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Marvel has already teased grand plans to reunite Mike Colter and actor Finn Jones in Season 2 of Luke Cage, but could the duo typically known as "Heroes For Hire," be headed towards their own standalone series? Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker recently gave an indication that something like that could happen, but it's not a sure thing at the moment. According to Coker...
It's something that's in the air. Internally at Marvel Television, everybody knows there's a part of that combination that is inevitable, particularly when you watch them together in the way that we did it. If feels right. It feels good. It feels like, 'I want to see more of this combination.' Heroes for Hire is really not off the table.
Cheo Hodari Coker confirmed that Marvel is aware a Heroes For Hire series is something fans want, and it sounds as though they're willing to oblige. In fact, given the events involving Jeri Hogarth at the end of Jessica Jones Season 2, one could make the argument the franchise is already laying the groundwork. Hogarth left her company with the Rand account to strike out on her own and start her own unnamed business, which is important to note as her comic book counterpart Jeryn Hogarth is the founder of Heroes For Hire Inc.
Coker doesn't seem shy about indicating a Heroes For Hire series is something that's probably happening, but Luke Cage actor Mike Colter is a different story. When asked the same question, Colter told Empire TV (via Comicbook) answering the question was "above my pay grade." The actor sidestepped the question and went on to talk about his preference for solo hero adventures over the ensemble romps, which makes it sound as though he is not sold on the idea:
It's always nice to see your favourites play together but the stakes to the game are not as high as when they play for their own individual teams.
Mike Colter may not be down for a Heroes For Hire feature, or he could just be playing coy as to not arouse suspicion. Colter has accidentally spoiled some secrets of Netflix Marvel shows in the past, so wouldn't pretending to be uninterested in the question completely be the best way to prevent oneself from leaking out any inside info? Of course, that could be just wishful thinking and Colter really is more concerned about Luke Cage over any future series or features where he's sharing the spotlight. Given how Iron Fist Season 1 was received by critics, one may understand Colter's apprehension to get his character too intertwined with Danny Rand.