Iron Fist star, Finn Jones, says that there have been no discussions yet with Marvel about a potential Heroes for Hire spin-off series starring he and Luke Cage (Mike Colter). For most longtime fans of the Marvel comics, the studio’s Netflix shows have allowed them to get acquainted with live-action versions of several characters, whose fate in the film side of the MCU was questionable. Both Luke Cage and Iron Fist are at the front of that list, as two characters who fans have been waiting years to see appear in the MCU in some form, and thanks to the Netflix solo series for both characters, fans finally got their wishes granted.
But in case the Luke Cage and Iron Fist series weren’t enough on their own, Marvel and Netflix are going to be bringing Luke Cage and Iron Fist together with Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) for the first time in the upcoming team-up miniseries, The Defenders. However, it looks like despite Danny Rand and Luke Cage developing a quick relationship with each other in The Defenders, the chances of Marvel bringing them together again in a Heroes for Hire TV series have not improved.
While speaking recently with ScreenGeek at the London Film & Comic Con, Jones discussed his personal desire to see Heroes for Hire come into fruition at one point, before saying that Marvel has yet to approach either he or Colter about it:
“First, I would love to see Heroes For Hire. There’s not been any talks about that so far – but working with Mike is brilliant. He’s a great actor and a great human being. We just have a really good natural chemistry together both as actors – but also as the characters as well. One of the greatest things about The Defenders and the way that Marco Ramirez wrote it was [that] he really wrote great scenes for me and Mike. I think people are going to be really pleased when they see them because there’s this awesome Heroes for Hire sort of connection.”
Similar to how long fans waited to see Luke Cage and Iron Fist brought to into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the first place, they’ve been asking for Marvel to do some kind of Heroes for Hire TV series or movie equally as long. And this isn’t the first time that either Finn Jones or Mike Colter have expressed their interest in doing Heroes for Hire at some point, which means that a lot of this rests, for the moment, on the decisions of Marvel’s creative team behind-the-scenes.
Considering that the first season of Luke Cage featured the character making some clear strides toward his Hero for Hire persona, it doesn’t feel like the Heroes for Hire concept is, by any means, off the table for the two characters. A lot of it could depend on how successful The Defenders is when it’s released next month, and how much fans grow to like Danny and Luke’s dynamic in the series. After that, if Marvel does decide to bring Luke Cage and Iron Fist together for a short Heroes for Hire stint at some point, the fans would likely be more than willing to tune in.
The Defenders arrives on August 18th, with The Punisher coming later this year. Daredevil seasons 1 and 2, Jessica Jones season 1, Luke Cage season 1, and Iron Fist season 1 are now available on Netflix. Premiere dates for the next seasons of Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Luke Cage have not yet been revealed. If any more details for a Heroes for Hire series are announced, Screen Rant will keep you updated.
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