Jessica Jones joins Daredevil on Netflix this month, making Jess the latest member of Marvel’s The Defenders squad to nab her own series. With Luke Cage and Iron Fist up next, we thought we’d check out their comic book credentials and see if they’re worthy of the small screen treatment…
Appearance: She’ll be played by Krysten Ritter, who looks like a bit like Zooey Deschanel.
Powers: The ability to fly for a short time, like a paper airplane or something equally pointless.
Hero factor: So unsuccessful, she gave it up to become a private investigator. Her comic was cancelled after 28 issues.
Do they deserve a TV show? Not great on paper, but did we mention Krysten Ritter? It’s a yes from us.
Appearance: Originally, a disco dancer. More recently, like a bouncer who spills your pint on purpose.
Powers: Super strength and invulnerability after a dodgy prison experiment (is there any other kind?) went wrong.
Hero factor: He beat up the Fantastic Four single-handedly which, if you watched their last movie, makes him a god.
Do they deserve a TV show? Yessir – Luke Cage is a boss.
Appearance: His flaming fists almost make up for the fact that he wears a do-rag and pops his collar, like David Cameron at a battle rap.
Powers: Gained super speed after plunging his hands into the dying heart of a dragon.
Hero factor: Can summon super-strength, but needs a long sit down afterwards. Fair.
Do they deserve a TV show? If Game Of Thrones has taught us anything, it’s drama + dragons = great TV.