Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Power Man's Origin 
 This past weekend, viewers finally got a look at the origin of Nova, Iron Fist, White Tiger and Spidey's teammate in "The Parent Trap."
While on a mission to get the Zodiac Key back from Nick Fury's evil brother Scorpio, Luke Cage and Spider-Man stumble upon a discovery: Luke's supposedly dead parents are working for Scorpio! After a quick flashback that showed his S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist parents giving him a version of the Super Soldier Serum before an attack by the Zodiac, Luke discovers that his parents are actually alive, having been kidnapped and forced to work on the serum for Scorpio. With the help of Spidey, Power Man not only saves his folks, but also helps take out the terrorist organization.
Supervising Producer Cort Lane
We knew from the very beginning that we were going to have to change his origin. Most of the fundamental pieces of his classic '70s origin we simply couldn't put on kids' television, in all honesty. We wanted Luke so much -- he was such a good character and his origin doesn't define him in a way that it defines Spider-Man. We knew we wanted it to be a scientific experiment because that's true to the origin, and we didn't want to get into supernatural powers.
We knew we wanted to come to the question of, "Where are his parents?" from the very beginning. It was in the beginning of Season Two that we beat out and really fleshed it out. We also knew that his origin was going to be related to S.H.I.E.L.D. in some way.

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