Daredevil's Role In 'The Defenders' Might Have Been Revealed

As far as the Marvel Universe goes, Hell's Kitchen is a battleground for heroes and villains alike. That is exactly why Marvel and Netflix are gearing up for the one superhero series that can fight against it all: The Defenders. The show — set to premiere in 2017 — will bring together the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, as they fight together to protect their beloved city. And, according to, Charlie Cox's latest interview on the Daredevil's role within The Defenders , there's a chance that there might be something of a power struggle on the team. Apparently, every superhero team needs it's leader, but I can't see Jessica Jones being anyone's sidekick.

In an exclusive interview with Empire magazine, Cox did make it sound like his character could be the leader of the upcoming superhero pack. “He can’t do this alone. He’s been so adamant about being a lone wolf, about doing it himself, so I think that in order for him to get to The Defenders we needed this second season," he explained. "We needed to see him be broken individually so that he can — he’s willing to form a team. The lesson that Matt has had to learn in the second season of Daredevil is that he needs help.” And that all makes perfect sense, right? But it's seeing how such wildly independent characters even can come together that is the most terrifying and intriguing part.

Jessica Jones actress Krysten Ritter agrees with this assessment. In a December interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress behind Jessica Jones spoke about this superhero team-up concept in saying, "It will be interesting to see how Jessica Jones fits in with those other guys because she doesn't want to be a superhero. I have no idea how she's going to be forced to team up with all of them." Which only confirms my feelings on why Matt bringing the team together will be so confusing. As we've seen time and time again, strong women in the Marvel Universe oftentimes don't need to be put in the superhero spotlight to fight for what they feel strongly about. And, when they are fighting for what they want, they also don't associate themselves with being second fiddle to anyone. I certainly don't see Jessica Jones following anybody else's rules but her own.

All Marvel fans have to do is wait and see how all of the different Netflix series' measure up so that The Defenders will be the reasonable next step. Right now, I definitely don't see Jessica Jones allowing herself to be part of any team she is not leading. And that means that the tension between Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock could certainly on. Let the teaming up and the battles begin.

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