As we get even closer to the season one premiere of The Defenders, on August 18th, I started a wishlist of sorts. With this many amazing characters in one series, and let’s face it a pretty amazing cast to round it out, these first 8 episodes are going to be crazy awesome. There are no spoilers for the season included in my wishlist but, a few if you haven’t caught up on all the series yet.
Jessica Jones with a female love interest
I would love to see Jessica and Trish together as a couple. I’m one of those fans that seen the love between them and read it as more than a sisterly bond forged by shared experience. But even her having interest in another woman would be a huge win in my books.
Claire Temple happy and at peace at some point
Maybe hanging out on a comfy couch eating some pizza from Joe’s cuddled up with Luke. Claire has been through the ringer between all four of the series leading up to this. She’s been hunted, kidnapped, beat and laid a beating. But now she deserves a night off, even if it’s just a quick shot I’d be happy.
Foggy Nelson holding a hockey stick or puck
Let’s face it if you grew up in the same generation I did the first thing you thought of seeing this version of Foggy was Fulton! Fulton! Fulton! I would love a random meta moment (Marvel is great at these nods to fans) of Foggy holding a hockey stick or a puck. If you’re confused what I’m talking about I highly recommend searching Youtube for the Mighty Ducks trailer. Well worth it.
A group bar scene, preferably when they’re nursing their wounds
I love when Marvel does stuff like this with the Avengers. And we did get a peak of them as a group at the Restaurant. But I would love to have them snarking back and forth with a good scotch in front of them. Especially if it’s reminding about getting their collective butts kicked. Luke could even behind the bar or they could just take over Josie’s and I’d be happy
Stick & Alexandra going toe to toe
Come one the original Creasy versus Ripley. You know that’s gonna be amazing. These actors are both amazing and have lots of experience in the action industry. But seeing the neat and polished appearance of Alexandra wash away to allow her violent side out against the formidable Stick would just take the cake. As the leader of the Hand she obviously would have quite extensive training as well.
More moments of puppy dog Matt and grumpy old man Luke
Again another moment that we got snippets of in the trailer. I feel like the tone of The Defenders is going to lend itself to a few more moments of levity than the separate series had. They all have some pretty dark moments. But in typical Marvel fashion there’s still a few light moments to lift it up. And the interaction between these two would open up the opportunity for more of it.
Don’t forget to catch up on Daredevil Season 1, Jessica Jones, Daredevil Season 2, Luke Cage and Iron Fist before the season premier of The Defenders August 18 on Netflix.