If you have yet to finish or see any of Marvel’s The Defenders, this post (and headline) are a bit of a spoiler for you. It doesn’t ruin much of the miniseries, but gives you an idea of the outcome of Simone Missick’s Misty Knight following the 8-episode run.
Fans of Mercedes Knight in the comics will have already seen this coming: Misty’s bionic right arm of justice!
Given the first season of Luke Cage it was a bit hard to see if they’d ever go as far as having Misty lose her arm.
In the comics, the arm is taken by an explosion. She has it replaced by a bionic arm furnished by none other than Tony “Iron Man” Stark. They gave a nod to this with Misty hurting her arm during the first season of Luke’s show, but it seemed like that might be the most they would touch on it.
Shock of shocks that they went full bore when Misty’s right arm is severed by one of the “fingers” of the Hand, Bakuto, while fighting him alongside Claire Temple and Colleen Wing in the final episode of The Defenders. Misty is eventually tended to in a hospital owned by Iron Fist Danny Rand. When Colleen checks on her, she mentions that the hospital is state of the art and they allude to the idea that the Danny could use his vast resources to help with her arm.
Simone Missick is set as a series regular for the second frame of Iron Fist, but first she’s going to appear alongside the Unbreakable Defender in Luke Cage Season 2. And today we have our first look at Misty’s new arm, courtesy of Marvel, Netflix, and Entertainment Weekly:
Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2 is currently filming and is expected to debut sometime in 2018.