She only appeared in a handful of episodes, but Rosario Dawson really stole the show in Netflix's "Daredevil" -- just before she decided the superhero world was too intense for her and disappeared out of Matt Murdock's life for good. Or did she?
Today we learned that Rosario Dawson will officially be reprising her role as the smart, grounded Claire Temple in "Daredevil" Season 2. But that's not all -- according to Marvel, she's coming back "as part of a larger exclusive TV deal that will also allow her to appear in any of Marvel’s other Netflix original series."
So what does this mean? She could show up in "A.K.A. Jessica Jones," since filming is already underway; but in addition to the second season of "Daredevil," she could return in "Luke Cage," "Iron Fist," and "The Defenders," Marvel's three other series on the docket for the next few years.
Which makes us wonder: is Claire going to be the one who brings all the Defenders together, Nick Fury style?
A bit of background on Claire Temple: she's actually a character who first appeared in the comics as Luke Cage's love interest, not Daredevil's -- although there's no denying that she has ridiculous kinds of chemistry with Netflix's Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox). I mean, just look at 'em.
However, Rosario's version of Claire is also known as the "Night Nurse," who was a different character from the '70s who worked the night shift at a New York City hospital and tended to injured superheroes pro bono.
As the smaller pocket of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Netflix has carved out for itself continues to expand, Daredevil's not the only one who's going to need stitches every once in a while. And if Claire's the one who's helping all of them out, wouldn't it make sense for her to introduce them to each other? Especially if she's worried about Matt getting mortally hurt when she's not around to fix him -- what better way to alleviate her concerns than to hook him up with some other crime fighters who could have his back?
We sure hope that this is how all the Defenders finally get together in their big crossover series-- but even if it isn't, we're just happy to see more Rosario Dawson in our Marvel shows. Face it, she's amazing.