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Video+Story – TNTM: Luke Cage Season 2 on Netflix

The Marvel comic book series on Netflix have been a huge hit. Marvel used a bunch of street level heroes that all reside in the same vicinity. There is bound to be some cross-over of characters when they are all super-powered and living in the same neighborhood.

Marvel used their tried-and-true method of introducing individual characters and then putting them together in a group. We got Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist before they pushed out the group series of Defenders.

A lot of those series were good enough to get second (and third) seasons. Luke Cage is one of those characters. In the comics Luke Cage is a very likable guy that is always trying to do what is right regardless of the cost. Mike Colter does an excellent job bringing Luke to life on the screen.

There has been some leaks that Theo Rossi’s Shades Alvarez character will be making a return. I am more excited for the second piece of info that was leaked. Bushmaster is supposed to be Luke Cage’s main villain in season 2. Bushmaster is a formidable opponent and should wreak much more havoc than Diamondback.

They have also alluded to the fact we may see the beginnings of Heroes for Hire with Luke and Danny Rand teaming up. I can’t wait to see the Defenders get their backstory fleshed out a little more in individual series before Defenders season 2 comes out.

Who do you want to see get their own Netflix series? What villain should show up in NYC? Let us know in the comments.

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TNTM: The Defenders on Netflix

The Marvel method of introducing the audience to individual characters before launching them into a group movie has proven to be very successful. They are following the same plan for their Netflix series, The Defenders.

We have seen seasons of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. We have had two seasons of Daredevil. The even used the second season of Daredevil to launch their Punisher series. That is for another podcast though. They will be throwing these characters together (minus Punisher) to form the street level heroes team of the Defenders.

The Defenders will be pitted against the Hand, who played an integral part in the individual series. Any good Marvel fan knows when the Hand is involved you are likely to see Stick and Elektra as well. They are both in the Defenders series.

Continuing the tradition on being in every Netflix Marvel series to date, Rosario Dawson will be reprising her role as Claire Temple (Night Nurse).

We will see Sigourney Weaver in the Defenders as Alexandra. Not much is known about this character except she holds weight within the Hand organization.

I am hoping they can capture the same Marvel team dynamic from the movies to the TV screen. I can’t wait to see the buddy banter between Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Hopefully they will pull Misty Knight away from the police force and onto the team in season one. Her and Colleen Wing play off each other very well. Jessica Jones should keep the whole team grounded and focused on their task.

Gotta admit… I’m getting a little hyped.

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TNTM: Marvel’s Iron Fist Netflix Original Series

Netflix has been killing it with their Marvel Comics super hero series. Their use of the oft-forgotten street level heroes has been a huge hit for them.

It all started with Daredevil taking on the Kingpin in Daredevil season one. Next we were introduced to Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in the Jessica Jones series.

The Luke Cage series gave us the back story on Luke as well as introducing Misty Knight and teasing Colleen Wing. Daredevil season 2 put the Punisher front and center. The Punisher was so well received they greenlit a series focused on him. Now we are getting to see Danny Rand/Iron Fist in his own series. All of this is leading up to the Defenders series where they all work together to stop crime in New York.

Finn Jones will star as Danny Rand/Iron Fist on the Netflix series scheduled for release on March 17, 2017. The plot has Danny returning to New York City after being presumed dead for 15 years. He has come back to reclaim his family’s company. When a threat emerges Danny must choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.

Who is Iron Fist?

Danny’s father, Wendell had found the mystical city of K’un-L’un as a young boy. During his time in K’un L’un, Wendell saved the life of the city’s ruler, Lord Tuan and was adopted by him. Wendell eventually left K’un L’un and became a wealthy entrepreneur in the United States.

Wendell later organized an expedition to rediscover K’un L’un. He took his wife, his business partner, and his nine-year-old son (Daniel). On the climb up the mountain, Daniel slips off the path. His tie-rope pulls his mother and father with him.

Wendell ends up falling to his death. Daniel and his mother come across a makeshift bridge that appears out of nowhere. They are then attacked by a pack of wolves. Daniel’s mother throws herself on the wolves to save him. The K’un L’un archers try unsuccessfully to save her. The archers take Daniel to see Yü-Ti, the hooded ruler of K’un L’un. Yü-Ti apprentices him to Lei Kung, the Thunderer, who teaches him the martial arts.

Daniel proves to be the most gifted of Lei Kung’s students. At 19 Daniel is given the chance to attain the power of the Iron Fist by fighting and defeating the dragon Shou-Lao the Undying. Shou-Lao guards the molten heart that had been torn from his body. Daniel figured out the heart provides life energy to Shou-Lao through the dragon-shaped scar on its chest. He covers the scar with his own body and hangs on until Shou-Lao collapses and dies. The process burned a dragon tattoo into his own chest. Daniel enters the dragon’s cave and plunges his fists into a brazier containing the creature’s molten heart. This grants him the power of the Iron Fist.

When K’un L’un reappears on Earth after 10 years, Daniel leaves to return to New York. It is during this time he teams up with Luke Cage to form Heroes for Hire. They will be uniting with Misty Knight, Jessica Jones, Daredevil to form a new group called the Defenders. Luke Cage is the only character that was consistently a member of the older Defenders comic book series. Marvel plans to launch a new Defenders comic book using these characters in 2017.

Iron Fists Powers and Abilities

Danny Rand has been infused with the dragon’s (Shou-Lao) superhuman energy. He has received extensive martial arts training from Lei Kung the Thunderer. Danny is able to concentrate his chi and the superhuman energy from Shou-Lao’s heart into his hand. He can use this “iron fist” to strike with superhuman hardness and impact. Summoning the power required to use this ability leaves Danny physically/mentally drained and unable to repeat the act for a time.

He is also able to focus his chi inward to heal himself or outward to heal others of injury. He can give himself psychic senses and telepathically fuse his consciousness with another person.

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