Cheo Hodari Coker Addresses Heroes For Hire

lukecageWe are less than a week away from the release of Marvel's Luke Cage on Netflix. We also know that Marvel's Iron Fist is filming now. No Marvel fan can here those two names and not wonder about Heroes For Hire, the company founded by the two adventurers. Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker spoke with Decider about the upcoming series and addressed the pairing of the two characters.

Will they be addressing Heroes for Hire in in the series?:

Now in my mind — we don't go into Heroes for Hire in Season One of Luke Cage* — Luke Cage Season One is ultimately about the evolution of a hero. I think what's appealing about Luke is the fact that he's just somebody who's just your normal, average guy. He presents himself that way. He's not pretentious, but then at the same time, feels a responsibility to kind of push forward. And really, the most appealing thing personally is Mike Colter. I mean, mind you, Mike Colter wasn't cast when I started working on this. Basically they were trying to find the guy. I got hired and about a month a half [later], they found Mike. Once I saw Mike, I was like, "Good God, this is the best casting since Sean Connery was cast as James Bond."

What about for season 2?:

Well, I mean Finn Jones will be in the mix for The Defenders. In terms of Luke Cage, Netflix has to order a second season first. And trust me, I don't take any of this for granted because I mean there was no more sure thing than Vinyl (ed note: HBO's drama was cancelled after one season).

We're not treating it as a one-off, and I'm confident people will dig the show, but, trust me, like Season Two, I've got a few ideas. But we really won't get ready until Netflix sees the viewership, and hopefully the subscriptions that will come from this show, and then they'll say, "Let's get into it."

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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