In a few weeks, the third season of the Marvel show Daredevil will be released through Netflix, thus completing another phase of the TV universe that Marvel and Netflix established back in 2015. After this, there will likely be a period of quiet for the series of shows so all of the respective showrunners, casts, filmmakers, and others involved can figure out where to go for the next phase. This past year has had a pretty constant flow of exciting new content for all four Defenders, along with Frank Castle, the Punisher, so it will be interesting to see where we go from here.
Having said that, it may be a little early for concrete confirmation about the future beyond Daredevil season three, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t currently in the works. This past week, Mike Colter, who plays Luke Cage in his titular series, did actually confirm that Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker is in the process of making the third season.
Colter appeared at Baltimore Comic-Con this past week and naturally was asked about what is coming next for our bulletproof Defender. It seems the actor is in close relations with Coker and therefore has an idea of what is brewing. Colter said the following:
“I think our plan for Season 3, Cheo Hodari Coker, our showrunner, is writing Season 3 as we speak. I think the plan for Season 3 is to explore Luke’s ability to govern and be fair. At the end, we talk about there being a new sheriff in town, a new king in Harlem. We’re going to see how he deals with this power because we know absolute power can corrupt absolutely. And sometimes when you don’t have someone checking you, someone to put you in place, someone to tell you ‘you can’t do that,’ we sometimes get out of control. We see that everywhere.”
Fans may remember (SPOILER ALERT) that the end of Luke Cage season two brought Luke Cage to the top of Harlem’s ladder as the new owner of the club Harlem’s Paradise and liaison between Harlem and the rest of the organized crime families in New York.
While Luke Cage isn’t as righteous as some other Marvel heroes we know like, say, Captain America, he’s still on the side of good and seeing him as a voice in the room with the heads of the criminal underworld is still a shock to fans! Cage’s character shares a tense moment with Officer Misty Knight, who got promoted to chief at the end of the season, so it will be interesting to see a new dynamic between the characters as Cage flirts with illegality just as Knight gets greater power within the justice system.