Watch: Luke Cage showrunner on why this character matters more now than ever

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Jun 21, 2018, 5:16 AM EDT (Updated)

Marvel rolled out the first footage from upcoming Netflix series Luke Cage at San Diego Comic-Con, and we caught up with the man bringing it to life to talk about why this is the perfect time for Luke to hit the small screen.

Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker dug into how the Marvel universe is steeped in the real world, and how they can deal with things happening in reality through the lens of this fictionalized version of New York City. They also talk about telling the story of how Luke Cage becomes a bona fide hero, and his reluctant journey into cleaning up the streets of his hometown.

Coker also talked about trying to find Luke’s Shaft-esque swagger, which just sounds awesome. Setting the first trailer to Ol’ Dirty Bastard was a good start, no doubt.

Luke Cage comes to Netflix on Sept. 30.

Check out the interviews below and let us know what you think:

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