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Luke Cage: Misty Knight's Cybernetic Arm Isn't a Tony Stark Special

Netflix's Luke Cage has released its latest trailer ahead of the premiere of Season 2. While the biggest takeaway might be Luke's battle for Harlem against the seemingly bulletproof Bushmaster, there are some more subtle details to pay attention to. If you look closely, of example, the trailer actually answers the longstanding question of who will build Misty Knight's new arm.

Fans have been waiting to see Simone Missick embrace her character's comic book appearance since her debut in Season 1. Debuting in 1975, Misty was a police officer until she lost her arm in the line of duty. In the comics, Tony Stark provided her with a bionic replacement that has since allowed her to become something of a superhero. Now, thanks to the events of The Defenders, Missick's Misty is in need of a new limb, thus bringing the Marvel Cinematic Universe more closely in line with its comic book inspiration.

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In the interim, fans have been speculating on who will builds the bionic prosthetic. Possibilities have included big corporations like Stark Industries and Rand Enterprises, as well as the possible introduction go gifted young characters like Riri Williams and Moon Girl. Given Stark's role in the comics, he has been considered to be one of the favorites, but the new Luke Cage trailer has all but eliminated him from consideration.

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In a quick shot, Misty is seen looking over the design for her arm. On the sheet is a stylized letter R, and while it's not a clear enough picture to sho us who specifically engineered the limb, it does confirm that it will be manufactured by Rand Enterprises. While a nod to Stark would have been nice, it wouldn't have done much for the overall story in the Netflix family of shows, and given Luke's history with Danny Rand, and the universe these shows take place in, this change makes a lot of sense.

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In the end, this should allow for a very natural progression in the story of Iron Fist. Luke and Danny are best friends in the comics, and that Finn Jones has been confirmed to play a role in this second season. This origin for Misty's arm will also continue the plot set up in Iron Fist Season 1, which saw Danny retaking Rand Enterprises with the intent of using it to do some good in the world.

Arriving June 22 on Netflix, Luke Cage stars Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Theo Rossi as Shades, Rosario Dawson as Claire Templeton, Mustafa Shakir as Bushmaster and Gabrielle Dennis as Tilda Johnson.

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