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Rosario Dawson has become a staple of the Marvel universe on Netflix as she has appeared in multiple shows as Claire Temple. Claire has connected the two series that have premiered so far, and she's set to appear in the third. In theory, Rosario Dawson seems like somebody who should be full of spoilers about what's to come. As it happens, however, Marvel has found the way to make it impossible for her to leak any major plot details. Dawson had this to say about her roles on multiple Marvel shows:
I've been signing on every year, just on its own... I just really don't know. And then when I do sign up, I sign up for episodes--they don't tell me which shows. So I have no idea. I'm just sort-of working and have this question mark the entire year. When are they gonna call me and for what? And how is it going to show up?
Claire Temple may not have any superpowers of her own, but she deserves a secret identity of her own for all the times she's risked her life to help out the assorted vigilantes running around New York City. She's seen bits and pieces of what's going on in the lives of those vigilantes, just not enough for Rosario Dawson have much in the way of major spoilers. In fact, Dawson not knowing much about the overall plots of series may help in her performance. Claire was not a regular character in Seasons 1 and 2 of Daredevil or Season 1 of Jessica Jones; she just popped in when the heroes needed medical attention and/or a reality check. She wouldn't know what's going on in their lives, so Rosario Dawson doesn't necessarily need context to turn in a killer performance.
Rosario Dawson went on in the Daredevil panel at Wizard World Chicago to reveal that Marvel tends to bring her in in the middle of seasons as they're filming, so she doesn't even necessarily know what kicked off the crises that Claire has to deal with in her appearance. She has to watch the seasons on the same timetable as the rest of us. That said, she does still have some inside info. Charlie Cox revealed at the same panel that a cut on Claire's face in Season 2 of Daredevil is actually connected to something that happens in Season 1 of Luke Cage.
We already knew that Claire is going to have a significant role in Luke Cage, and her mother was even cast. Now, it sounds like she had a rough ride during the debut season of Netflix's latest Marvel series. Rosario Dawson may not 100% know what exactly happened in all of Luke Cage that affected her look in Daredevil, but she clearly has a pretty good idea of at least some of what's to come.
Luckily for those of us who have come to count on Claire as part of our Marvel TV experiences, Luke Cage will bring her back to the small screen when it's released on Friday, September 30 at 12:01 a.m. PT on Netflix. Check out our fall TV premiere schedule to see what you can watch on the small screen in the near future, and take a look at what we know so far about Luke Cage Season 1.