By now, most of us will have binge-watched all eight episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders and are left wondering “so, what’s next?” Well, coming up we have a handful of follow-up seasons to all four of the Defenders’ solo shows, as well as a spinoff for The Punisher, who previously appeared on Daredevil.
While those are all well and good, it would be in the studios’ best interests to inject some new blood into this corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to keep it fresh. By the time The Defenders season 2 rolls out – it hasn’t been confirmed just yet, mind you, but it’s surely a cert – we want to see the likes of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage team up with some different heroes.
But which new characters would be perfect fits for the gritty, grounded – but with a mystical edge – world of the Marvel/Netflix series? From some familiar faces to the obscure and under-appreciated, here are our top 10 picks for which heroes, villains and anti-villains we’d love to see join this corner of the MCU next.
As always, if you have any of your own suggestions, feel free to add them in via the comments section.