How often does Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb get asked about Netflix doing a “Daughters of the Dragon” or a “Heroes for Hire” team-up series?
“Daily,” Loeb said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “It might be hourly if I had a Twitter account that I had to look at.”
“Daughters of the Dragon” refers to the team of Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, who are played in the Marvel series on Netflix by Simone Missick and Jessica Henwick, respectively. “Heroes for Hire” meanwhile, refers to the team-up of Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand (Finn Jones).
“I think that’s as much a compliment to those original characters as it is to Jessica [Henwick] and Simone [Missick]’s portrayals, so that’s a regular thought,” Loeb continued. “But right now we do have five series, and that’s an enormous responsibility, to continue to tell great stories with Matt and Jessica [Jones] and Luke and Danny and Frank [Castle].”
Netflix announced this week that the third season of “Daredevil” will premiere Oct. 19.
Besides, fans essentially got a version of “Daughters of the Dragon” during season 2 of “Iron Fist,” says showrunner Raven Metzner.
Missick appeared in half of “Iron Fist’s” second season, often sharing scenes and teaming up with Henwick to punch the bad guys, much like their comics counterparts. Metzner said that all it was missing was them wearing their comics-accurate costumes (Misty in red, Colleen in White).
“Do [fans] want Misty and Colleen to literally say out loud ‘We are the Daughters of the Dragon’?” Metzner told TheWrap. “Do you want more of this? Cool. I want more too.” But when asked if ever thinks it will happen, he says it’s “a larger question outside of my pay grade.”
You can read Loeb’s full interview with EW here.