Luke Cage is currently all the rage on Netflix these days. Hopefully there will be another season soon to come. Let’s commend Marvel, they have finally created the first black superhero, it’s been a long time coming. Actor Mark Colter who stars as Luke Cage expressed that the character’s original hoodie was a designer yellow hoodie but later was changed into a darker hoodie. Colter explained in a Huffington Post interview about the wardrobe change.
“It’s a nod to Trayvon, no question,” Colter said. “Trayvon Martin and people like him. People like Jordan Davis, a kid who was shot because of the perception that he was a danger. When you’re a black man in a hoodie, all of a sudden you’re a criminal. That’s something we shouldn’t have to deal with, but we do. It’s a double standard. We can’t cover our head when it’s cold and raining because God forbid someone sees us and puts our life in danger. We wanted to pay homage to that—it’s not something we were shying away from.”
“When we were filming this, there were different things going on,” Colter said. “Eric Garner, the policemen, were acquitted. No one was brought to justice. There was no handing out of any sentence. There are a couple of other things that happened during the time we were filming. We were watching the news, and it was always someone being shot who was unarmed, and there is no justification for it. It’s mind-boggling.”
Unfortunately I have not watch the series as of yet, but I will get started tonight. Please leave your comments about this popular Netflix series.