While the latest Marvel series on Netflix brought the various New York City superheroes together to battle the Hand, they also suffered a major casualty.
Spoilers for The Defenders below.
Referring to a conversation with Marvel Television honcho Jeph Loeb, Glenn said “I remember [him] saying, ‘We're in the Marvel Universe. If Elektra kills you, that doesn't necessarily mean you're dead.’ And I said, ‘Okay.’ But for me, the show is over, unless I get a phone call, and then it will or won't [continue] depending on the deal and all of that stuff.”
Asked if his character could return in a flashback, Glenn said it’s possible but that’s not what Loeb was talking about.
“Yeah, but when Jeph said that to me, he wasn't talking about flashbacks,” Glenn said. “He was talking about literally whatever is going on in that world where people do in fact come back from death.”
When asked if he’d like to see what his character would be like after dying, Glenn said that question was “hard to answer” because of his new gig.
“All of that stuff really lies with the script writer and with lines, and do I really want to go back and deal with those contact lenses again? I don't know. It's an impossible question to answer,” Glenn said. “Right now, all of my consciousness — which is this weird time machine that actors find themselves in — is with Castle Rock [at Hulu]. For you guys and for the audience, The Defenders just opened, but for me, it was over and in my rearview mirror many months ago.”
Glenn can be seen on what could be his last Marvel appearance as Stick in The Defenders, now streaming on Netflix.
Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.