Not all superheroes wear capes!
In fact, when Mike Colter suits up as Marvel‘s newest vigilante Luke Cage next month, he’ll proudly be rocking a hoodie!
The 40-year-old actor stopped by fellow Netflix series Chelsea on Friday where he explained just how the murder of Trayvon Martin — who was killed in his own neighborhood in 2012 because wearing a hoodie made him seem like a “threat” — helped shape his character.
Apparently, when Colter and series developer Cheo Hodari Coker first met to talk about Luke, the duo wanted to make a statement by featuring a black superhero wearing a hoodie — knowing such a character would have great importance in the world we live in today!
Make sure to see Trayvon’s touch when Luke Cage premieres Friday, September 30 at 3 a.m. EST on Netflix!
[Image via Netflix.]
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