THE DEFENDERS: Mike Colter talks Luke Cage’s friendship with Iron Fist

Luke Cage (Mike Colter) may have been carted back to Seagate Prison at the end of his stand-alone series, but don’t worry — he won’t be there for long. “It’s safe to say Cage is not going to spend the entire season of The Defenders behind bars,” Colter says, laughing. “He’s been able to come clean and deal with his past… The difficulty with Cage [in the first season] is that he has this secret, he has this thing that he’s been trying to run away from and deal with, and that’s a big burden to bear. That weighs on you, that changes who you are as a person. Now that that’s out of the way, I think we can give him a different approach to life.”

And so, by the time the Defenders unite, Luke will be acting as “the conciliator” for the group. “I’m the guy, the wisdom,” Colter says. “If you want to make sure something works, run it up the flagpole.” It’s a description showrunner Marco Ramirez finds fitting. “Luke is someone who’s, in a very mature way, compartmentalized his life.”

As the mature one, Luke will have a mentor-mentee relationship with Finn Jones’ Danny Rand, a.k.a. Iron Fist, a.k.a. the newest member of the Defenders lineup. “He’s a young guy. There’s an exuberance that Iron Fist comes with that Luke Cage wants to temper a bit,” Colter teases. “It can’t help but have a wisdom-versus-youth quality… Danny comes out like a bull in a china shop in some ways, and I think Luke has seen the world and knows certain things. It’s a cool combination that’ll work out.

For fans who are looking for a direct small-screen take on the pages of Heroes for Hire — the comic book title that united Luke and Danny as a crime-fighting duo — they’ll be able to see some of that dynamic, but not exactly what’s been developed in the comics, Colter says: “We definitely want to pay homage to the fanboys, but we want to make it make sense in this time period.”

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“Not gonna lie to her. Not gonna lie about this. I’ve lost you twice and I’m not going to lose you a third time because I can’t be honest about my feelings.”

“Oh my god. Are we talking about our feelings?” Danny presses one hand against his chest and fans himself with the other. “I suddenly feel faint.”

“Asshole,” Luke says fondly. “She wants to meet you.”

“Oh God that is such a bad idea.”

“She’s gonna be the mother of my kid, Danny. She’s gonna be in my life for a long time whether things work out between us or not. I want her to know you.”

He wanted them to like each other, which okay. Danny could do that. She seemed to make Luke happy which was going to be more than enough, really.

And Luke was going to have a kid with her. A kid.

“So am I going to be an uncle?”

“Damn straight.”

A family. Luke was going to have a family, but maybe Danny could be a part of it. “You know, I’ve always thought Daniel Cage was a very respectable name.”

Luke heaves a deep breath and grins at him, like something heavy’s been lifted off his shoulders. “It could be a girl, you know.”

“I’ve got one word for you, my friend. Danielle.

“Yeah, you keep dreaming.”

damnvers  asked:

for your ship meme, luke/danny! (i'm predictable, i'm sorry)

oh my gosh, don’t apologise! i am more than happy to do these two :D

big spoon/little spoon: luke solidly refuses to be the little spoon. danny also solidly refuses to be the little spoon. they’ve developed a skill at negotiating and a roster. (secretly neither of them minds being the little spoon but neither wants to admit to it.)
favorite non-sexual activity: punching things? danny’s coaxed luke into helping him with the classes at the dojo and luke really enjoys helping the kids who take classes there. also divvying up danny’s billions to charity. 
who uses all the hot water: luke. he says it’s because there’s so much of him, okay, that is not an innuendo he is a big man. danny just laughs.
most trivial thing they fight over: they are the stereotype who fights over the tv remote. who gets to choose what they’re watching. what they’re eating for dinner. why danny’s not paying for dinner/take out/anything. danny’s inability to remember he also doesn’t have diamond-like skin, and no, learning to heal himself with his chi doesn’t count thank you very much, rand.
who does most of the cleaning: danny hires in a cleaner. neither complains. they just have to make sure they’ve picked up anything confidential before the cleaner comes by. it’s a mistake they only made once. 
what has a season pass on their dvr/who controls the netflix queue: haha so i googled it because it means little to me, but luke is likely the one who  wants to keep up on his stories tv shows. he likes discovery reality tv shows like the deadliest catch, space-based scifi and british period dramas. he’s threatened danny’s life if danny ever reveals how much he likes downton abbey. danny’s generally not so into tv shows, but he watches with luke anyway and sometimes surprises himself.
who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working: danny, because luke often ends up shouting. danny’s good at the sweet talking.
who steals the blankets: danny. luke sometimes wakes up next to burrito!danny. it’s another trivial thing they fight over.
who leaves their stuff around: they’re both a little messier than they should be, but not too bad. often the mess is come-home-losing-clothes-long-the-way-to-bed mess, which no one has cause to complain about. (once danny found his shirt fallen down the side of the oven caught up with half a dozen spice jars. luke gets enthusiastic, okay?)
who remembers to buy the milk: danny. luke remembers the big things like paying the bills (when danny hasn’t absently dumped enough money into the account to cover the bills for a year, that is).
who remembers anniversaries: luke. he is like clockwork and a secret romantic, so he remembers the little silly ones too, not just the ‘official’ ones. it’s one of the things that danny really loves about him.
Old World Blues

(Luke Cage/Jessica Jones/Danny Rand, Luke/Danny, Luke/Jessica, Danny/Jessica) 9100 words, R
After a fight, Danny finds himself swapped out with his counterpart from an alternate reality. A reality where he’s in a relationship with Luke and Jessica.

Danny wakes. He’s warm and comfortable, and for some reason there’s a body pressed against his back and another curled around him from the front. He can tell who the person is behind him is, and he’d know the one in front even with a blindfold on, in the dark, both hands tied behind his back. Suspended upside down. Over a snake pit. (Not that he’s speaking from experience or anything.)

What he doesn’t know, however, is why he’s the meat in a Cage-Jones sandwich.

fic rec: balancing acts (luke/danny)

THE FIRST NEW FIC IN THE LUKE/DANNY TAG SINCE OCTOBER LAST YEAR AND IT IS UTTER PERFECTION. seriously this is bang on the cartoon characterisation and so well written you could actually see it happening if the cartoon was slightly (“slightly”) less children-y. Or something. Anyway, you all should read this and comment and hopefully the author will write more luke/danny for me for everyone. \o/ hooray!   

Balancing Acts (3746 words) by Misachan
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ultimate Spider-Man (Cartoon)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Underage
Relationships: Luke Cage/Danny Rand
Characters: Luke Cage, Danny Rand
Additional Tags: Porn Battle, Pining, First Kiss

It would be nothing to pick Danny up now and press him against the wall, to hold him there and kiss the calm right out of him.

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luke/danny roadtrip

turns out writing ficlets this afternoon at work wasn’t so successful because i pretended to work for a bit and then there was a large grass fire near my parents place and that was super stressful (everything is okay now) however i did start this one! 

annnd okay so i have no idea what is even going on here re:context or if it’s remotely in character but

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