The Heroes for Hire are back in business.
Danny Rand (Finn Jones) a.k.a. the Immortal Iron Fist a.k.a. Protector of K’un-Lun a.k.a. Sworn Enemy of the Hand a.k.a. the Defender the other Defenders kept picking on will appear in the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage with Luke Cage (Mike Colter) himself.
Marvel is keeping details of Danny’s involvement under wraps, but when Luke’s standalone series returns on Netflix, the two comic-book partners will be seen together at least once. EW has the evidence with this exclusive first look at the pair in season 2:
The characters last worked alongside each other in Marvel’s The Defenders, which saw New York’s street-level heroes Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage, and Iron Fist begrudgingly unite to take down the Hand. (Spoilers ahead!) At the end of the team-up miniseries, they parted ways: Luke returned to Harlem, and Danny, finally sporting a green-and-yellow tracksuit, vowed to help protect the city at night. It’s a move that honors Daredevil, who appeared to die during the battle at Midland Circle. (Viewers, though, know that’s not the case.)
No word yet on what brings two of the four Defenders back in each other’s orbit — maybe Misty (Simone Missick) wants to thank Danny for her new arm? — but here’s hoping it’s to fight enemies, not each other. That’d be moving forward.
Marvel’s Luke Cage returns in 2018 on Netflix.