Netflix and Marvel are bringing Iron Fist, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and #JessicaJones together in this year's highly anticipated miniseries, The Defenders. The characters we've been presented with so far have... let's just say distinctive personalities, which are sure to give us hours of entertainment when they collide in the small-screen event.
The show is expected to drop sometime in 2017, but you won't have to wait until then to see the heroes interact with each other, as their separate official Twitter accounts just gave us a pretty cool taste of their relationship:
It all started when the Iron Fist account began interacting with fans.
Jessica, being the sarcastic badass we all know and love (and kinda fear), couldn't resist responding to the blind, masked lawyer with:
Ouch. #Daredevil responded with:
The super-powered P.I. followed up that insult with a jab at Matt's senses and their... well, unique representation on screen:
That last tweet left Daredevil speechless as he didn't respond. Now, this is a fun way to advertise #TheDefenders, but there's a bit more to it. This brief digital altercation is actually - like I said above - giving us a preview of what we we'll be getting from our favorite Hell's Kitchen heroes once they collide.
Iron Fist And Luke Cage As The Voices Of Reason
Even though they were called out, Iron Fist and #LukeCage did not get involved in Jessica and Matt's spat. They preferred to stay out of trouble, and that fits with what we've heard so far about the future Heroes for Hire. When the first pictures and details from the crossover event were released, both #FinnJones and #MikeColter described their characters; here's what they said:
- Finn Jones describing Iron Fist:
"So Danny Rand is... He's the one that knows really what's going on. He knows how serious the situation is [...] He's the one who kind of drives the group to get sh-- done."
- Mike Colter describing Luke Cage:
"I think Luke Cage is the most centered of the group, so hopefully when things have to happen, he thinks about it twice and he starts to use his wisdom."
So yes, they are the level-headed half of the group, but what about the other half?
Matt And Jessica As The Instigators Of Trouble
Just going by their personalities, it's easy to figure out that Jessica and Matt will be butting heads a lot without any type of confirmation from the people working with them. Murdock is a stubborn and bossy loner, and Jessica is basically the same, only a bit more rude.
Their obvious tense connection was even specifically mentioned by #CharlieCox when discussing how his character and Jessica's personalities would collide in a magnificent fashion:
"I think both Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock are quite... opinionated and quite stubborn. I imagine that would be kind of a fiery relationship... In a good way."
Hopefully we'll get to see that "good way" at some point, as things don't seem to be going well for these two. There's a lot of potential in Matt and Jessica's relationship. We've seen the classic hatred-turned-respect-turned-friendship trope a million times, but their little Twitter spat (which is most likely inspired by what we're going to see in the show) already gave us a different scenario. It's not a sure thing these two superheroes will become besties by the end of whatever they're facing. As Jeph Loeb - Head of #Marvel Television - put it:
"We agreed from the very beginning that these folks could at the very end go, ‘I never want to see your face again.'”
- 'Daredevil''s Charlie Cox Reveals Where 'The Defenders' Is Set In The MCU Chronology
- Did You Spot The Secret MCU Easter Egg Hidden In The Cast Poster For 'The Defenders'?
- Sigourney Weaver's Role In 'The Defenders' Revealed — Just Who Is Alexandra?
Going by Charlie Cox's comment, they will probably find mutual respect for each other, but it looks like we have an exciting and uncertain ride ahead of us as viewers, as we get to there and see their strange relationship evolve. Let's just hope Luke Cage and Danny Rand are there to keep them in line while that happens. Generating this kind of interaction through Twitter was a brilliant marketing move. It eased us into these characters coming together by giving us a tidbit of what would happen with the four weirdos together in a room. I can't wait to see what else #Netflix and Marvel in store for us as The Defenders gets closer.