'Luke Cage' Season 2 Unites Marvel's Daughters of the Dragon Superteam
Who needs the Heroes for Hire when you have the Daughters of the Dragon? For the first time since the Marvel/Netflix crossover The Defenders, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing team up to dispense of some bothersome bar patrons in an early preview of Luke Cage Season 2. It’s really too bad they weren’t in Avengers: Infinity War.
On Monday, Netflix released a clip of Misty (Simone Missick) and Colleen (Jessica Henwick) teaming up, unofficially, as their comic book tag team, Daughters of the Dragon. The scene comes from an upcoming episode of Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2, which begins streaming on Netflix on June 22.
In The Defenders, Misty lost her right arm in a heroic sacrifice amidst the Hand’s attempted takeover of New York City. Now, in Luke Cage, Misty turns to Colleen — arguably the real star of sister series Iron Fist — for a drink. At the bar, a patron seeks payback against Misty for his jailed brother. “Sorry, I don’t look down before I flush,” Misty dunks.
When the patron gets violent, Misty fights back, where she learns from Colleen that her missing arm can be her biggest weakness — or, her greatest strength. Before long, Colleen joins Misty, and the two heroines proceed to clean house.
A friendship and partnership between Misty and Colleen has been a long time coming. In the comics, Misty and Colleen team up as the “Daughters of the Dragon,” a kung fu/espionage duo who first appeared in 1977’s Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, a Marvel magazine published in a time when comic book readers were as obsessed with martial arts as Hollywood movies and TV were.
While Misty and Colleen starred in a limited Daughters of the Dragon series in 2006, they’ve mostly appeared together in the pages of Luke Cage and Iron Fist’s team-up comics, Power Man and Iron Fist, and later Heroes for Hire.
Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2 premieres June 22 on Netflix.