Jessica Henwick, the actress who plays Colleen Wing in both Iron Fist as well as the upcoming Marvel Netflix team-up series The Defenders has teased that her character is going to explode when the series debuts on the streaming service later this summer.
During a recent chat with Entertainment Weekly, Henwick was asked about the upcoming series revealed when she revealed when we will pick up with Colleen when we see her in The Defenders. The character was last seen in the Himalayas as her and Danny Rand (Finn Jones) discovered that K’un L’un had vanished:
“We pick up with Colleen not in New York — which is crazy, as all the shows have been predominantly in New York. We find her a month after we left her. It’s really interesting she hasn’t been able to deal with the emotional trauma she dealt with in Iron Fist. So it builds to a head and she explodes in Defenders.”
Henwick also teased that she thinks fans are going to freak out over the different characters interacting in the upcoming series:
“It’s good, it’s really good. I think people are going to love seeing characters interact with each other, they’re going to see Colleen and Misty [Simone Missick], they’re going to love seeing Luke Cage with the Iron Fist, Danny Rand. I think fans are going to freak out.”
The Defenders follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter), and Iron Fist as they put their resources together and team-up to take on a villainous Sigourney Weaver whose character Alexandra is still shrouded in mystery.
The biggest clue we have for the plot so far is that it will somehow revolve around the offices at Midland circle, which happens to be where Daredevil and Elektra (Elodie Yung) discovered the massive hole in the ground in season two of Daredevil.
The series will also see the return of many cast members from the Netflix corner of the MCU including Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Scott Glenn as Stick, and Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker.
The Defenders hits Netflix August 18.
10 Lingering Questions Leading Up To ‘The Defenders’
With the release of the first season of Iron Fist, all four Defenders have made their streaming debut to set up this summer’s mashup miniseries The Defenders. Each season has built on the last, building an intricate mythology with a living, breathing New York City to house it. The Hand has been introduced as a sort of evil S.H.I.E.L.D. to link Marvel’s Netflix dramas, building to the four uniting against them. Their separate investigations will bring them together in – what else – a hallway fight.
The culmination of the first phase of the Marvel/Netflix partnership has a lot of ‘splaining to do. What’s the Hand’s true objective? How will our four heroes interact together and how will the supporting casts of their shows intersect here? And perhaps most importantly, who is the Big Bad played by Sigourney Weaver?
We’ll talk about all that and more in the article ahead. Click Next to start!