‘The Defenders’: Heroes For Hire Teased By Mike Colter, Will “Pay Homage To The Fanboys”

Jan 15, 2017
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One of the most anticipated acpestcs of the 2017 Netflix series The Defenders isn’t just the teaming up of all four street-level Marvel heroes, but two in particular that make up the infamous “Heroes for Hire” from the comics: Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

As of right now, we’ve met Luke Cage in both Jessica Jones and his own self-titles show, but Iron Fist aka Danny Rand’s series still has not aired yet. From what we’ve seen of the series, Rand is a young man who seems to be new to the superhero game in contrast with Colter’s Luke Cage as a much more experienced and mature hero.

On paper, the two don’t seem like they should get along, but while speaking with Entertainment Weekly, actor Mike Colter made the argument that the combination will work. Check out exactly what he had to say:

“He’s a young guy. There’s an exuberance that Iron Fist comes with that Luke Cage wants to temper a bit. It can’t help but have a wisdom-versus-youth quality… Danny comes out like a bull in a china shop in some ways, and I think Luke has seen the world and knows certain things. It’s a cool combination that’ll work out.”

Cage considers himself the “wise one”, while Iron Fist will fill the role of the inexperienced hero. The pair will form a mentor-mentee relationship, and it will be interesting to see how that relationship eventually translates into the formation of the Heroes for Hire.

Colter went on to explain that although they will be paying homage to the Heroes for Hire, it will be translated to fit a new day and age:

“We definitely want to pay homage to the fanboys, but we want to make it make sense in this time period.”

According to Colter, fans of the original Heroes for Hire will not go home unhappy.

Are you excited to hear about the relationship between Luke Cage and Iron Fist? Do you want to see a full-on Heroes for Hire? Let us know your thoughts below in the comments.

Netflix’s The Defenders is slated for a 2017 streaming release.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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