Luke Cage's Simone Missick Teases Misty Knight's Bionic Arm

One of the high points of Luke Cage was Misty Knight, Cage's no-nonsense ally on the New York Police Department. Knight is a celebrated character in the Marvel Universe and many fans were hoping to see the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version take steps to becoming more like her comic counterpart. This included Knight losing her arm, so she could gain a bionic replacement, just like in the comics.

In a recent interview with IGN, Simone Missick, who plays Misty Knight on Luke Cage, discussed how the show constantly teased fans with the possibility that Knight would lose her arm. " I think it was a great kind of teaser for the fans you know because everyone wants Misty to have that arm," Missick told IGN. "I've never seen anyone want me to lose an appendage more. So I think that they wanted to play with that and give people the 'Will it happen or will it not?'"

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In Luke Cage, Knight suffered a significant injury to her arm, but ended the season with both arms intact.

During the same interview, Missick also discussed a future teamup with Jessica Henwick, who will play Colleen Wing in Iron Fist. In the comics, Wing and Knight are close friends who form the Daughters of the Dragon, a crimefighting duo not unlike Iron Fist and Luke Cage's Heroes for Hire.

"I haven't had a chance to meet Jessica yet, but I loved her on Game of Thrones," Missick said. "I know the fans are very vocal about the Daughters of the Dragon to have their own show…who knows what Marvel and Netflix are going to do. They don't tell us anything because they know we'll spoil it."


Messick is confirmed to appear in Netflix's upcoming Defenders series, so perhaps Misty Knight will lose an arm and meet her best friend in that series. In the meantime, we'll have to wait until March 17, 2017 to see Colleen Wing in action on Iron Fist.

(via IGN)