Over the course of Marvel's four Netflix series, Claire Temple has become the Nick Fury of Hell's Kitchen, which is why it shouldn't come as a surprise that she will see plenty more action in "The Defenders." Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, "Luke Cage" star Mike Colter and executive producer Marco Ramirez weighed in on what we can expect from Claire in Netflix's big superhero crossover.
If you've made it through the first season of "Luke Cage," you know that a surprising romance developed between Claire and Luke. Going into "The Defenders," it's safe to say their relationship is still going strong. According to Colter, the "newness" of the relationship will keep things exciting for the two.
Of course, Cage isn't the only character Claire has romanced along the way. Back during the first season of "Daredevil," Claire and Matt Murdock briefly toyed with a blossoming relationship. However, in typical Murdock fashion, that relationship fell apart due to his stubbornness. Given Claire's past with both Matt and Luke, some fans may expect some awkwardness between the two, but Colter says there's no reason for that; as far as he's concerned, there was never anything between Matt and Claire.
“I didn’t see it. My story is that she spent the night and then she slept in another bedroom. So I’m sorry, I need some kind of evidence that Claire and Daredevil did it. This is just hearsay. She’s my girl," the actor joked, refusing to acknowledge their fleeting romance.
While the romance between Cage and Temple is sure to be a major part of the story in "The Defenders," fans worried that Dawson's character will be nothing more than a love interest can relax. Executive producer Marco Ramirez was quick to ease those concerns, saying that Dawson had plenty of input regarding her character in "The Defenders." “She would come up and say, ‘This is how Claire would sound,’ and I’d be like, ‘You know what? You know her very well, so absolutely, that’s how she sounds,'” he explained.
During his character's debut in the first season of "Jessica Jones," Colter's Luke Cage was also involved with Krysten Ritter's Jessica Jones. So what can we expect when Jones and Cage meet up in "The Defenders?" While Ritter couldn't truly answer that, she did tease an uncomfortable meeting between the two early on in the season.
Premiering this summer on Netflix, “Marvel’s The Defenders” stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Elodie Yung, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Rosario Dawson, Rachael Taylor and Scott Glenn.