Mike Colter & Finn Jones On How The Defenders Could Meet The Avengers


One of the coolest things about Marvel’s Avengers movies is the opportunity to see all of your favorite superheroes team up and bring all the great splash pages from the comics to life on the big screen. We will finally get to see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy next year in Avengers: Infinity War, but the one team that is constantly being left out of all the fun is The Defenders, Marvel Netflix’s answer to the Avengers, made up of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. However, fans are still hopeful that we’ll one day see the two groups come together and two of the stars of Marvel’s The Defenders have an idea of how such a meeting could happen.

During an interview for the latest issue of SFX Magazine, Iron Fist star Finn Jones theorized about the best possible way of bringing the two superhero teams together:

“We’re part of the same universe. If there ever was a mash-up between the Avengers and the Defenders, I think it’d be really nice to see the Avengers come to the Netflix world. It’d be way more interesting to see those characters fleshed out the same way as our characters are, rather than just see our characters do some big f—ing fight scene! There’s nothing cool about that.”

Then Luke Cage himself, Mike Colter, chimed in:

“It would be easier to have them come into our world because it would probably be more believable. There’s not some huge universal thing going on, some intergalactic thing invading the planet or something like that. Stark’s up in the tower…”

The two actors continued to fantasize about what a clashing of two worlds a meetup like that would be, with Jones adding:

“Get ’em to Harlem. How good would that be, seeing Tony Stark in Harlem? That’s f—ing brilliant! Although it would be cool to see Luke Cage in a different universe, fighting off some dark overlord. That’d be cool. Luke Cage and Iron Fist in space!”

Marvel’s The Defenders stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Rosario Dawson, Scott Glenn, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Rachel Taylor, Simone Missick, Jessica Henwick, Elodie Yung and Sigourney Weaver.

“Marvel’s The Defenders” follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

Marvel’s The Defenders debuts on Netflix on August 18, 2017.

Source: SFX (via GamesRadar+)

Each Season Of The Marvel/Netflix Shows, Ranked

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Just like their siblings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Netflix’s The Defenders-verse of streaming superheroes goes from two to three entries a year in 2017. First up is the first season of Iron Fist premiering on Netflix in less than two weeks, on March 17, the first six episodes of which are, I’m sorry to say, not very impressive. Fortunately, Marvel TV and Netflix have two more turns at the plate, with all their heroes joining for the highly-anticipated The Defenders team-up, expected this summer, and, in the fall or winter, with The Punisher spin-off starring Jon Bernthal.

Ahead of this wave of new stories, and just like we did with the MCU movies and Marvel movies overall, I thought it would worth taking a look at what’s worked and what hasn’t in each entry of the Netflix shows. Of course, the ranks are all opinion; I expect the first to be somewhat eyebrow-raising.

I decided to switch it up this time, start with the best this time and work my way down. Click Next to start!

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Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).