The Defenders was an entertaining series as it combined the four worlds of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist and brought them together to fight the Hand. As expected, their battle for the city wasn't without some serious collateral damage. In the final act of the season finale, Misty Knight got her arm chopped off when trying to save Colleen from being killed by her former master, Bakuto.
This was a huge moment for Misty's character because it brought her one step closer to her comic book counterpart, who has a bionic arm. Like fans predicted, Misty Knight will be receiving a bionic arm at some point between The Defenders ending and into the second season of Luke Cage. Now, we have our first look at Misty and her brand spanking new arm:
Entertainment Weekly has uncovered our first look at #LukeCage Season 2, which features Luke (Mike Colter) and Misty (Simone Missick) strutting through a parking garage like badasses. Misty is holding a gun with her new bionic arm and personally, I believe it looks pretty awesome. It isn't goofy to the point of being unrealistic and sticks to the tone set by the grounded world of the Marvel #Netflix series. It doesn't look all that different from a prosthetic arm you might see in real life, albeit with a slightly sleeker design.
It's pretty neat that we are able to see her enhancement in an official photo. Also, the fact that we are getting an official photo of the show from Entertainment Weekly makes me believe that the show may be a lot closer than we think. The show is set to drop on Netflix sometime in 2018, but it appears that Luke Cage Season 2 has as much of a chance as Jessica Jones Season 2 to be the next #Marvel series to drop in the winter of 2018 following The Punisher's release in November.
Obviously, Marvel and Netflix aren't spoiling exactly how Misty will receive her bionic arm, but I would say it's pretty obvious. In the comics, #MistyKnight lost her arm in a bombing and shortly after, Tony Stark designed her high-tech arm. Since the movies and television series won't be having much interaction, I doubt that Tony Stark and Misty Knight will ever cross paths.
However, I believe the show made it clear that Danny Rand and Rand Industries will be the ones to develop Misty her new bionic arm. After all, the Iron Fist not only paid Misty's hospital bills, he actually owns the hospital—which means he owns any medical researchers, too. This would be a pretty cool way to set up #DannyRand as the Tony Stark of the Marvel/Netflix universe while also supplying the fan-favorite character with a wicked bionic arm.
What do you guys think of Misty's bionic arm?
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)