“I can tell you that what she’s doing on Iron Fist, it’s just incredible,” Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The fans are really going to love it.”
It’s not really a surprise that Misty Knight would appear in both series, as the character has a long history as an ally and love interest of both Luke Cage and Danny Rand (aka Iron Fist).
However, the Hollywood Reporter piece doesn’t focus so much on Missick’s Iron Fist role as it does on speculation that Misty Knight could receive her own spinoff series. Although Missick is enthusiastically behind the idea, it’s clear from Loeb’s comments that it’s purely speculation at this point.
“We certainly have plans for all of our characters,” he said. “A lot of it has to do with exactly how many shows Netflix is actually going to let us make. We’re up to six now. […] At a certain point, we have to be careful that we’re not becoming the Marvel channel on Netflix. “Nor would we, but I think Netflix is being very selective in terms of where we’re going. That being said, Simone just knocked it so far out of the park that we’re still trying to find the baseball. It’s somewhere out there traversing the globe. So it’s really great. And I can tell you that what she’s doing on Luke Cage, it’s just incredible. The fans are really going to love it. And wait until you see Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing. She’s amazing.”
For what it’s worth, Missick has no problems with seeing her own spin-off series.
“Somebody put it on Twitter that they want to see a Misty Knight series with Shonda Rhimes as one of the writers. I was like, ‘Hell yeah!’ How cool would that be? If you say it, if you put it out there, maybe it will happen. Tweet it, and it will come.”
Missick will join Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley and Sônia Braga in Luke Cage, which arrives Sept. 30 on Netflix. She’ll then return alongside Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup and Tom Pelphrey in Iron Fist, which is set to debut in 2017.
Do you like Simone Missick? How do you think she can make either of these Netflix shows even more exciting? What about the idea of Netflix becoming the Marvel channel? How about spinning off and creating a Marvel channel?
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