This just in! Marvel and Netflix have announced that after the fall out from ‘The Defenders’ we’ll be seeing a new set of superheroes and villains gracing the small screen! When the dust settles and the heroes are gone, ‘She-Hulk’, ‘Cloak & Dagger’, ‘Bullseye’, and ‘Elektra‘ are all going to be busy in Hell’s Kitchen – though clearly not all of them will have the populace’s best interests at heart. As with the prior set of series before these, we don’t have a lot of details but what we do know is that things don’t look good for all of our heroes as ‘The Defenders’ come to a close.
At least not legally.
Secret identities are important and when the fallout from ‘The Defenders’ hit we see that those with powers need a certain kind of lawyer who can help them out. As Luke Cage has taken the fall for the team’s actions you would think that Matt Murdock would be the first in line to help get him off the hook. However, Jessica Jones has sought out the best legal council that money can buy and that just happens to be one Jennifer Walters who also is leading the double life of She-Hulk. To steer the series in the right direction they have tapped long term ‘The Good Wife’ director Rosemary Rodriguez as the showrunner to be able to mix in the right mixture of humor and drama to make this “action-comedy legal procedural” have just the tone that they are looking for.
While this version of ‘The Defenders’ is more of the ‘Heroes for Hire’ lineup, She-Hulk was on one of the rosters of ‘The Defenders’ so it wouldn’t be a stretch to see her introduced in the series, even if it just as a cameo.
There is no news yet on what we can expect from ‘Cloak & Dagger’, ‘Bullseye’, and ‘Elektra’, which isn’t too surprising with how long it took us to find out about any of the other Marvel Netflix series.
‘Cloak & Dagger’ would be a good fit to tie in with ‘Iron Fist’ or perhaps somehow be created by the same company which made the company who made the radioactive waste that gave us Daredevil or perhaps the same kind of experimentation that gave us Luke Cage.
I would hope that ‘Bullseye’ is really an excuse to not only bring back The Kingpin but The Punisher as well. They are such a perfect trio to throw into the same mix and as Netflix still doesn’t want to give Frank Castle his own show it would be the best way to bring him back.
Honestly, Elektra is always good for being a hero or villain. She’s been both in the past and is perfect for a redemption arc on top of that. Of course, with her death she could be resurrected by The Hand in her own series.
There are so many good ways they could run with it! No matter what story arcs play out here, I for one can’t wait to see these heroes grace the small screen!
Which new hero are you looking forward to seeing on Netflix? Who would you want to see playing the new additions to Marvel’s Netflix Universe? More importantly, Happy April Fool’s Day True Believers!
EDIT: April Fool’s Joke? Prophecy? Early Privileged Information? Who Cares?! ‘Cloak & Dagger’ IS Coming To TV Fellow True Believers!
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