With Luge Cage finally arriving tomorrow, you might decide to not focus on anymore news concerning the show until you’ve watched every episode at least twice. Don’t worry guys, this tidbit of news holds no spoilers. Simone Missick, who will play Misty Knight, a supporting character in the upcoming first season, will be appearing in The Defenders, the team up series starring Daredevil/Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist/Danny Rand (Finn Jones). While other supporting characters will appear in The Defenders, like Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson, Daredevil), Rachel Taylor (Trish Walker, Jessica Jones), and Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse, Jessica Jones), Knight had not been confirmed yet.
In the comics, Misty Knight is a detective who eventually works with Luke Cage in ‘Heroes for Hire’ with Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Punisher, Black Widow, Paladin, Falcon, Silver Sable, and Elektra, among others throughout the years. In what we’ve seen of her so far, she’s missing a vital part of herself she normally features in the comics. It might be a major plot point in the show though, so if you don’t know what it is, I won’t spoil it for you. She also has an eventual relationship with Danny Rand, or Iron Fist (they were the first interracial relationship ever featured in a Marvel comic), so hopefully they won’t cut that out of the show.
While we haven’t seen Missick’s performance as the bad ass crime-fighting detective yet, it’s good to know that the show won’t be using her as a throw away character in the show. As a huge fan of hers in the comics, I for one am counting down the hours until I can binge every episode.
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Source: The Wrap