In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where you have movies pulling your heartstrings for a talking raccoon and his sentient tree friend, it is almost insulting to use the word “grounded.” Marvel has proven, time and time again, that they can create movies from even their most outlandish comics, keep them true to the source, and still make the characters, and their world, relatable.
But the television side of the MCU still clings to this concept of grounding the characters. Fans could debate to no end how this may have impacted the final product for Iron Fist, a character born from a battle with a dragon. When we next see Danny Rand (Finn Jones) on Netflix, he will be with three other characters praised for their grounded stand-alone series. One of those characters, the most well-known of The Defenders (as he was the first), is Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock. Cox recently explained to Empire Online that somehow, these contradictions will work.
“I was concerned about how you could combine these worlds. Tonally they feel so different. But it feels like all the characters have been respected, and the show has a tone of its own. [They’ve] kept it grounded, but at the same time it lives in a slightly mythical world.”
Of course, Iron Fist isn’t the only show that has ventured into a mythical world, so far. The second season of Daredevil introduced the idea of The Hand resurrecting people, and introduced many questions that have yet to be answered. The first season of Jessica Jones centered around Kilgrave, a villain who controlled minds. The only hero that may still believe that everything happening, going into The Defenders is the result of science, is Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage. However, Colter explained that this mythical world won’t be able to bring the four together as lifelong besties.
“We’re very reluctant at first. Nobody really wants to work with anyone. By the end of the show, I think it might be more like The Hangover.” laughs Colter. “‘I don’t ever want to see you again!’”
Hopefully The Defenders will all see each other again, eventually, as most fans are hoping that the characters are more likely to appear in together in the future seasons of each Netflix stand-alone show, after they have all formally met. But the journey of their coming together, and what keeps them from being besties, will be a mystery until August 18, when The Defenders premieres in it’s entirety, on Netflix.
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Source: Empire Online