Marvel is already making big waves on the first day of the San Diego Comic Con. Building on the successes of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, the company revealed some new series in their current deal with Netflix.
New York has yet another hero as Luke Cage gets a show of his own. Introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe by way of Jessica Jones, Cage (Mike Coulter) appears to be up against quite a bit, though from the trailer, it’s nothing a car door can’t handle. It also looks like Mahershala Ali (House of Cards) is on board, possibly as a villain.
Though I only know of him through the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, long time Marvel fans will be pleased to see Iron Fist in the line up. Having finished his run in Game of Thrones, actor Finn Jones has moved on to play Danny Rand, a man who discovers the power of Kung Fu and awesome Chi control. Marvel historians will also note that Iron Fist and Luke Cage have often worked together, which brings us to the biggest news of the day.
Marvel’s The Defenders brings together Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Daredevil (who will undoubtedly have Season 3 on the way) in their own team up. I’m curious to see how this turns out, and how much of their combined tale filters into their individual stories (or vice versa). It feels similar to the Avengers, though on a smaller scale.
Day 2 of the San Diego Comic Con continues today. As new information pours in, we’ll be sure to share. Enjoy.