Netflix’s now cancelled Marvel’s Luke Cage was a special series, one that celebrated much more than just a superhero. Series star Mike Colter is part of why the show worked, his brightness and humanity truly bringing the character to life.
Following the surprising news that Luke Cage had gone the way of Marvel’s Iron Fist (cancelled), Colter posted a bit of a life update on his Instagram, sharing some pretty important news as well as thanking fans:
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Luke Cage represented something more than just entertainment. @MarvelsLukeCage added to our social commentary and made viewers think by challenging the norm and putting out a character that reflected the everyday hero, one with flaws, strengths and everything in between. I am forever grateful to Marvel and Netflix for letting me portray such a prolific character, and thank the amazing fans. As one door closes, another has opened, with the birth of my 2nd daughter. Born this week. A lot of great memories. Time to make more. Always forward, forward always
He also posted this one, which is a bit more sad:
We’re hoping that Netflix will keep Marvel’s Jessica Jones, but only time will tell.