Misty Knight Confirmed For Marvel’s The Defenders Miniseries

Credit: Netflix/Marvel
Credit: Netflix/Marvel

Luke Cage is dropping in just a few hours.

We here at 4 Your Excitement are excited as all get out. Of course, this tends to be the reaction to any piece of Marvel news. But there’s a special kind of excitement that I associate with Marvel/Netflix shows.

They just take the art of the superhero story to an entirely new level. Plus, after seeing clips at SDCC, I’ve fallen in love with how flat out gorgeous this show looks. I’m ready to devour every bit of the show in a day-long binge that I have long accepted being part and parcel of being a grad student.

I am ready.

What I’m not ready for, however, is the assault of emotions that The Defenders will bring me. The show, much like The Avengers, will see all four “street-level” heroes come together and fight a threat facing New York.

While we can definitely expect the titular heroes of the individual shows, we have to wonder who from their casts will be coming along. Few have been confirmed, but knowing more always helps.

In an interview with The Wrap, Simone Missick officially confirmed her involvement in the project. On Luke Cage, she’ll be playing Missy Knight. In comics, Knight is a badass cyborg, former NYPD detective, and Hero-for-Hire. Many people are excited to see Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand (Finn Jones) get together, but I’m ready for Missy Knight and Colleen Wing (Jessica Drew) to team up.

Give it to me.

Missick said: “I believe I’m safe to say that I will be on ‘The Defenders’. Spoiler alert! If I lose my job because of this interview, sorry! I was supposed to be on ‘The Defenders,’ until I got fired. 

Gah. Marvel why do you have to make me wait for all the amazingness in my life?

Bec Heim