The difference between Luke Cage and Iron Fist are pretty stark but it looks like meeting in Marvel’s The Defenders will bring these two very different superheroes together. In a new interview, Mike Colter and Finn Jones teased the dynamic between Power Man and the Living Weapon.
The New Heroes For Hire
Ever since their solo series have been announced, fans have been asking whether, at some point, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will team up as the Heroes For Hire. So far, it looks like Marvel TV has no plans to make it happen. Marvel’s Luke Cage and Marvel’s Iron Fist both have been renewed for Season 2 on Netflix.
However, fans will do get a taste of that comic book partnership on television. According to Colter and Jones, the relationship between Luke Cage and Iron Fist will be a lot like in the comics.
“It’s really interesting how we meet the first time,” Jones shared to fans at Comicpalooza (via Screen Rant). “Without spoiling too much, at first we don’t see eye to eye. We come from very different backgrounds.”
This initial meeting was teased in the first full trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders. Before Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) was able to stop them, Power Man and the Living Weapon threw punches at each other.
Moreover, Power Man is not impressed with Danny Rand’s glowing fist. Jones added, “We kind of question each other’s ethics especially Luke to Danny. Danny is super hot-headed. Always the first to jump the gun and be very reckless.”
That, however, will eventually change. The actor explained that the unbreakable hero of Harlem will be like a coach to Danny Rand.
Colter supported his fellow Defender by adding that the interaction between Luke Cage and Iron Fist are “some of the best scenes” in the series. He also boasted about they two character’s on-screen chemistry.
Iron Fist Transforms Into A Real Hero
Admittedly, Danny Rand’s road to becoming a full-fledged hero is not over yet. When he made his debut in his own solo series, the young man was a flailing mess. Often, he caused more harm than good and he was manipulated by the people around him a lot.
In Marvel’s The Defenders, Danny Rand will grow into a better person and superhero. In the same panel, Jones recounted the superhero journey of Iron Fist.
According to the 29-year-old, when the series begins, Danny will be like an ordinary kid dealing with a lot of issues. In fact, the actor said that his character does not even know what a superhero is. So, when he meets his fellow Defenders, Danny will be so impressed. “[B]y the end of it you kind of see Danny really coming to the grips with his responsibility in a much more mature way,” Jones promised (via Comic Book Movie).
Learning To Work Together
Danny is not the only hero who has some personal issues to confront. Each member of the Defenders are not exactly team players and working together will definitely become a challenge. Moreover, each has really different but strong personalities that will inevitably clash.
By the end of the battle, all four will walk away with important life skills that will prove to be helpful as they go back home to face their own demons. Colter said that the encounter will leave Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage and Iron Fist will be completely different people by the end of Marvel’s The Defenders.
“Some people will be completely changed by the end in different directions,” he teased via MCU Exchange. “Some will be irrevocably changed for good. So it’s gonna be unique to see where they leave everybody off individually.”
Marvel’s The Defenders will premiere on Aug. 18 on Netflix.