Speculation: The Defenders
As we all know, The Defenders will be coming to Netflix right after Iron Fist comes out. (Wanted to say after there's some Iron Fisting...but...well.. no.)
Before we get into who is in the team and all that, I think we should take some time to hope for quips that might appear in The Defenders: (This cover will basically give you a gist of what we hope for)
Thunderball. Real Pounding. Iron Fist. Piledriver. The Wrecker. Bulldozer. Finish him... Wrecking Crew? COME ON. The Wrecking crew needs to bust up the Heroes for Hire crew.
Anyway... The OG Core Defenders consists of:
- Doctor Strange
- Silver Surfer
I said core because there are alot of other heroes who join in such as Valkyrie, Nighthawk, Hellcat, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Angel, Atlas, Beast, Blazing Skull, Colossus, Hawkeye, Iceman, Moondragon, Nighthawk, She-Hulk, Son of Satan, Henry Pym, Falcon, Iron Fist, Nova, White Tiger and a dozen more people that I won't mention.
The Defenders started when Dr. Strange somehow got Namor to aid him to fight the demonic Undying Ones (somehow they teamed up with the Hulk as well). They usually handle mystical/supernatural threats and are so unofficial that everyone can just join in and call themselves the defenders. Their ranks are always changing but the mainstays are usually Dr Strange, Hulk and Namor.
Who MIGHT be in the THE (netflix) DEFENDERS (a.k.a. Heroes for Hire):
- Luke Cage
- Jessica Jones
- Iron Fist
I added Hellcat because she is a superhero in the comics and she was in training in the Jessica Jones series.
As for Shang-Chi... he will be in Iron Fist so we might as well include him.
How about The Punisher? He did join heroes for hire but... well.. nah. I wouldn't bet on it.
Heroes for Hire The Defenders will be appearing after Iron Fist is done. Till then, all we can do is speculate on who will be on the team.