One has to be very impressed at how quickly Marvel Television and Netflix appear to be cranking out their street superhero miniseries shows on the media streaming platform. “The Defenders,” the team-up installment that brought together the main characters of its preceding solo hero shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist) landed on Netflix this August. A new solo hero miniseries on “The Punisher” is slated to premiere before the year is out.

But already the studios are hard at work, shooting the second season of “Luke Cage” starring Mike Colter. And based on a leaked photo of one scene, it looks like he will be joined by Danny Rand/Iron Fist (portrayed by Finn Jones).

‘The Defenders’ aftermath

It was only one picture, so it does not confirm or debunk if Finn Jones will be playing the Immortal Iron Fist in a guest or recurring role for “Luke Cage” season 2.

Still, fans of the Marvel Netflix superhero sub-franchise can have a lot to be excited about from a scene where Mike Colter and Jones appear to be having a tense conversation. It bears repeating that story-wise, the two have worked together with Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox) as an ad hoc hero team in “The Defenders.”

That chapter of the Marvel Netflix saga showed the four street-level heroes introduced so far, joining forces with their respective allies to take on the vile ninja clan the Hand, led by Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver) and Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung).

During their cooperation, Iron Fist was one of the driving forces towards beating the Hand but he was also constantly snarked at by his companions. With the members going their separate ways, in the end, Rand must have decided to follow Luke Cage back to Harlem.

Live-action ‘Heroes for Hire’

The possibility of Luke Cage and Iron Fist working as a duo in the Netflix series is a major one for Marvel Comics fans, who remember how the two, during their 1970s heyday, started a freelancing operation called Heroes for Hire.

That team name has endured in the street-hero corners of the Marvel Comic universe going through various incarnations, mostly with Luke and Danny or their friends in charge. Finn Jones as Danny in “Luke Cage” is also a great way to keep his character relevant in the franchise despite the bad performance of his own standalone series.

Luke Cage” season 2 has already confirmed the reprisal of Simone Messick as NYPD detective Misty Knight, still ready to wade into action thanks to having her severed right arm replaced by a cybernetic prosthetic as in the comics.

The series will premiere on Netflix by 2018, following “The Punisher” at the end of this year.

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