Luke Cage has been out almost a week, which means it has passed the Phase 1 thinkpiece threshold (hype and acclaim), moved into Phase 2 (backlash and sober reflection) and will soon move into Phase 3 (backlash to the backlash). Whatever you think of the series (It had awesome attitude but the story was a mess), it brings us one step closer to 1) The Defenders, the Avengers-style team-up of the MCU’s street-level heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Cage and Iron Fist and 2) Phase 2 of Marvel TV’s Netflix strategy. Curious what villain the Defenders will face? Wondering whether Daredevil will get “born again” in season 3? Or if Heroes for Hire is on tap? This guide is for you.
But, before we dig into Phase 2, we have to finish Phase 1. The Defenders need their last teammate: Iron Fist.
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- Iron Fist season 1
- The Defenders
- The Punisher season 1
- Daredevil season 3
- Jessica Jones season 2
- Luke Cage season 2