On the most recent episode of AMC’s Comic Book Men, actor Mike Colter swings by the Secret Stash in Red Banks, New Jersey to do some shopping and talk with the guys in the shop. Colter says that he had talked to Kevin Smith at San Diego Comic-Con, and since he was in town filming Marvel’s Luke Cage season 2, he decided to pop into the store. Of course the whole thing is set up — they “just got” the comic he was looking for, and they just happened to have a stack of books for him to sign ready to go. But that aside, the visit did give us a couple of tidbits about the new season.
Colter told the guys that season 2 is going to have “a lot more bad-assery. A lot more fighting. I’m going to be squared off against a lot of people. So, it’s going to be fun.” When asked if it’s going to be darker than season 1, Colter said, “yeah, a little darker than season 1. It’s so relevant that it feels like this is what would happen if superheroes were walking around the street. This is what it would be like.”
They also give some history on the character, the teams he’s been in, and when/why he went from being just Luke Cage to Power Man — which started in issue 17 of his original series. Walt Flanagan and Mike Zapcic are both confessed long-time fans of Luke Cage.