With Marvel’s Luke Cage coming out this Friday, fans are foaming at the mouth with anticipation for the new Netflix series. Both Daredevil and Jessica Jones were major home runs for Marvel, and the buzz leading up to Luke Cage has been extremely positive. You can check out Andy Behbakht’s glowing review of the first seven episodes right here.
But one of the reasons why the excitement for each new Marvel Netflix series is how they will build up to the much-anticipated crossover event: The Defenders. This 8-episode series will feature Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Danny Rand) joining forces to fight the biggest threat they’ve ever faced.
Inevitably, with those four actors set to reprise their roles in the new series, supporting players from their respective standalone shows will also make an appearance. Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson, Daredevil), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker, Jessica Jones), and Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse, Jessica Jones) are reportedly joining the new series, and now, The Wrap is reporting that Simone Missick, who portrays Misty Knight in Luke Cage will be returning as well.
I believe I’m safe to say that I will be on ‘The Defenders. Spoiler alert! If I lose my job because of this interview, sorry! I was supposed to be on The Defenders, until I got fired!
I am already excited to see what Missick is going to bring to the character. For one, the significance of having a strong woman of color in a series like Luke Cage cannot be stressed enough, because we have a long way to go in terms of more visibility and prominence for these nonwhite actresses. Also, Missick’s comments conjure up more excitement to see how her dynamic with Luke Cage comes across on screen. Thankfully, we are getting closer to finally seeing that.
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
All episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage will be available to stream on Netflix this Friday. Meanwhile, Marvel’s The Defenders will premiere on the service sometime in 2017. Are you guys ready for your next binge watch?
Source: The Wrap