It has been confirmed that Simone Missick will be part of Marvel’s the Defenders as Misty Knight. The first photo of the show revealed that the super detective from Luke Cage will meet another Marvel, superhero Jessica Jones played by Krysten Ritter. Based on the photo, the first meeting will be a bloody one.
The photo showed Jessica Jones is wearing her usual garb – black jacket and jeans – with her hands in the air all bruised and bloody while Misty Knight points a gun at her. We can only speculate that the two might have started on the wrong foot or there is some case of mistaken identity that has led to this tussle. Nevertheless, the photo piqued a lot of interest regarding the first episode of ‘The Defenders.’
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‘The Defenders’ will bring together four of Marvel’s heroes in Netflix, all of whom have sworn to protect New York City. Along with this merger will come some of their supporting casts as well.
Aside from Jessica Jones, ‘The Defenders’ will also star Matt Murdock aka Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Danny Rand aka Iron Fist (Finn Jones). This crossover is part of Netflix’s plan to increase the number of Marvel superheroes they introduce in their roster from two to three films a year.
All three Marvel series mentioned above, with the exception of ‘Luke Cage,’ will premiere in 2017. ‘Iron Fist’ has just finished filming while ‘The Punisher’ has just started in the first part of October. Meanwhile, ‘The Defenders’ will be the last one in the list to start production.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been expanding over the course of time. The latest addition is ‘Dr. Strange’ which will premiere this fall. Aside from Netflix, other Marvel superheroes are making their debut on ABC, Freeform, and Hulu.
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