Why MCU Should Let Defenders Die, Replace Them With Midnight Sons

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has a new home. If you’re a viewer who is as hooked on the unconventional superheroes of Netflix’s Marvel shows as we are, then you already know something big’s about to go down. The streaming contract between Marvel TV and Netflix will be coming to an end later this month. After this, Daredevil, Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Iron Fist are all expected to make their way over to Disney+. Now that the word is out, it seems like there’s no better time than now to address some questions regarding why MCU should let Defenders die and replace them with Midnight Sons.

The Defenders In The MCU

Marvel’s The Defenders is a miniseries about a team of superheroes written by Marco Ramirez and Douglas Petrie. The miniseries was placed in the MCU and significantly acknowledged the flow of the universe’s storylines. It features a superhero team that includes Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Sam Wilson, Iron Fist, Misty Knight, Valkyrie, and Hellstorm. The first episode of the show premiered on 18th August 2017. The plot revolves around these superheroes thriving to save New York city from both internal and external challenges.

Related: 5 Reasons Bringing Defenders To MCU Could End Up A Disaster

Marvel’s The Defenders
Marvel’s The Defenders

Midnight Sons In Marvel Universe

Marvel Comics’ pantheon of mystical heroes has grown exponentially. And some really awesome teams have sprung out of that diverse set of characters. Teams such as the Midnight Sons all started coming together during the 1980s. At first, many characters were forcibly dragged into service by others who sought them out for their unique skill sets. But eventually, they saw enough importance in each other to truly form lasting bonds of friendship based on their ideas and abilities alike. With that being said, team Midnight Sons includes characters such as Ghost Rider, Morbius, Victoria Montesi, Blade, Sam Buchanan, and Hannibal King.

Related: Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ Might Have Just Been Cancelled By Netflix

The Defenders
Midnight Sons in Marvel Comics

Marvel Should Replace The Defenders With Midnight Sons

It’s actually pretty obvious when you look at the larger picture and future of the MCU. The tone and style of Midnight Sons match perfectly with the current phase. In addition, they’re all interconnected in the universe, so Marvel is really trying to give this one label and stick with it. On top of that, it would make the most sense for Marvel Studios to put these “Sons” under their wing rather than let them languish in another company’s world with no connection to the MCU. Given how lackluster The Defenders was though, this is going to irritate a whole lot of fans who think that Netflix ruined the show and its storyline.

Related: Is Moon Knight Setting Up The MCU For A Midnight Sons Project?

Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Defenders
Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Defenders

A lot of Netflix shows are R-rated, which Marvel has never been. But that could change with the upcoming Disney+ shows. The Midnight Sons may include some violence and even full-on adult language. However, this may not be what the MCU is best known for. But if there does end up being adult content in the Netflix Original series, there are other ways Marvel could go about this without having to completely change or rework anything. Like, coming up with a new definition for Midnight Sons – the comics that have special abilities in the dark. It could help explain any violent or offensive material in future Disney+ and Marvel projects.

Prateek Chatterjee
Prateek Chatterjee

Hey there! I'm a content and copywriter by profession. Been like three years into this domain and have been a perpetual writer with Animated Times since last one year (approx.). A Marvel maniac and kinda Potterhead. Trying to articulate things simpler and thrillful to experience. Check out my articles with Animated Times here and do not forget to follow us on social media platforms for regular updates.

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