Captain America: Civil War may have made the headlines a couple of months back but heroes of the Marvel Universe are still taking sides between the two factions – Team Cap and Team Iron Man. The newest member to throw his hat into the split contingent debate is Luke Cage.
Mike Colter, who plays the super hero in the latest live-action Netflix Marvel television production said his loyalties lie with whichever side is willing to pay more. Answering questions from the audience during an Empire magazine event, the actor said, "I went to the premiere where you wore red or blue, depending on who you were supporting. I wore a blue suit and a red tie. I feel that Luke Cage is a hero-for-hire, though, so it'd be 'who's paying more?"
Colter clearly had his character's comic book origins in mind when he offered his stand. After all, Cage has his Heroes for Hire team, which showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker revealed he is keen to bring on to the show as well.
And if it is money that will decide Cage's leaning, we are pretty sure super-rich Tony Stark may be the one with the winning bid. Then again, in Mark Millar's comic book version of Civil War, the hero was definitely anti-registration and is seen as an ally of Steve Rogers.
Colter also revealed that while Cage happens to have super-human strength and unbreakable skin, he suffered a few injuries on set, including a numb face after being hit in the face with a bat. On an episode of AMC's Geeking Out, he told the hosts Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg, "One of the (prop) bats broke off and it hit me in the face... for real... complete numbness on that side of the face."
Catch more of Luke Cage on Netflix when the show premieres on 30 September.