While the first trailer for Luke Cage gave us a nice look at the Harlem-based world in which this next hero lives, the majority of clips and teasers we have seen have been about Mike Colter‘s lead character. But like any Marvel property, Luke Cage is sure to be packed with strong, complex secondary characters.
In a new clip released today, fans get a nice early look at Mahershala Ali‘s Cottonmouth, the villain of the series. Ali has promised that his character will have many layers, a quality that we have seen in the Netflix shows, with Vincent D’Onofrio‘s portrayal of the Kingpin and David Tennant‘s portrayal of Kilgrave. The visual style paired with an intimidating monologue in this new clip assures us that Ali’s Cottonmouth is going to deliver a character just as rich as his preceding villains. It also gives us the context of the “Everybody wants to be the king” line from an earlier trailer.
Are you even more hyped for Luke Cage now? Let us know what you think of Ali’s clip, in the comments. Meanwhile, stay tuned for any news on Luke Cage as we all wait for the whole series to be available on September 30th.