Mike Colter On How 'The Defenders' Is Bigger Than Just Harlem

We wrap up the Marvel's The Defenders red carpet interviews with Marvel's Luke Cage…though two of the people interview are actually from all four/five series. Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb talks about how excited he is to have all four of the characters on the screen together and that what Marvel did was unique in bringing together for distinct series into one — not something anyone else has ever tried before. See what happens when you apply comic book rules to television and film? He also talks about the friendship that blossomed between the four leads while working together.

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We also get Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and Rosario Dawson, who is the glue that hold the Netflix universe together as Claire Temple. Dawson talks about how it's fun to be the character that knows everyone, yet is not as involved this time, so she can kick back and watch. Missick explains that her character goes through some changes in the series and how the actress is looking forward to seeing Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) in action… moving ever so closer to the Daughters of the Dragon.

Colter may have given the most interesting answer when asked who he was most interested in seeing int he series: he said Scott Glenn's character Stick. He says that Stick has a very interesting story arc in the Defenders. Luke is going to be very busy in this series, as he has his relationship with Claire now, yet there are Misty and Jessica (Krysten Ritter) around. Colter also talks about Harlem, which was so important in the Luke Cage series and is represented here, but the story is about all of New York.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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