Marvel is working on a Luke Cage Netflix series as we already know, but the studio has yet to release an official synopsis. Well, it seems one has been leaked to the web, and it sounds quite interesting.
Before taking the spotlight in his own Netflix series, Luke Cage is expected to appear in Jessica Jones' series first, which makes sense because she's his wife. In the comics, they have a child, but we doubt the child will be in the show so early on.
As for the independent show, the synopsis claims that Cage was wrongly sent to prison, and it is there he chose to volunteer for an exciting and new medical experiment. Things didn't go according to plan, and it ended up giving him bulletproof skin and super strength.
He escaped the facility and became a mercenary, or a hero for hire as some would call it. As it turns out, his childhood friend, Willis Stryker (Diamondback), was the one who framed him because both men fell in love with a woman who goes by the name of Reva Connors.
As time goes by, Willis Stryker became the archenemy of Cage, so that friendship is a done deal, it seems.
We know that in the comics, Cage willingly exposed himself to more of the experiment that gave him his powers. He is now able to heal faster after injury, and move a bit faster, too.
We also understand that Cage studied martial arts under Iron Fists to better go up against opponents who are more powerful than him. So expect the man to kick some serious butt in Jessica Jones, and most especially in his own series.
The rumored description is as follows:
"Luke Cage is a former gang member who is framed for a crime. In prison, he volunteers for a medical experiment that goes awry, giving him super strength and bulletproof skin. Using his newfound powers, Cage escapes and becomes a hero for hire. His archenemy is Willis Stryker, a former childhood friend from Harlem. The two committed petty crimes together, and both fell for the same woman, Reva Connors, which led to their eventual falling out. It was Stryker who framed Cage for a drug deal that sent him to prison."