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A second season of The Defenders could still happen, but the team might not stay the same

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Sep 22, 2018, 4:54 PM EDT (Updated)

If you've given up on Marvel's mightiest street-level Netflix heroes ever teaming up again, there is still hope. Things may change for the streaming teamup known as The Defenders, but this particular group of heroes may still get hired. Again. 

Harness your Chi and take a swig of Wild Turkey, because any and all talk that The Defenders will not get a second season is more premature than (insert Danny Rand joke of your choice here). The head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb, said as much to SYFY WIRE this past June, saying that the chance for another season is “always alive.” 

Loeb is going a bit further today in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. After it gets mentioned that a second Defenders party of four wasn't going to happen, Loeb quickly shoots down the rumor. He makes it clear that all he said previously is that there are no firm plans to do another season at the moment. "It doesn’t mean that it’s off the table," he says, before adding, "...and it doesn’t mean that it even has to be with the original characters that were in the first Defenders."

The original team included Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Danny Rand, of course. When asked for clarification on the future lineup, though, Loeb says, "There are lots of Avengers, and through that you should be able to ascertain that there may be lots of Defenders."

Loeb goes on to say that nobody in the show referred the Defenders by that name, and that they don't wear "D's" on their outfits or live in a big tower with a "D" on the side. "They were four mismatched heroes who were joined by a lot of the other heroes that are in the stories that we do on Netflix, but that was that particular story," Loeb said.

If the original foursome from the first season of The Defenders gets changed up, who might join in? Colleen Wing and Misty Knight are both some great choices, but we'd rather they go off and do their own thing in a Daughters of the Dragon show. It turns out we're not alone on that — Loeb mentions in the same interview that he's constantly asked about when that show could potentially happen. When he is asked to specify how often he is asked about it (and about a Heroes for Hire series as well) his answer is, "Daily. It might be hourly if I had a Twitter account that I had to look at." 

As Marvel loves saying, supposedly "It's all connected." If that's the case, we can think of one street level Marvel hero who shoots webs out of his wrists and is a blast and a half on field trips. He lives right over in Queens, too, so go and recruit him, guys. If that's what it would take to see the MCU Spider-Man in a scene with Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk, then so be it. 

The odds of this are very (very) slim, and what are we even talking about? Peter Parker is nothing but dust in the wind at the moment. Apparently the end of Avengers: Infinity War spared the entirety of Hell's Kitchen, however, so the Defenders may live to defend another day. Here's hoping that Loeb, Thanos, and Danny's Chi allow this to happen. 

Who would you like to see in The Defenders if the team gets switched up? We're thinking Justin Hammer/Melinda May/Red Skull/Grandmaster/Jessica Jones. Let us know in the comments! 

(via Entertainment Weekly)