Marvel Television doesn’t seem to be in any particular rush to bring a follow-up to last year’s superhero team-up limited series. Last August saw the culmination of the Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist shows in The Defenders. Given the overall quality of most of those shows, there was a lot of anticipation heading into it.
Sadly, The Defenders seemed to land with a bit of a thud. It wasn’t an awful show, by any means, but it did seem to sort of drag along a bit, with its villain feeling like a boring afterthought to the series itself. In a franchise where the villains are often highlighted as the best part of each show, The Defenders didn’t really deliver.
In the past, actress Krysten Ritter seemed to imply that there were no plans to bring a second season of the limited series, and in a recent AMA with Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb, he pretty much confirmed that, saying there were no current plans, “but you never know!”
Do I think it’s going to happen? Yes. However, it doesn’t sound like it’s a priority for them. In addition to being an underwhelming show for many fans, it looks as though the numbers for it were similarly underwhelming, otherwise, they’d likely already have a series in the pipeline ready to go.
But don’t fret. We still have plenty of other content ahead of us, with Luke Cage coming up, Daredevil Season 2, The Punisher Season 2, and Iron Fist Season 2 — enough time for things to turn around…and maybe they’ll be able to perfect the choreography of those fight scenes.
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