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mashable.com - 63 days ago

'Luke Cage' Season 2 aims for 'bulletproof dopeness,' says showrunner

Getting secrets about a Marvel/Netflix series out of one of its creative forces can often be as tough as getting a bullet past Luke Cage’s invulnerable skin.
But when a showrunner is as schooled in musical metaphors as Cheo Hodari Coker, a former music journalist, he can slip you some valuable clues in hip-hop analogies. And that’s what Coker did during a quick chat with Mashable at a recent For Your Consideration event to promote Luke Cage for Emmy nominations. Everything you need to know right now about Season 2 of Luke Cage — and its relationship to the upcoming crossover series The Defenders, uniting Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist — can be decoded in a quick study of the Wu-Tang Clan. The next place we know that Luke is going to be is in The Defenders, so I’m curious, did the showrunners invite you into the kitchen to help them cook at any point, because you had pretty much laid down the character and who he was? Okay, I couldn’t cook, but I could smell the food. Does that count? No, the thing that’s great about Marvel is — and [Defenders showrunner] Marco [Ramirez] has talked about this — the fact that all of our rooms, as writers’ rooms, are next to each other, so we have an open door policy amongst each other.
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