As intimated in previous articles, Marvel Comics fans of the Heroes for Hire: Iron Fist Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and “Power Man” Luke Cage (Mike Colter) will have to wait awhile to see the power duo together. Jones confirmed this during a roundtable at the Television Critics Association press when discussing the second season of Marvel’s Iron Fist.
“Well, Mike isn’t in Season Two, unfortunately, I wish he was, I love working with Mike. I hope to see more Heroes for Hire in the future. I think it’s a great pairing, I think Heroes For Hire and Daughters of the Dragon is just gold! So hopefully that will happen later on down the line, but right now we’re just focusing on a true Iron Fist story.”
Fans who hoped that Luke would return the favor as Danny makes an appearance in the tenth episode of Marvel’s Luke Cage Season Two, “The Main Ingredient.” In this episode, Danny shows up at Luke’s barber shop in support of his friend during a bad moment. In his guest spot, fans responded to Jones’ Danny Rand with a lot more positivity than most did to the first season of Iron Fist, as reported by Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker.
“I mean, the thing is, I think we just were collectively arrogant enough to think that he was going to be different in our show than anywhere else. And so that’s just kind of what we did, we said, ‘Okay, this works in the comics, we love this character with our main character, let’s just figure out a way to make him cool.”
Time will tell if the Heroes for Hire will return but if enough fans demand it, I’m sure they will.
I am a 50 something child of the 70’s who admits to being a Star Trek/Star Wars/Comic Book junkie who once dove head first over a cliff (Ok, it was a small hill) to try to rescue his Fantastic Four comic from a watery grave. I am married to a lovely woman who is as crazy as I am and the proud parent of a 15 year old boy with autism. My wife and son are my real heroes.