Marvel/Netflix have enjoyed much critical success for their first two series, Daredevil and Jessica Jones. At San Diego Comic Con they used the platform to tease what’s coming up next with introductions to Luke Cage and Iron Fist as well as teasing Daredevil season 3 and the Defenders team up series. Check out the trailers for each below.
Marvel’s Luke Cage SDCC Teaser
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city–forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Mike Colter leads a cast that also includes Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Shades, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and the return of Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.
Daredevil Season 3 Announcement
It should come as no surprise that Daredevil has been renewed for a third season because the first two were awesome and received a ton of attention in both viewership and critical acclaim. I’d be interested to see moving forward how much each series is able to stand apart as its own entity following the events in the Defender series. One of my biggest knocks on the Marvel shared cinematic universe is that despite how awesome it is seeing all the heroes together and watching how the events in one film can affect another, they have to devote too much time in each movie setting up the next one and it is beginning to take away from the overall experience (I’m looking at you Age of Ultron). The Netflix shows exist within the same world as those films and there’s the occasional nod that those movies exist, but they don’t feel the need to shoehorn that into each episode. Hopefully each series can continue in that same fashion where the characters and events are effected by the other shows but they still feel isolated.
Marvel’s Daredevil stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock (who moonlights as The Man Without Fear), Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Scott Glenn as Stick, with Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios.and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.
Iron Fist Teaser
“Marvel’s Iron Fist follows Danny Rand (Finn Jones), who returns to New York City after being missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist. The cast also includes Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum.”
There has been much discussion about how the Iron Fist series faced some difficulties getting off the ground, specifically nailing down the tone and how they were going to incorporate the more supernatural elements of the character’s backstory into this more realistic and gritty world started by Daredevil. I’m intrigued to see how they manage to make Iron Fist work and feel similar to the other shows. Yes, they are all trying to find their distinct voice but the shows still need to feel unified. I have faith in Marvel/Netflix based on their track record thus far.
The Defenders Teaser
SDCC Marvel’s Netflix Sizzle Reel