Marvel and Netflix’s mini-series The Defenders will hit your screen/device of choice in August and while the hype has been built up, details are still scarce on the show. One thing that fans have been anticipating for since the conception of the Marvel/Netflix universe was the dynamic between Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
One of the most popular comic book duos of all time, the two are known for their ‘Heroes-For-Hire’ dynamic, in which they merge the world of being heroes and paying their bills by, well, getting paid. Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones (Luke Cage) are clearly aware of this dynamic and spoke about it at Houston’s Comicpalooza last weekend.
MIKE: We’re gonna start a fundraiser for Heroes for Hire (laughs)
FINN: It’s really interesting how we meet the first time. Without spoiling too much, at first we don’t see eye to eye. We come from very different backgrounds. And we kind of question each other’s ethics especially Luke to Danny. Danny is super hot-headed. Always the first to jump the gun and be very reckless. And Luke is kind of there to settle me down a little bit. So I kind of see Luke as the coach to Danny.
MIKE: I think the scenes with Danny and Luke are some of the best scenes we have in the series. You’ve seen the trailer so you’ve seen the fist in my face. There’s some cool stuff in there. It’s a good dynamic.
FINN: And they’ve done it right. They don’t just jump right into it. It’s a slow burn, a slow build. And you understand where these characters and these worlds are coming from so when they collide, it feels very real. It feels very relevant. And I really hope we see a Heroes For Hire.
MIKE: They’re making it in 2027 (laughs)
We’ll be able to see Iron Fist and Luke Cage’s dynamic and friendship unfold when The Defenders hits Netflix on August 18th.
The Defenders stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, and Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra.