Earlier this week, we got our first look at the highly anticipated Netflix miniseries “Marvel’s The Defenders.” Along with the first official group photo, we also learned initial details about Sigourney Weaver’s villain, whom we now know is named Alexandra. But that was only the beginning of Entertainment Weekly’s coverage. Not only has Jessica Jones actress Krysten Ritter teased her character’s dynamic with Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, promising a “cat-and-mouse” game between the two heroes, but the magazine was also able to get Mike Colter, to open up about the would-be Heroes for Hire, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
When it comes to the difference between the two characters, who will meet first time on “The Defenders,” Colter explained that Cage acts as a bit of a temper for Iron Fist. He described Finn Jones’ Danny Rand as a “young guy” with a certain level of exuberance. “Danny comes out like a bull in a china shop in some ways,” he said, “and I think Luke has seen the world and knows certain things. It’s a cool combination that’ll work out.”
Although we haven’t had a chance to formally meet Finn Jones’ Danny Rand — and won’t until the March premiere of “Iron Fist” — the way Colter described their dynamic in “The Defenders” is sure to get fans of Marvel’s Heroes for Hire excited about what’s to come. Of course, that doesn’t mean they should expect a literal adaption of the comics.
“We definitely want to pay homage to the fanboys,” Colter acknowledged, “but we want to make it make sense in this time period.”
“The Defenders,” which will unite Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones (Iron Fist) for the first time on screen, is headed by the duo behind the second season of “Daredevil,” Marco Ramirez and Douglas Petrie. Debuting this summer, the miniseries will consist of eight episodes, with the first two directed by “Jessica Jones” director SJ Clarkson. The series will also see the return of Elodie Yung (Elektra), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing) and Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page).
Ahead of “The Defenders,” “Iron Fist” will arrive March 17 on Netflix. The first seasons of “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage,” and the first two seasons of “Daredevil,” are now available on the streaming service.
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