As we get closer to Marvel’s street-level hero team-up event, The Defenders, more details are coming to light. Because Daredevil and Jessica Jones have that dark and gritty adult-theme tone that fans love, and the upcoming series Luke Cage and Iron Fist will most likely be similar, we can expect The Defenders to be an action-packed, blood-riddled superhero ensemble romp. Although Comic-Con International in San Diego brought us a short yet exciting teaser of the upcoming Marvel/Netflix show, we haven’t heard much else concerning possible storylines or additional cast members.
The Defenders is slated to begin filming near the end of this year and has already secured its showrunners, with Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez: the duo that oversaw season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil series. Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Kristen Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and Finn Jones as Iron Fist are set to star in the superhero ensemble event.
“During an appearance at a convention this weekend, Elden Henson, who plays Foggy Nelson in the Daredevil series, confirmed that he’ll be appearing in The Defenders in an unknown capacity. This makes the second cast member from one the solo shows to be confirmed for The Defenders – outside of our heroes, of course – as Eka Darville (Malcolm in Jessica Jones) has previously confirmed his involvement.”
In the Daredevil television series, Foggy Nelson is both Matt Murdoch’s best friend and law partner, who provides a bit of comedic relief in the otherwise seedy crime underbelly setting of Hell’s Kitchen. Foggy met Matt at law school, which spawned the ultimate friendship. After interning together at Landman and Zack, Nelson and Murdock started their own law firm in Hell’s Kitchen.
While Nelson tries his hardest to keep the firm alive by fighting for “the little guy,” Murdock is running around protecting the harsh streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil. When Foggy discovers the existence of Murdock’s vigilante alter-ego on his own, their friendship became quite strained. But after they defeated the villain Wilson Fisk, they became close again, vowing to move on together as both friends and law partners.
In the second season, he and Matt took the case for the defense of Frank Castle a.k.a The Punisher against the district attorney despite the potential negative effect it would have on their firm, considering Frank acted as a cold-blooded killer. They lose the case – which in turn ruined their firm. Foggy was recognized for his impressive efforts in the case and opening statement (which he made up on the spot due to Murdock’s carelessness) and took a job at Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz. Murdock was supportive of Foggy’s decision, saying he knew he couldn’t give him the law career that he deserved.
In The Defenders comics, Foggy Nelson has no role whatsoever and mainly appears in issues of Daredevil, and in some cases The Hulk. This leaves us wondering exactly what the fan-favorite superhero sidekick will be doing in the The Defenders miniseries. Because the Netflix / Marvel TV universe is mostly all connected, we can safely assume he’ll be reprising his role as a friendly, yet fierce lawyer.
Daredevil season 1 & 2 and Jessica Jones season 1 are now available on Netflix. Luke Cage season 1 will arrive on September 30th, 2016. The Defenders and Iron Fist arrive in 2017. Release dates for Jessica Jones season 2, The Punisher and Daredevil season 3 have not yet been announced.
Source: MCU Exchange