Could more heroes be joining Netflix's Defenders line-up than just the stars of its solo shows? Marvel Comics revealed a series of what they call Defenders-themed variant covers featuring Netflix solo stars Daredevil and Luke Cage, but also some of their small-screen supporting characters Elektra, Misty Knight, and Colleen Wing - characters the publisher touts as "street-level heroes."
The "Defenders" concept has never been a "street level" brand under Marvel Comics, however. The use of Daredevil and Luke Cage clearly suggest Marvel is getting out front of the Netflix Defenders series, beginning the process of rebranding the title. This further raises the question of whether Elektra, Colleen Wing and Misty Knight will also be included in the Netflix series - not just as supporting characters, but full-fledged members of the team as well.
Simone Missick will debut as Misty Knight in this fall's Luke Cage live-action series, while Jessica Henwick will debut as Colleen Wing in 2017's Iron Fist. Elodie Yung portrayed Elektra in the second season of Daredevil.