The world of Marvel and Netflix is not a safe, happy one. Between Hell’s Kitchen and Harlem, you don’t want to be hanging around on the home turf of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, or Iron Fist. A testament to this idea is the unexpected fate of Daredevil season one character, Ben Urich, who was brutally killed by Kingpin during the show’s first season. Urich is a regular character from the comic books, so his fate was not predicted in any earlier print editions.
This kind of shock is one of the reasons Marvel and Netflix have found so much success with their streaming heroes. The members that make up the Defenders live in a darker world than their Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy counterparts, where jokes aren’t nearly as plentiful and violence is on constant overdrive.
At this past weekend’s Wizard World in Pittsburgh, Daredevil star Charlie Cox commented on the fact that every character’s fate is in flux. No character is safe, and nobody is guaranteed a lengthy run despite what their comic book history might say.
“I know that as a show, they don’t try to take storylines that are already written. We want to be our own thing. One of the reasons they killed Ben Urich, which was such a great shock for me, but the reason I think they do it because the people who love the show are great fans and have read the comics and we need them to know this is not a safe place and the drama is going to affect you as well. You don’t know what’s going to happen. If we kill Ben Ulrich, what does that mean? We could do anything potentially.”
Citing Urich as his example, Cox confirms what we have all feared – that any character can die at any time on Marvel TV. Does this mean we may lose one of the main Defenders during The Defenders series? Probably not, but it’s a possibility, which significantly adds to the anticipated suspense.
Are you worried that Marvel TV is going to kill off another beloved character from the comics? Also, who do you think is most likely to get the axe? Make sure to let us know what you think, below in the comments.