At San Diego Comic-Con Thursday (July 21), Netflix and Marvel released a first look at “Luke Cage,” the upcoming third stand-alone series in the Defenders quartet.

The teaser shows Cage (Mike Colter) donning a hoodie, ready to kick butt and take names in Harlem — all to the strains of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya.”

“I’m just getting started,” Cage warns nightclub owner Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali).

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In the Defenders sizzle reel, there’s a little extra footage of “Luke Cage,” including the titular character warning some bad guys that he doesn’t like their tone and then one of them breaking his hand against cage’s face. Yeouch. There’s also some footage of “Jessica Jones,” “Daredevil” and “The Punisher.”

Earlier in the day at Comic-Con, “Luke Cage’s” executive producer Jeph Loeb told Zap2it that this story will really become Cage’s own.

“We’re going to see the story from his point of view, so you have to get into his head, his world, his look, his music, all of those things,” says Loeb.

“Luke Cage” premieres Sept. 30 on Netflix.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."