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As if being able to binge on all their favorite movies – anytime and anywhere – weren’t enough, Netflix subscribers can now enjoy the addition of one more series to their viewing pleasure. Luke Cage, the distinct yellow-and-black donning hero, will be joining them on their screens in his own – and later in a superhero combo – series.
In the off chance that you aren’t that into Marvel Comics, Luke Cage is a black superhero (one of very few black superheroes around) in the comic world. He is a New Yorker, born and raised in Harlem. After being framed for a crime he hadn’t committed, he was sent to jail where an experiment went wrong (or in his case, right) and he emerged with his powers.
After escaping from jail, he decides to fight evil – for a profit.
Now, Disney and Marvel are putting their heads together to come up with a set of series that will feature Luke Cage. Netflix will acquire the exclusive first-run subscription rights to the whole project. This includes live-action and animation rights from Disney and Marvel.
But that’s not all; there will be other series that will have three additional superheroes: Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist. For the uninitiated this might not mean much but, all four heroes have one thing in common – they were all Avengers at one point in time. This can in turn be taken to imply that somewhere down the line there are possibilities of crossovers with the other Avengers like Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk.
According to Forbes, the Disney-Marvel and Netflix deal will ensure the making of 13 episodes for each of the four superheroes and, later, a miniseries that will include all of them teamed up together.
The first to kick things off will be the blind superhero – Daredevil.
Netflix viewers can expect the first screening sometime in 2015.