The recent release of Luke Cage may have crystallized how out of touch Marvel’s Defenders series feel with the current MCU film slate, a problem not likely to get better with Doctor Strange splitting New York into multiple dimensions. Timing makes it difficult to write any of the four Netflix stars into the films, but with Infinity War on the horizon, new comments from Kevin Feige again dash our hopes.
We’ve barely recovered from Luke Cage and snippets of Iron Fist shown at New York Comic-Con, and already The Defenders have a big bad. Get your power-loaders ready, as Alien star Sigourney Weaver will menace the street-level foursome as The Defenders’ main villain!
Marvel’s Luke Cage has officially struck out in his own series, but that hasn’t stopped Jessica Jones fans from wondering if Mike Colter’s Hero for Hire will end up hired back to Hell’s Kitchen. Luke and Jessica will at least reunite for The Defenders, while showrunner Melissa Rosenberg teases if Luke might have any role to play in Jessica Jones Season 2.
Marvel’s Luke Cage brings his bulletproof brand of vigilante justice to Harlem as early as this Friday, introducing MCU takes on Misty Knight, Cottonmouth and Black Mariah along the way. We’ve already reviewed Marvel’s most dynamic series yet, but before your own binge, get answers to some of Luke Cage’s most burning questions with our spoilery FAQ review of the first seven episodes!
Marvel’s Netflix ‘Luke Cage’ hits the streets with bulletproof style, full of colorful, legendary storytelling with a soundtrack to match its dynamite cast. Our early review, before all episodes burst through the wall on September 30!
Even with Luke Cage just over a week away, fans are anxious to pick up the world left behind by Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We’ll see the character again in The Defenders, but it seems Season 2 is at least halfway complete in the writers’ room, while showrunner Melissa Rosenberg teases Jessica’s enduring trauma beyond Kilgrave.
Jessica Jones, star of her own Netflix TV series and one of the most groundbreaking female Marvel characters of all time, is back in her own title after more than a decade! Not only that, but Jessica Jones #1 reunites her original Alias creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis, artist Michael Gaydos, colorist Matt Hollingsworth, and cover artist David Mack.
The divide between Marvel TV and movies has gotten a bit fuzzier over the years, to the point Alfre Woodard can play separate roles in Civil War and Luke Cage, but actors nonetheless show caution choosing their MCU role. Such was apparently the case for Breaking Bad guy Giancarlo Esposito, who turned down a Marvel TV role in the hopes of securing something on the big screen.
Jessica Jones Season 2 details have been hard to come by, what with Season 1 plumbing the comic character’s most recognizable stories, and Marvel slotting Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders in between. Now, Jessica Jones boss Melissa Rosenberg offers a bit of new intel, including multiple villains to follow Kilgrave, and an evolving dynamic with Trish.
Marvel’s Luke Cage already looms over Harlem in the first Netflix poster, and our third Defender casts and even bigger shadow in the official trailer. After a Comic-Con sneak peek, watch Mike Colter take on Harlem as the hero-for-hire come to life! Did we mention the tiara?