The Defenders united the titular heroes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist in the battle to save New York City from the secret organization known as The Hand. While the four heroes triumphed over Alexandra and her cohorts, the victory was not without sacrifice as Matt Murdock’s mentor Stick was killed by Elektra, who was under the Hand’s influence. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actor Scott Glenn shared his reaction to Stick’s fate and discussed the possibility of reprising the role in the future.
When asked if he was surprised by Stick’s fate or if he anticipated the character’s death, Glenn replied:
“Neither one. I really didn’t have a sense of where I was going with that character. When he said, “Elodie is going to kill you,” I remember thinking… to begin with, I’m at a little bit of a disadvantage, because I haven’t seen any of [the series]. I know what we shot, but I don’t know if it came out that way or not. I was fine with it. I just wanted the fight to work in a certain way. I don’t know whether it did or not. Is there a moment when she stabs me in the leg and rolls underneath me, and she rolls right up to the point of my sword for a second? Because I told Jeph, “I should have one moment in this fight where if I had chosen to, I could have killed her, and I back off.” I don’t know if that’s still in or not, but if it’s not, it should be!“
Glenn also revealed that executive producer Jeph Loeb informed him that Stick could potentially cheat death:
“I remember Jeph saying, ‘We’re in the Marvel Universe. If Elektra kills you, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re dead.’ And I said, ‘Okay.’ But for me, the show is over, unless I get a phone call, and then it will or won’t [continue] depending on the deal and all of that stuff.”
Glenn clarified that flashbacks might not be the only way Stick could potentially return:
“Yeah, but when Jeph said that to me, he wasn’t talking about flashbacks. He was talking about literally whatever is going on in that world where people do in fact come back from death.”
When asked if he would be interested in reprising the role, Glenn was noncommittal:
“It’s hard to answer that question. All of that stuff really lies with the script writer and with lines, and do I really want to go back and deal with those contact lenses again? I don’t know. It’s an impossible question to answer. Right now, all of my consciousness — which is this weird time machine that actors find themselves in — is with Castle Rock [at Hulu]. For you guys and for the audience, The Defenders just opened, but for me, it was over and in my rearview mirror many months ago.”
Of course, Stick would not be the first character to return after death, especially in the Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Would you like to see Stick return? Share your thoughts below!
“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 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 is now available on Netflix.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter