Luke Cage isn’t even out and I’m overanalyzing it!
This is part three of my three-part series where I focus on the importance
of color in Marvel’s Netflix shows. Daredevil uses red extensively and
Jessica Jones hues it’s world purple, but Luke Cage – at least, based on the trailer – uses a color not often associated with masculinity or toughness – yellow.
The obvious choice for the colorization is that yellow is often associated
with Luke Cage – it is the color of his iconic costume, after all. But
when we take a look at the meaning behind the color, it doesn’t seem in line with the show – a color promoting happiness, optimism and sunshine.
Now, without the show being out, it’s hard to take a stab at why they chose
the color scheme they did. However, yellow has a “dark side” as well –
it is also associated with cowardice, madness, and betrayal; themes that seem more in line with the show based on the previous shows. It is a color of power, wealth and also
caution. Some cultures even associate it with death.
We will have to see if the themes line up when the show comes out this September.
Next up: We’re finished for now; Iron Fist isn’t out for quite some time.
But stay tuned for a much-delayed part four to see if Iron Fist will
follow the trend and stick to green!