The Defenders will set-up the fan-favorite pairing of Iron Fist and Luke Cage!
Fans are anxious to see what happens when the four Defenders unite to save New York, but many are particularly excited about seeing Luke Cage and Iron Fist together. Comic book fans no doubt know that the two have a famous “bromance” and make up the duo, Heroes for Hire. Although a show has yet to be announced, it seems that the pieces are already being put in place to develop their relationship.
While at the Comicpalooza in Houston, Mike Colter and Finn Jones spoke on the It’s All Connected podcast (via MCU Exchange) about the dynamic between their two characters in The Defenders and expressed their hope that a series centered on them will happen someday. Jones teased their first encounter and noted the stark differences between them:
"It’s really interesting how we meet the first time. Without spoiling too much, at first we don’t see eye to eye. We come from very different backgrounds. And we kind of question each other’s ethics especially Luke to Danny. Danny is super hot-headed. Always the first to jump the gun and be very reckless. And Luke is kind of there to settle me down a little bit. So I kind of see Luke as the coach to Danny."
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Colter is also enjoying their unique connection and even referred to their moments as some of the highlights of the series:
"I think the scenes with Danny and Luke are some of the best scenes we have in the series. You’ve seen the trailer so you’ve seen the fist in my face. There’s some cool stuff in there. It’s a good dynamic."
Finally, Jones talked about the natural and authentic nature of the relationship and reiterated his hopes for Heroes for Hire:
"“And they’ve done it right. They don’t just jump right into it. It’s a slow burn, a slow build. And you understand where these characters and these worlds are coming from so when they collide, it feels very real. It feels very relevant. And I really hope we see a Heroes For Hire.”"
Well, it’s safe to say that both Colter and Jones want Heroes for Hire just as badly as we do. But, with so many Marvel Netflix series (and Marvel TV shows in general) already in production, it’s unlikely that it will be coming anytime soon. Still, if the relationship proves to be popular enough, it’s definitely possible that Power Man and the Living Weapon could eventually headline their own show.