We have to point out before we go any further that this story is a complete rumour.
In fact, we would go as far as to say we think it’s out and out unlikely… but let’s discuss it any way.
Here’s the rumour. When Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Daredevil all form The Defenders in 2017 on Netflix they’ll be facing… Mephisto.
Yes, the lord of darkness, the Devil of the Marvel universe.
The rumour comes from Screengeek – you’ll rememember they started the Vincent D’onofrio for Spider-man: Homecoming rumour a while back, so we’re highly doubtful of this – who say that they have a source close to Netflix who said:
“Marvel is talking about setting Mephisto as the prime antagonist for The Defenders. Some may say that this villain wouldn’t fit the TV shows but that’s why they’re incorporating Iron Fist – to set up the supernatural element.”
Now, we can see Mephisto’s presence tying into the Netflix shows, fair enough. Matt Murdock’s Catholicism and Jessica Jones’ supernatural element would both be natural fits for the character to target and it would certainly open the door for the oft-rumoured Blade, Moon Knight and Ghostrider shows in season 2, so we will certainly say it’s not beyond the realm of possibility…
So, what say you all?
Could there be anything to it? Let us know your thoughts.