea since his comic book buddies gave him the no go.