The second season of Luke Cage brought major change for Harlem’s hero as he ended the story by becoming the very thing he originally sought to destroy, and it looks like it will be very difficult to come back.
Luke Cage himself Mike Colter recently appeared at the Baltimore Comic Con to talk to fans, addressing what Season 3 plans to deal with when it makes the possible return to Netflix, and how Luke will attempt to stay on the good side despite his current predicament:
“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.”
Colter then moved on to explain how people who are alone at the top tend fail, which is what makes accountability of a democracy so successful:
“Luke is in Harlem, and so Harlem is going to be his place that he’s going to have to control. And I think he’s decided to use organized crime in a very, not practical way. I think he thinks he can be a part of it but not be in it. I think he thinks he can control it but not get his hands dirty. We’re going to find out. I think by the end of Season 3, what we wanna do is set Luke Cage up so we can go forward for another series, or maybe do some other things and spin-off. But ultimately, we want to complete at least one story arc, and then see what happens after that.”
Another series? Could a Heroes for Hire show with Finn Jones’ Danny Rand/Iron Fist be on the horizon? After being teased near the end of season 2 of Luke Cage, fans have been clamoring for Rand and Cage to reunite to take on New York’s criminal underground. Whatever the case may be, look for Luke Cage to close out Luke’s seemingly more villainous arc before having become a full fledged hero again. Check down below to see Colter’s full panel from BCC!
Luke Cage Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.