In just two days, the final member of The Defenders will join the Netflix corner of the MCU when Iron Fist premieres. While the show won’t be featuring the mythical dragon Shou-Lao (at least not this season), it will have appearances from a number of comic book characters tied to Danny Rand (Finn Jones0. It’s also said to be home to a more inclusive K’un-Lun, which will help to add new layers to the lore of Iron Fist. Though mysticism played a role in season 2 of Daredevil, this will mark Marvel’s most magical show to date.
However, all of the excitement surrounding the show has been matched by growing concerns over its quality since Iron Fist reviews have been negative, on the whole. Many fans are still eager to see the show inject more martial arts into the MCU — and are hoping to catch a glimpse of Avengers Tower looming over the city. Another highlight of the series will be how it connects to the other Netflix shows and sets up this summer’s The Defenders. Thanks to a new clip, we know not all the relationships will be warm and fuzzy.
The clip, courtesy of IGN, shows the final Defender meeting Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), a character many assume is the Night Nurse. While Marvel has played coy about her identity, she fits the bill as the medic for the street-level heroes of the MCU. As such, she’s popped up on every show to date and will be included in The Defenders. In the clip, she doesn’t seem too happy to patch up Danny after what’s sure to be an early brawl on the show. Considering all the free medical attention she has to dole out to vigilantes, it’s hard to blame her.
It’s been said that only Iron Fist truly understands the threat the Defenders will be facing, so it seems as if Sigourney Weaver’s character won’t be their only foe. In fact, a recent Defenders set video showed Danny and the gang on the run from something, likely a powerful adversary tied to the mysticism with which Iron Fist is all too familiar. Regardless of what they face, they’re likely to get bruised and beaten, meaning Claire’s help will be a definite necessity.
Claire will also still be in her budding relationship with Luke Cage, but even that might lead to her once again being single. Just like her non-starter relationship with Daredevil fizzled out, Luke will likely eventually leave her for Jessica Jones, as per the comic book mandate. Then again, Claire may just leave Luke, as she’s shown time and again she doesn’t take nonsense from anyone. If that’s the case, Luke may need to lean on Danny. Perhaps the two can even go into business together.
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Iron Fist season 1 premieres on March 17th. The Defenders will arrive sometime in the summer, with The Punisher coming later this year. Daredevil seasons 1 and 2, Jessica Jones season 1, and Luke Cage season 1 are now available on Netflix. Premiere dates for the newest seasons of Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Luke Cage have not yet been revealed.