Luke Cage was easily the most easter egg filled Marvel & Netflix series so far. From Avengers references, to Claire’s lawyer friend that she mentioned somewhere around 11 times, to an Iron Fist reference during the finale, Luke Cage made it very clear it belonged within a larger connected universe. One easter egg that a lot of fans were excited to see was when Misty Knight was shot in the arm during the hostage ordeal at Harlem’s Paradise. In the comics, her arm is replaced with a bionic replica because of a similar situation – and of course every fan wants to see her with a bionic arm.
Although we didn’t get the bionic arm this season, actress Simone Missick reassures us that the show is most likely heading in that direction. While talking to IGN, Missick talks about Misty eventually receiving a bionic arm:
“I think it’s probably going to set up more to come. I think it was a great kind of teaser for the fans you know because everyone wants Misty to have that (bionic) arm. I’ve never seen anyone want me to lose an appendage more [laughs] they’re like ‘Chop it off!’ So I think that they wanted to play with that and give people the ‘Will it happen or will it not?”
So no, fans don’t want to see her lose her arm because we’re cruel, but because we desperately want to see her with her signature bionic arm. I have hope we will eventually see it in 2017’s The Defenders, which she recently confirmed to be a part of. After talking about her bionic arm, Missick then discussed another of the show’s easter eggs that revolves around her character as well.
During the season finale, Claire takes a slip of paper for self defense lessons from Iron Fist character Colleen Wing. Not only is this an Iron Fist easter egg, but it is also an easter egg for the Daughters of the Dragon. Misty Knight and Colleen Wing form the crime fighting duo Daughters of the Dragon in the comics, and with Game of Thrones‘ Jessica Henwick playing Wing in Iron Fist, there is a strong possibility her and Misty will eventually cross paths. Missick was very careful while discussing Marvel’s plans for Daughters of the Dragon, but she sounds open to it:
“I haven’t had a chance to meet Jessica yet, but I loved her on Game of Thrones. It’s my, now, second favorite show but I loved her turn on that show. Again, playing a strong kick-ass woman so when I saw she was cast I was like “Oh, this is great!” I know the fans are very vocal about the Daughters of the Dragon to have their own show…who knows what Marvel and Netflix are going to do. They don’t tell us anything because they know we’ll spoil it. [laughs].”
Personally, I’d like to see a Heroes for Hire shows before a Daughters of the Dragon, but I’ll take what I can get. As long as Misty gets her bionic arm, I’m content.
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Luke Cage season 1 is now available to stream of Netflix.