Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Luke Cage To Have Hip-Hop Vibe, Rich Writing, And A Mustard Shirt

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While at the Captain America: Civil War premiere last night, Entertainment Weekly talked to Cheo Hodari Coker, showrunner for the upcoming Luke Cage series and Coker hinted at what we can expect tone-wise from the Harlem-based series.

“It’s very sophisticated. I mean, it’s got a ’90s hip-hop vibe, but it’s really forward-thinking. We have Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad doing the scoring for us,” Coker says of the show, which focuses on Cage, who debuted during season 1 of Jessica Jones, and introduces comic book character Misty Knight to the Marvel television universe. “We have a lot of different musical appearances, but at the same time, we’ve got the Marvel action. We’ve got drama. I would like this to be, I mean, I know this is heavy but, The Wire of Marvel television, because we really deal with a lot of different issues.”

“[Misty Knight] is so larger than life, and being able to put the voice to it for the first time is exciting,” shares Simone Missick. “And then the writing was so rich. It was like, every day that you open the script, you’re like, ‘I really get to say this today? I get to do this today? I get to kick ass today?’ So it was a lot of fun.”

Colter talked about the balance between giving the fans what they expect, from the comics, and making the show something original. We already got to hear the character say “Sweet Christmas” in Jessica Jones, but what about his iconic yellow shirt?

“We were trying not to be on the nose. We’re going to give all the fans all the things they want,” the Ringer and Men in Black 3 actor says. “But we’ve got to bring it up a bit and step into the current time. So we’re going to make sure everybody’s happy, but don’t expect a yellow shirt every day. Let’s put it that way … We brought it to mustard. We started there. We knocked it down a bit. Not so bright.”

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'Luke Cage' is going to sound great and feel like 'The Wire'

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