Marvel Studios may be sitting out Comic-Con this year, but Iron Fist is not. The first trailer for Season 2 of the Marvel / Netflix series premiered online late last night following the panel in Hall H — where, in addition to unveiling a September 7 premiere date, the cast and crew confirmed that new co-star Alice Eve is playing a villain from the Daredevil comics.
Marvel fans are still waiting to learn if the TV branch can acknowledge Infinity War, but the two sides were closer than we knew. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo now admit that screenwriters considered including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Defenders and all the rest.
Now that Luke Cage and Iron Fist have formally met, is a fan-favorite team-up in the works? New comments from showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and star Mike Colter have us questioning the future of either solo series, as well as The Defenders at large.
The arrival of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage Season 2 left us wondering what next the Marvel Netflix universe might build toward. No official return for The Defenders has yet been confirmed, and star Krysten Ritter now ominously suggests “I don’t think we are doing it again.”
Even as Disney’s independent streaming service will launch in fall 2019, the TV side is already taking shape. Not only do we have a sense of what budget the Star Wars TV series and its companions will have (hint: dragon-sized), but we also know The Defenders are safe at Netflix.