Spoilers for the end of The Defenders follow.
Matt Murdock will likely be the one who walks out the most changed from The Defenders miniseries that just dropped on Netflix this weekend. The climactic team-up series revolved around the Hand, a common foe for Matt since the first season of Daredevil, and Elektra, his tragic, star-crossed killer ex.
So how will Matt Murdock come out of Defenders into Daredevil season 3, set to hit Netflix in 2018? Not great, if star Charlie Cox‘s hints at the third season’s storylines come to fruition.
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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: why Marvel’s Iron Fist really blew it by not casting Lewis Tan in the lead role.)
Could Iron Fist have been received better if it had cast an Asian-American as Danny Rand?
Until now, that was a pipe dream for many critics of the latest Marvel Netflix show, who lambasted the series for perpetuating the myth of the white savior by choosing to stay loyal to the comic-book depiction of Rand: as a white, blonde outsider who can punch things with his magic fist. But it was recently revealed that half-Chinese actor Lewis Tan, who played one-off villain Zhou Cheng in episode eight of Iron Fist, was on hold for the part until they ultimately cast Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones.
Let me take a deep breath. I have a lot to say about this.
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