Al Shaheed Muhammed, DJ and Producer for legendary 90’s Hip Hop group A Tribe Called Quest, has been chosen to score Marvel’s Luke Cage (2016) along with Adrian Younge.
During the red carpet event to celebrate the premiere of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (2016), Luke Cage’s Showrunner and Executive Producer Cheo Hodari Coker told Entertainment Weekly that the show’s soundtrack will have a ‘90s hip-hop vibe.’ He also went on to describe the soundtrack as ‘forward thinking.’
This news comes shortly after Marco Ramirez and Douglas Petrie, the Showrunners for the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil (2015), were tapped to serve as Showrunners for Marvel’s The Defenders – the multi-series event which will bring together Daredevil, Jessica Jones (2015), Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
In a statement, Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb described his team as ‘incredibly excited’ to be handling the project. ‘They write and produce not only great action and adventure but also the heart and touch of humor that’s makes us Marvel.’ Meanwhile, Eka Darville (who played Jessica Jones’ friend/assistant) has confirmed that he will also appear int he series.
“I will be in it,” he said at a panel. “I’m not sure how much yet, but I will be in it.”
Before The Defenders, however, comes Iron Fist, Netflix’s adaptation of the Marvel character of the same name. In February 2016, Game of Thrones (2011) alumni Finn Jones as the titular Iron Fist/Danny Rand, a young man who learns martial arts in the mystical city of K’un-Lun following his parents’ death. Marvel has released the first image of Finn as Danny Rand (Left).
Luke Cage premieres Friday 30th September 2016. Production for the first season of Iron Fist will begin on April 18, 2016 and will end in October 2016 with no definitive release date announced. Likewise, the release date for The Defenders has yet to be announced.
You can view the trailer for Luke Cage below.