[UPDATE: The Misty Knight character will not be appearing in Iron Fist. Read on for more.]
Marvel's Netflix series Daredevil and Jessica Jones were both met with warm receptions, but just like the MCU's solo movies, these are just opening acts to a broader ongoing narrative. Luke Cage and Iron Fist are soon to follow, with an Avengers style team-up in The Defenders. But not all characters' legacies necessarily make the transition into super-teams. Rosario Dawson's Night Nurse-inspired Claire Temple is starting to look like a staple across the many Netflix series, and soon she won't be the only one.
Misty Knight is an ex-cop, a private eye, an amputee, and bearer of a replacement bionic arm (courtesy of Tony Stark). She's also set to make an appearance in Luke Cage this fall, played by Simone Missick.
In an interview with THR, Marvel's head of television Jeph Loeb revealed that we should expect to be seeing a lot of Missick's Misty Knight moving forward:
"Simone just knocked it so far out of the park that we're still trying to find the baseball. It's somewhere out there traversing the globe. So it's really great. And I can tell you that what she's doing on Iron Fist, it's just incredible. The fans are really going to love it."
[UPDATE: CBR has been informed by a Marvel TV rep that the Misty Knight character will not be appearing in the Iron Fist TV series. The above quote has since been amended in the original report, with "Iron Fist" replaced by "Luke Cage". The remainder of this article has been left as it was originally published.]
While Misty Knight has been both a romantic and heroic partner to both Luke Cage and Danny Rand, a.k.a. Iron Fist in her comic book past, this is our first confirmation that her character wouldn't just be limited to the former's show. Iron Fist will also be introducing Misty's partner Colleen Wing from the Daughters of the Dragon comic book, making it easy to speculate that the two may have a big role in the futures of Marvel's street level heroes.
While Loeb said that Marvel and Netflix currently have their hands full with the six series they're already working on, he didn't rule out the possibility of Misty possibly getting her own show or a Daughters of the Dragon spinoff in the future. Missick certainly seemed game for the possibility:
"Somebody put it on Twitter that they want to see a Misty Knight series with Shonda Rhimes as one of the writers. I was like, 'Hell yeah!' How cool would that be? If you say it, if you put it out there, maybe it will happen. Tweet it, and it will come."
All in all, it's exciting news for fans of Misty Knight and Marvel's sprawling continuity. Only time will tell whether the MCU's Netflix shows will hit the crossover level potential of the films (or if they'll crossover with the films, for that matter), but either way, it's looking like a wild ride.
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.
Update Source: CBR