When they first premiered, Marvel’s Netflix series were all quality shows that fans were excited to sink their teeth into. But on top of that, there was also an excitement that came with the knowledge that, like the big screen superheroes, these separate shows would interconnect for an ensemble miniseries, The Defenders. While the release of Season 1 was highly-anticipated, the fan and critical reception of Defenders was mixed and sadly, more than a year after its release, the announcement for a Season 2 has never been made.
But that hasn’t stopped lead actor Charlie Cox from wanting to see Daredevil once again team-up with the likes of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the Iron Fist. Ahead of the release of Season 3 of Daredevil, the actor said that he’d be ready for more Defenders in an interview with Metro.co.uk.
“I really loved working with those other Defenders and I really enjoyed the dynamic,” the actor said. “In the process of doing Daredevil, I’ve kind of become a fan of those genre in a way I wasn’t before — so I do get a little kick out of these little easter egg moments of when they may meet, how they interact and what that’s like.”
“I think what we discovered with The Defenders is that it was a lot to try and handle within eight episodes,” Cox continued. “To have these four people meet in an organic way and then set up a story, and then resolve it, and introduce a new villain all in eight episodes, became a lot.”
While the actor states that he has no idea if a second season of The Defenders is in the cards for Marvel and Netlfix, he assures that he’s more than willing to come back: “I would like to see it go again if that’s something they wanted to do.”
In fact, he’s got some ideas as to where a potential Season 2 could go: “I would like to see a story that is more in keeping with the show’s that we make, which is a little bit more grounded, a little more boots on the ground. I don’t want to see us try and compete with the Avengers in terms of the scope. I’d like to see The Defenders in more of a crime drama that happens in Hell’s Kitchen underground. That’d be fun.”
Arriving Friday, Oct. 19, on Netflix, Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Joanne Whaley, Vincent D’Onofrio and Wilson Bethel.