The Marvel/Netflix television shows opened a new door for Marvel superheroes and the first chapter of that new world is coming to a close this week. In an interview with Digital Spy Finn Jones (Iron Fist) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil) spoke about how this is the end of phase one and they are moving into phase two of the Marvel/Netflix universe.
“Let’s just say there are certain events that happen at the end of The Defenders which are going to rock everyone’s world,” Jones hinted. “So people aren’t going to be the same after the end of The Defenders.”
When it comes to the Defenders one of the relationships people are looking forward to seeing develop is Danny Rand and Luke Cage (Mike Colter). We’ve seen the way they play off of each other in real life so fans are hoping that will translate on screen.
“Me and Mike get on really well, we have a natural good chemistry,” said Jones. “The way that Marco’s written Danny and Luke is really clever – it’s not on the nose, and it feels relevant. The pairing feels relevant, which I think is the most important thing.”
Charlie Cox agrees that the chemistry for the Heroes for Hire is there.
“They’re some of my favourite scenes, actually. And it definitely feels like the start of something big.”
The grand scale of the Defenders was a little hard for some of the actors to take in even as they were signing their contracts.
“Yeah… that’s just a lot to compute,” agreed Cox. “That’s Phase One? How many f**king Phases are there?! I go into so many meetings, where they’re like, ‘We’re making this show, but the end goal is that we’re gonna rule the world’ – and then you do a pilot and it doesn’t get picked up to series. So I remember signing this contract and just thinking, ‘Yeah, let’s just deal with Daredevil, shall we? And see how it goes’.”
Considering how well received all of the Marvel/Netflix series have been it’s safe to say that it’s going well.
Summary: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up to fight crime in New York City.
Marvel’s The Defenders, created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, and Sigourney Weaver. It will stream to Netflix on August 18th.
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