I want The Defenders to be mentioned in the Marvel movies. The Avengers have been mentioned here and there in the separate series but never the other way around, it doesn’t have to be something big either like
Peter stumbling across Trish Talks while listening to the radio on his phone or aunt May being a fan
Pepper mentioning Ward or Rand while talking business or just a simple “Ms Potts Ward Meachum is on the line for you”
Steve reading about Daredevil or Luke (because lets be real Steve would have been a vigilante in Brooklyn back in the days if he could)
A TV in the backround showing footage of Punishers trial
“Karen Page wants an exclusive on Spiderman, she knows you’ve worked together”
I sincerely hope that for the Defenders, Luke Cage is made the designated leader, with Claire Temple as the Nick Fury-type member.
Danny is too naive and immature to be leading anyone while Matt and Jessica have WAY too many personality issues to inspire loyalty. Let’s not forget what happened in Daredevil season two with what went down between Matt, Karen, and Foggy and how Jessica treated people not named Trish and Luke.
(Malcolm is a slight exception since he did redeem himself but she still screwed him over a bit)
Luke, on the other hand, is a pretty stable dude who does inspire people. That was one of the main points in his show, that people look up to him and are inspired to do good. He may be reluctant but he definitely plays well with others and can take the lead when he needs to. Plus, he’s a former sheriff so I’m pretty sure he has actual experience leading a team into dangerous situations.
This isn’t hate on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, or Iron Fist by the way. Like, I LOVE Matt Murdock but even I’d be disappointed if he was made team leader. The man can barely manage himself, do you really think he can manage three other people, each of whom have their own issues?