Jessica Henwick, who starred in Iron Fist, discusses whether she would rejoin the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Charlie Cox’s return.
Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick discusses if she would return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Charlie Cox’s Daredevil resurfaced in the franchise. The original Marvel TV era is slowly getting its due in the larger MCU as Marvel Studios continues to focus on launching new original series through Disney+. Following Spider-Man: No Way Home spirit Hawkeye, both Daredevil and Kingpin from the canceled Hell’s Kitchen-based series have made their way back into the MCU. Both Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are seen to have bigger roles in Phase Five as the MCU continues the Multiverse Saga.
In a recent interview with ET OnlineHenwick, who portrayed Colleen Wing in Iron Fist spirit The Defenders, is asked if there are any chances of her coming back to the MCU. While the Glass Onion movie star doesn’t confirm whether she’s spoken to Marvel about a potential return, Henwick makes it clear how much she loved playing that character. Henwick shares the following:
“I love Charlie. Look, I loved playing Colleen Wing; it was such a pleasure working with Finn [Jones, who played Danny Rand] and Simone [Missick, who played Misty Knight.] I loved that character so much…if she came back, I would say yes, I would!”
How Colleen Wing Could Fit Into The MCU
Similar two Daredevil, Iron Fist was canceled early in its run, airing for only two seasons before Netflix canceled it along with Luke Cage, Jessica Jonesduck The Punisher. The shows never had any large tie-ins to the MCU films in that way Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D did during its earlier seasons, but The Defenders franchise is still canon to that world. That’s how Cox’s Daredevil was able to appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home spirit She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. With the door essentially open for any character from past Marvel TV shows to come back, Henwick’s Colleen could easily resurface.
Whether it would be in the MCU movies or the Disney+ shows, it would be up to Kevin Feige and his creative team to figure out where she would best fit in after the events of Iron Fist season 2. Given some of the creative challenges that Iron Fist faced during its run, hence the change of showrunners after only one season, it would probably be easier for the MCU to have Colleen return in a film or show, and only give a little exposition of what she has been up to after Iron Fist season 2. Since it has been almost a decade within the MCU timeline since Iron Fist’s final season, that allows any creator to fill in the blanks without having to overcomplicate it as they continue Colleen’s MCU story.
Time will tell if Colleen ever shows up again in the MCU, but with Daredevil: Born Again debuting in 2024, Cox’s new series is a natural starting point for Henwick’s character, especially after their encounter in The Defenders. Since it’s rumored that Matt Murdock will be looking for one of his former Defenders allies in the upcoming Echo series, that could easily be the start of the MCU bringing those characters together over Phases Five and Six. Hopefully, Marvel Studios will find a way to integrate Colleen back into the MCU sooner rather than later.
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Source: ET Online