If this “first look” of them sharing screen time together in Season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage is any indication, it might not be long before we see Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) putting out cheesy late-night public access commercials for their new Heroes for Hire business.
Though details on his involvement in Cage’s universe for the show’s second season, the following pic (an exclusive released by Netflix to Entertainment Weekly) confirms that the duo will be seen together at least once during the show’s sophomore season:
In the comic books, the original “Heroes for Hire” concept was Cage’s attempt to merge the usually non-profit life of a super hero with the business aspects of a private investigation practice. Although Cage and Rand would become partners (and share Cage’s comic book), the pair would still continue with Cage’s for-hire business model. The two would go on to form a new Heroes for Hire, Inc, founded by attorney Jeryn Hogarth and staffed by administrative wunderkind Jennie Royce.
What’s interesting is that the pair parted ways at the end of The Defenders television series, with Cage returning to his home in Harlem and Rand vowing to protect the city in memory of a fallen hero and with a greater sense of confidence in his abilities. What brings the two heroes back into each other’s lives is still unclear; and if this is the sign of something bigger, or a simply a mere one-off.
Luke Cage Season 2 stars Colter as Luke Cage; Simone Missick as Mercedes “Misty” Knight; Theo Rossi as Hernan “Shades” Alvarez; Mustafa Shakir as John McIver; Gabrielle Dennis as Tilda Johnson; Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple; Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard; and Thomas Q. Jones as Comanche
A second season of the series was ordered in December 2016; with filming started in June 2017 and expected to last through March 2018. Marvel’s Luke Cage returns in 2018 on Netflix.