There, he meets Jessica Jones, and after a one night stand, bonds with her whilst working with Matt Murdock. The pair work together to defeat The Purple Man on two separate occasions, which causes them fall in love. They later get married and have a child, whilst continuing to be superheroes and working with The Avengers. Later, they hang up their costumes to live a normal life. But a hero's work is never done, and the pair have continued to jump back into using their powers on multiple occasions, whilst struggling to find a suitable superhuman babysitter for their daughter, Danielle.
The Cotton Industry
In recent books, Cottonmouth has tried multiple times to set up new crime empires, only to be foiled by Cage, Iron Fist, Misty Knight and the Heroes for Hire.
Misty is also known for her troubled romantic relationship with Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist. Their troubled history has seen a number of breakups, a false pregnancy and an affair with Luke Cage that broke up the Heroes for Hire. Most recently, Misty was responsible for bringing the Heroes for Hire back together, as well as a notable member of the Fearless Defenders.
- It's possible that Misty could end up losing her arm, it being such a staple of her character. I highly doubt that RDJ will descend from upon high as Iron Man to help her get that fancy new cybernetic arm, but it does set up Misty quite nicely to enter the fray proper, perhaps as a support character in Agents of SHIELD or The Defenders.
- Cottonmouth is our main villain, but I doubt he will be the big bad or even the final boss fight. Diamondback, played by Erik LaRay Harvey, will probably fill that role, given the more supervillain-esque nature of his abilities, which include hand-to-hand combat and knife throwing. Cottonmouth's dealing with Justin Hammer's tech may give Cottonmouth the gear he needs to go toe-to-toe with Cage.
- Black Mariah is known for her possession of something called the 'Supersoul Stone', as well as her substantial weight in the Marvel comics. Hear me out, this will sound weird. I reckon that the Mariah in this series is likely to give up the idea of being legal about half way through the series, as many reports have suggested a twist occurs about half way through. Re-purpose the Supersoul Stone into an unclaimed Chitauri artefact from the Battle of New York and suddenly we have a way for Woodard to suddenly gain weight/muscle and join the fight against Cage herself.
- Luke Cage is the second-to-last series before the Defenders mini series, so it's likely there will be some connections not only to the Defenders but to his soon-to-be new best friend, Danny Rand. Rand Meachum is still a known entity in this world, as is Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple, who's confirmed to cameo. I doubt Finn Jones's Rand will make an appearance, but murmurings of a fourth superhuman roaming New York isn't totally crazy.
- Seagate Prison has also been the home of both Justin Hammer and Trevor Slattery, the man who was once the Mandarin. Neither of them will turn up for sure, but Hammer's name is mentioned in the first episode and the 'real' Mandarin has broken into Seagate before. A name drop would be cool, but doubtful. Instead, the reputation of the people who've passed through Seagate's doors is probably something that will be revered across Harlem.
Luke Cage is set to be the most grounded of the already grounded Marvel/Netflix series, focusing more on the real blood on blood violence that Marvel's Harlem is famed for. Critics have already praised the production for it's depiction of Cage and a story that does justice to the source material, with a rap-infused exploration of Harlem's black culture. Hopefully it will prove to be a breath of fresh air and the start of something great for the former Power Man.