For the past three years, the #Marvel shows of Netflix have received high praise from critics and fans. This was certainly the case with both seasons of Daredevil, and with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. However, when Iron Fist came along, the critical tone changed. And the feedback was biting.
Amid all the issues with the latest show that were brought up by critics, fans were also resoundingly unimpressed with Finn Jones's take on the martial arts master. However, from the look of it, the negative impression he made is set to change, thanks to this summers superhero team-up The Defenders.
The coming crime-fighting caper will see four of the biggest heroes of #Netflix band together to defend New York City. But what's even bigger is this will mark the first time we'll see Luke Cage and Iron Fist come together on screen.
Heroes For Hire, Inc.
Cage and Iron Fist made for a compelling comic book duo known as the Heroes for Hire, Inc., kicking off in the '70s with Power Man and Iron Fist. Starting out with just Cage as the lone Hero for Hire, he later joined forces with Iron Fist as a security and investigation firm, with this business team-up setting the stage for the two characters to become firm friends.
And while it has not yet been confirmed, there has been constant chatter speculating that both characters are in the #MarvelCinematicUniverse, with a show that's set to focus on the Heroes for Hire on the horizon.
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However, from what was seen in the most recent trailer for The Defenders, it looks as if that won't need to be the case.
While things look rocky at the beginning of the twosome's relationship, Luke Cage's charisma will undoubtedly spark a beautiful bromance.
Not only that, but with the strength of character each hero is possessed of, they are both set to be nigh unstoppable. #LukeCage's unbreakable skin and muscles means he can't be taken out. And with Iron Fist's intense dragon power, he remains a serious threat to any villain. Together, evil is no match for the Heroes for Hire.
The bottom line is, it's not impossible for Netflix to fix the flaws that Iron Fist has, and bringing in Luke Cage could be the best solution. While Cage has enough magnetism to finally make Finn Jones's Iron Fist a must-watch property, it seems we might have written Danny Rand off a little too prematurely. And if these two were to branch off into a show of their own, the chemistry could be unstoppable.
The Defenders will hit Netflix on August 18. Do you think we could finally see the formation for Heroes for Hire on screen? Do you even want them to have their own show on Netflix? Sound off in the comments below.
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