Luke Cage is returning for season two in just over a week, and we couldn’t be more excited. The bulletproof superhero first appeared in the first season of Jessica Jones, and then he returned for his own show. After cleaning up his past and clearing his name, Cage was back again in Marvel’s Defenders, and that is the last time we saw him. At the conclusion of Defenders, Daredevil is seemingly killed, and The Hand is stopped. Cage begins new friendships, the most important being the one with Danny Rand (Iron Fist), and he heads back to Harlem.
Season two will feature a new villain, named Bushmaster, whose motives are still not fully clear. In the first trailers to debut for the second season, it appeared that Bushmaster had a grudge with Cage. Now, in the latest trailer for the series, it appears that Bushmaster is actually after Alfre Woodard’s Mariah character. Cage is stuck between a rock and a hard place when he is forced to save his nemesis in order to fight the new enemy. The new trailer is set to a remix of The Fugees’ “Ready Or Not,” and the tone seems darker than the first season. Each episode of Luke Cage season two has a different director, and is named after a Pete Rock & CL Smooth song. Check out the new trailer below and watch Luke Cage when it premieres on Netflix on June 22.