Marvel’s Netflix schedule made it difficult to discern when additional seasons of the four (now five) heroes would debut, but it seems Luke Cage’s work is far from over. After The Defenders, Harlem’s hero for hire will officially be back for Season 2.
Only two or so of Marvel’s Netflix Defenders have costumes we expect to see during major events, to say nothing of some otherwise-memorable looks drafted during their individual series. Now, two Defenders and their closest allies have hit the street in new set photos, looking very much as we remember.
You’d be forgiven to wonder who from the Netflix Marvel casts hasn’t been confirmed for The Defenders at this point, but Daredevil’s Elodie Yung at least remained a question, given the state we last saw Elektra in. Well, someone had a Hand in bringing her back, as The Defenders will officially be Elektra-fied.
Marvel has yet to introduce us to its Netflix Iron Fist cast onscreen, making it difficult to generate the same excitement of joining The Defenders teamup series. Fortunately, we can at least confirm Jessica Henwick’s Colleen Wing will take part in the four-way miniseries, and there’s a spinoff waiting in the wings if we ever heard one.
The very first teaser made clear that The Defenders would wield a Stick against Hell’s Kitchen’s Hand-iest problem, and a number of other Marvel Netflix stars have confirmed their return for the team-up series as well. Latest to join The Defenders officially are none other than some of Daredevil’s most conflicted allies, and Jessica Jones’ best friends.
It’s a Marvel-ous time to be in New York, as the combined casts of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist have hit the streets for The Defenders. Not only do our first set photos reveal a tense stand-off between Jessica Jones and Misty Knight, but so too have more super-friends signed on for the expansive cast!
As we’ve seen with The Avengers before them, the coming teamup between Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist is bound to rope in some of the supporting cast. Now, not only has Simone Missick’s Misty Knight been confirmed to return for The Defenders, but so too does Deborah Ann Woll have a punishing schedule ahead.
Hard to believe we’ve already gotten to the point of Marvel’s Netflix heroes teaming up, with with Defenders production looming, our first director has hit the scene. Jessica Jones helmer S.J. Clarkson will pickup directorial duties on not one, but two of the eight-part Defenders series.
The recent release of Luke Cage may have crystallized how out of touch Marvel’s Defenders series feel with the current MCU film slate, a problem not likely to get better with Doctor Strange splitting New York into multiple dimensions. Timing makes it difficult to write any of the four Netflix stars into the films, but with Infinity War on the horizon, new comments from Kevin Feige again dash our hopes.
We’ve barely recovered from Luke Cage and snippets of Iron Fist shown at New York Comic-Con, and already The Defenders have a big bad. Get your power-loaders ready, as Alien star Sigourney Weaver will menace the street-level foursome as The Defenders’ main villain!