Surprisingly it wasn't Luke Cage or Iron Fist that received the highest praise at Marvel TV's San Diego Comic-Con panel. That honor instead goes to Simone Missick, who will be bringing the character of Misty Knight to life for the very first time.
Missick's character will have ties to both Danny Rand and Luke Cage, and will play an important role in both of their upcoming series. With such plentiful opportunities to shine, the topic of her own spinoff series inevitably came up when THR spoke to Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb.
"We're very lucky in a sense that our casts are so rich and deep and so diverse. We certainly have plans for all of our characters. A lot of it has to do with exactly how many shows Netflix is actually going to let us make. We're up to six now. He pauses to laugh and continues, "At a certain point, we have to be careful that we're not becoming the Marvel channel on Netflix."
He laughed when told that fans wouldn't be very upset if that happened.
"Nor would we," Loeb says. "But I think Netflix is being very selective in terms of where we're going. That being said, Simone just knocked it so far out of the park that we're still trying to find the baseball. It's somewhere out there traversing the globe. So it's really great. And I can tell you that what she's doing on Luke Cage, it's just incredible. The fans are really going to love it."
For Missick, she would be completely for it if the opportunity came about.
"Somebody put it on Twitter that they want to see a Misty Knight series with Shonda Rhimes as one of the writers. I was like, 'Hell yeah,'" Missick tells The Hollywood Reporter. "How cool would that be? If you say it, if you put it out there, maybe it will happen. Tweet it, and it will come."
She was then asked about the reaction she received at the panel.
"I was completely surprised, I will say that," Missick says. "There was this picture of me on Getty Images – please, no one find it – but I have the biggest, goofiest smile on my face. I was blown away at the audience. I mean, really?! I never imagined it."
Luke Cage hits Netflix on September 30th.