Forget Iron Man and War Machine, Foggy and Murdock, or even Bucky and Cap — they'll have nothing on the Heroes For Hire when The Defenders comes to Netflix this summer.
We already got a taste of that Sweet Christmas, a.k.a Luke Cage, in his own critically acclaimed series. And soon we'll see Danny Rand, a.k.a Iron Fist, in his own show this March. When these two pair up, they'll become something else entirely.
Let's take a look at what makes Luke Cage and Iron Fist the most promising pairing at Marvel!
They Have One Of The Most Entertaining Comics From Any Publisher
Marvel Comics is receiving some extremely bad press due to how its latest event, Civil War II, ended. A lot of fans were left disappointed, but Power Man and Iron Fist is one of the few comics they're publishing that's just knocking it of the park. The duo fights small-time crime in big-time fashion with tons of humor.
There are certain parts of the comic that wouldn't quite fit at home on Netflix, but for the most part it's a no-brainer to try to recapture the magic of this joyous series.
Danny and Luke share a bond like brothers: they fight and argue all the time, but in the end they have each other's backs like no one else. And yes, the MCU is brimming with bromances, but these two both care so much about their community, they're willing to do whatever is necessary to protect their neighbors. Also, they are fiercely loyal to anyone they consider friends. They're two people you'd want in your corner!
(Sadly, the family dynamic between Jessica Jones and Luke Cage will most likely not make it into Netflix's side of Marvel, because Jessica killed Luke's wife under orders from Kilgrave; Cage found out later that she was nowhere near the saint that he thought she was.)
First, Danny And Luke Must Bond In The Defenders
This summer we will see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist team up to stop a threat big enough to scare the fiddle-faddle out of New York (but not big enough to warrant the Avengers' help). Luke and Danny will obviously bond in this series, because Luke will most likely still be locked up during the events of Iron Fist, no matter how much we want to see them together before The Defenders!
If you're familiar with the comics, you know that Iron Fist is one the most chilled-out dudes in existence, and he's not afraid to share his feelings. And then you have Luke, who'd rather just go about his business than fiddle-faddle around. (Luke's not allowed to swear in front of his baby, but Jessica can, of course, so he uses "fiddle-faddle" as a substitute.) Because Luke and Danny are so different, they have one of the most fun dynamics in all of comics, and soon all of television!
It shouldn't be too hard for The Defenders to give each of its four main characters quality screen time and quality arcs during the show's 10 hours, which will later enhance each of their solo series. They should start off slow, building Iron Fist and Power Man's friendship (despite an instant bond between the two) as a barometer of how the other Defenders are getting along together. Either way, it's crucial to set up the bond between Rand and Cage so that one day we'll see Heroes For Hire on Netflix!
It's safe to assume that Iron Fist and The Defenders will be smash hits with Netflix's Marvel track record. I can't wait to see these two heroes become our favorite new duo in the MCU!
How excited are you for Marvel's The Defenders?