Luke Cage
Luke Cage will be a mentor to Danny Rand/Iron Fist in Netflix's “The Defenders.” Myles Aronowitz/Netflix

Marvel will soon be ready to serve up a superhero team up in a TV show on Netflix. “The Defenders” will see Daredevil/Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist/Danny Rand (Finn Jones) come together to stop a villain. But how will the action-packed characters work together? More importantly, what kind of relationships are going to be formed?

On one hand, Luke Cage will share a mentor-mentee relationship with Iron Fist. Colter told Entertainment Weekly that his character will act like the conciliator of the group. “I’m the guy, the wisdom,” he said. “Luke is someone who’s, in a very mature way, compartmentalized his life.”

Colter explained, “He’s [Iron Fist is] a young guy. There’s an exuberance that Iron Fist comes with that Luke Cage wants to temper a bit. It can’t help but have a wisdom-versus-youth quality … Danny comes out like a bull in a china shop in some ways, and I think Luke has seen the world and knows certain things. It’s a cool combination that’ll work out.”

Although Rand and Cage will share a camaraderie, their dynamic isn’t going to be exactly like their comic book counterparts.

Furthermore, Cage was handcuffed and sent to Seagate Prison at the end of Season 1. However, it’s safe to assume that the man with unbreakable skin isn’t going to stay behind bars for long.

While Cage is the man with the wisdom and peacemaker of The Defenders, Jessica Jones is the one with the attitude. The series’ showrunner, Marco Ramirez, told EW that Jones is the most reluctant superhero of them all. He said, “She’s going to have to let three men into her life who she doesn’t 100 percent trust.”

Ritter teased that Jones and Daredevil have a cat-and-mouse dynamic. Both superheroes are extremely stubborn and the two personalities will often clash.

“The Defenders” airs on Netflix this summer.