'Luke Cage' Season 2 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: New Villain More Evil Than Mahershala Ali's Cottonmouth? Diamondback Returns?

By Belle Smith , Updated Dec 14, 2016 01:23 PM EST

The first season of "Luke Cage" had a truly dangerous villain in Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes, who was played to perfection by "House of Cards" star Mahershala Ali. Since it is highly unlikely that Cottonmouth will return to the Netflix series, will a new baddie be introduced in "Luke Cage" Season 2? Or will Willis "Diamondback" Stryker go after Power Man once again?

New 'Luke Cage' Season 2 Villain Worse Than Mahershala Ali's Cottonmouth?

Mahershala Ali turned in an amazing performance as Cottonmouth in the first season of "Luke Cage", so fans were understandably dismayed when Alfre Woodard's Mariah Dillard decided to kill the baddie. Still, there is hope that "Luke Cage" Season 2 will bring in another deadly villain to take on Mike Colter's Power Man.

There are speculations that a new character will be introduced as the major villain in "Luke Cage" Season 2. However, most fans believe that the second season will be all about Diamondback's return and his deadly revenge on Power Man.

Diamondback Returns With New Powers In 'Luke Cage' Season 2?

In the previous season finale, Diamondback was last seen with Dr. Noah Burstein, who was responsible for giving Luke Cage his powers in the first place. Some believe the scene teased on the possibility that the villain will be back with new powers of his own in "Luke Cage" Season 2. This could mean that Luke will need some help from his fellow Defender Danny Rand.

Finn Jones' Iron Fist To Help Mike Colter's Power Man Defeat Diamondback In 'Luke Cage' Season 2?

GamenGuide has previously reported on the possibility that Finn Jones will reprise his role as Danny Rand in "Luke Cage" Season 2. After all, Power Man is very good friends with Iron Fist and Luke could need some help defeating a more powerful Diamondback when the series returns to Netflix in 2018.

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