Production on Luke Cage season 2 is currently underway, and we are already going to be seeing a mini-Defenders reunion. Entertainment Weekly has released a brand new photo from season 2 with Luke Cage (Mike Colter) reuniting with fellow Defender, Danny Rand AKA the Immortal Iron Fist (Finn Jones).
The new image features both Luke and Danny together, teasing for what will certainly be an action-packed mission for the dynamic duo of Power Man and Iron Fist.
The two heroes first met in The Defenders where they shared one of the season’s most memorable moments in which they duel against each other for the first time. As they assemble with Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), they develop one of the most interesting relationships of the team.
One of the pivotal moments of The Defenders involved Luke and Danny’s conversation in Colleen Wing’s (Jessica Henwick) dojo where they both come from distinctly different backgrounds. Little did they know that they would both compliment each other well through their mission.
Although the Iron Fist series was not well-acclaimed compared to the other Marvel/Netflix shows, Jones was able to improve as Danny Rand in The Defenders. Some of the best scenes in the entire first season of the team-up involved Luke and Danny sharing great conversations with each other, further developing their respective characters to become better heroes.
Knowing that Jones will be joining Colter in Luke Cage season 2 is quite encouraging. Also, knowing that Misty Knight (Simone Missick) will be appearing on Iron Fist season 2, perhaps we will also see Luke Cage appear in that series as well.
Either way, the more great action scenes and conversations between these two heroes, the better. A Heroes For Hire series has not been announced, but maybe these crossovers will suffice for now.
All episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders are now streaming on Netflix.
10 The Defenders/Marvel Cinematic Universe Crossovers We Want To See
After three long years, the Marvel Netflix universe is finally coming together for the epic crossover event series The Defenders, where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will team up to fight to save New York from a massive army of deadly ninjas known as The Hand. However, that is not the only crossover that Marvel and Defenders fans are longing for. Ever since these shows were announced, fans have been wondering when we might be able to see these characters appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper or when we might see a movie character appear on one of the shows.
Currently, though, there seems to be a divide between Marvel Television and Marvel Studios. They always like to say “it’s all connected,” but the most we get in the Netflix world is the occasional reference to “magic hammers” or “the green guy” or “the incident.” Marvel’s ABC shows have been given a bit more love, with characters like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Colbie Smulders’ Maria Hill or Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif showing up from time to time on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but we still haven’t seen much crossover in the way of actual Avengers appearing on the show or characters like Daisy Johnson/Quake (Chloe Bennet) appearing in a Marvel film.
Who knows if we’ll ever actually see these two worlds clash in a way that is satisfying to both fans of the films and fans of the shows, but it sure is a heck of a lot of fun to dream. With these worlds so populated by superheroes, the possibilities are endless, but there are quite a few crossovers that we already know we would love to see.
Before we begin with this list, I would like to note that this article may feature spoilers for some of the Marvel Netflix series up until this point, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. However, I have not seen any episodes of The Defenders yet, so there will be no intentional spoilers for that show.
So, without further adieu, here are the ten crossovers between Netflix’s The Defenders and the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that we want to see. Hit the next button below to begin!