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Luke Cage Season 2 Trailer Introduces An Indestructible Villain

Luke Cage has met his match. 

Netflix just unveiled the newest trailer for the impending second season of Marvel's Luke Cage, and the footage introduces audiences to a villain as badass and bulletproof as the eponymous crime-fighter himself. 

This time around, Harlem's greatest hero, played by Mike Colter, has gained a rapidly expanding fanbase and a surge of popularity — but he's also walking around with a target on his back that never used to be there. Luke's father, James Lucas, portrayed by the late Reg E. Cathey in his final performance, best sums up the vigilante's predicament: "One man cannot save a community." 

Try as he might, Luke truly can't protect all of Harlem from the evils that lurk within the shadows, especially not the newest threat to hit the streets: John McIver, better known as the Bushmaster, played by The Deuce actor Mustafa Shakir. Like Luke, the Bushmaster is totally indestructible. 

Elsewhere in the new trailer, we see glimpses of Alfre Woodard's Mariah Dillard, who is readying herself as a key component in the fight to save Harlem, and Theo Rossi's Shades, who teams with Mariah to seize dominance over the empire Mahershala Ali's Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes left behind. Luke is also shown conversing with Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple and Simone Missick's Misty Knight, who rocks a powerful bionic arm, though he makes it known that he isn't looking for a partner. "Just so we're clear, I'm not in the market for a sidekick," he tells Misty. (It is called Luke Cage and not Luke and Misty, after all.)

With a new big bad, massive explosions, rough-and-tumble brawls in the middle of the road, and plenty of 1970s-style confidence, Luke Cage season 2 looks to be even more intense than its predecessor — and that's saying something. 

Check out the trailer above, then have a peek at the series' newest poster below. 

Here's the official synopsis for season 2 of Marvel's Luke Cage: "Luke Cage is back. After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can't save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain."

Joining Colter for the upcoming season are Gabrielle Dennis as Tilda Johnson, Thomas Q. Jones as Comanche, Finn Jones as Iron Fist, and Danny Johnson as Benjamin Donovan. 

Marvel's Luke Cage will return to Netflix on June 22.