Mike Colter is looking forward to Iron Fist bringing a little Heroes for Hire flavor to Luke Cage season 2. Marvel and Netflix found a great Power Man for their corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he is only one half of the dynamic duo that is the Heroes for Hire. The other is Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), who, despite the mostly negative reception to his solo series, made it through The Defenders with a better representation of the character, particularly when Luke and Danny were finally given the chance to interact.
Following their initial encounter, then, it was no surprise to learn that Iron Fist will appear in the second season of Luke Cage. What brings the two together again remains a secret, but Colter is excited to see the results of their team-up.
Blackfilm spoke to Colter, who was promoting the home video release of Girls Trip, and the actor spoke a little about season 2, which has Colter eager for more Heroes for Hire.
"There are people that love the idea of Heroes for Hire. When people saw The Defenders, they thought the relationship was good between Finn and I and they are curious. They want to see more of that. He will bring some fresh blood in the new season and I’m hoping that people will respond to it well. We are teamed up for a bit. That’s the whole point of bringing that flavor to it. I can see how this works. That’s what good about it. We’re giving people what they want. A lot of times people wanted to see Jessica Jones and Luke and what happens to them; but we went out on a limb, and decided to “let’s give a little heroes for hire somewhere in the season and see what happens.” Hopefully people will respond to it."
Colter makes it sound like the decision to include Iron Fist is to gauge interest in Heroes for Hire. Since Jones' role is not expected to that substantial in Luke Cage season 2, the unofficial Heroes for Hire will need to make an impression. The Netflix/Marvel docket is pretty full, so another team-up series won't happen in the immediate future, but both companies may want to replicate The Defenders' strategy of having fewer episodes, but more heroes.
If viewers do respond to the pairing as well as Colter hopes, then it may only be a matter of time before Heroes for Hire becomes a reality. But, before that even is considered, fans will have to see how season 2 of Luke Cage and even Iron Fist turn out.
Luke Cage season 1 is now streaming on Netflix and releases November 27, 2017 on Blu-ray. Season 2 of the series will arrive sometime in 2018.