We know tough cop Misty Knight will feature heavily in the first season of Marvel Studios and Netflix’s Luke Cage (which drops THIS Friday night!) but Simone Messick has also now confirmed that she will also be appearing in 2017’s Netflix series The Defenders…that is, if she didn’t violate her non-disclosure agreement when she mentioned it to The Wrap!
I believe I’m safe to say that I will be on ‘The Defenders. Spoiler alert! If I lose my job because of this interview, sorry! I was supposed to be on The Defenders, until I got fired!
Misty is a well-established character in the comics side of the Marvel Universe since the 1970s, first as a cop, then as the head of her own detective agency. She gained her most noticeable attribute, a bionic arm, from Tony Stark after losing hers preventing a bomb attack when she was a cop. It is not clear if Misty’s bionic arm will show up in the TV series, though she has suggested it may as MCU Exchange noted in this article.
The Defenders will bring together the heroes of Netflix corner of the MCU: Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones, *Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, and Finn Jones’s Iron Fist. Aside from Misty Knight, expect to see other familiar faces and supporting characters from the individual series showing up as well.
But that’s next year sometime. FIRST, we need to meet Misty. Something we get to do in less than 2 days as a Harlem-based cop investigating the emergence of a bulletproof man with super strength. Her dogged sleuthing soon has her bumping heads with Cage.
All 13 episodes of Luke Cage will be available on Netflix at 3am EDT early Friday morning!
Source: The Wrap