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Netflix Releases Luke Cage, Iron Fist Trailers

During its Thursday panel at Comic Con, Netflix released trailers for two of the streaming service’s upcoming Marvel shows. The upcoming series Luke Cage, a spin-off of the site’s critically acclaimed Jessica Jones and the third of four team members for the upcoming Defenders miniseries (more on that one in a bit), will be released on September 30th. The series will follow Cage (Mike Colter, reprising the role after his introductory stint on Jessica Jones), who possesses super strength and unbreakable skin, as he cleans up the streets of Harlem (a recurring theme in the Netflix-Marvel shows, as both Jessica Jones and Daredevil have decided to clean up the streets of specific NYC neighborhoods).

But Luke Cage won’t be the only Marvel hero bowing on his own series in the next year. While no official air date has been announced, Iron Fist, starring Game of Thrones‘s Finn Jones in the titular role, is expected to air in early 2017. As hinted at by the short teaser trailer below, the series will delve into Danny Rand’s origin story and look at how he became the Iron Fist, a bit of a departure from Netflix’s other Marvel shows, which spent less time explaining their characters origins and tended to simply jump into their stories.

Finally, Netflix also released an incredibly short teaser trailer for the upcoming Defenders mini-series, which will unite all four of their Marvel heroes – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist – in a single story. The series, which will be released in 2017, is expected to be shorter than the typical episode order for a Netflix series (thirteen episode season are the norm), largely due to both Daredevil and Jessica Jones having been renewed for subsequent seasons and the filming commitments that come along with that. While the teaser provides almost no information on The Defenders, outside of the title card for the show, the chance to watch all four heroes in action is still a tantalizing prospect.

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