Please be aware there are major spoilers ahead for The Defenders.
Just like how the Marvel films have been setting up Thanos, the television shows have been setting up the evil and ancient organization titled The Hand.Ever since the first season of Daredevil debuted, all the Marvel/Netflix shows have slowly been building towards The Hand, which culminated in The Defenders, where the organization was showcased as the main villain.
The show’s climactic final battle showed the Defenders setting up an explosion at Midland Circle, which apparently killed the remaining members of The Hand. In addition to The Hand, Murakami, Madame Gao, and Elektra were left in the building to perish, though once again, we can’t confirm if they’re dead or not.
Knowing that the only way to completely rid the world of The Hand members is to decapitate them, fans are beginning to wonder if the remaining members of The Hand actually died. In an interview with EW, showrunner and executive producer Marco Ramirez was asked this very question:
“Well, in the Marvel world — and as Jeph Loeb, the Marvel TV head, would say — in the comic-book world, you can always find a way. The story finds a way, so who knows? But we definitely felt like we wanted this to be the end of this specific show, so while I don’t know if it’s the end of the Hand forever — who knows what will happen in the future — it just felt like it’s the end of this story in the lore. Particularly for Iron Fist, we wanted to close that chapter [of the Hand’s story]. I don’t know what the future holds. That’s a Jeph Loeb question [laughs] but for me and for the writers’ room, it felt right to end the story here.”
Ramirez’s comments are vague at best, but they do imply that there’s more than what we’ve seen. Personally, it doesn’t seem logical to get rid of Murakami, Madame Gao, and Elektra at this stage, so I’m sure they’ll be reintroduced in the upcoming Marvel/Netflix shows that are currently in production.
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Marvel’s The Defenders stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Deborah Ann Woll, Simone Missick, Elden Henson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Rachel Taylor, Rosario Dawson, Scott Glenn, 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 is now available to stream on Netflix.
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