When building a shared universe, it is best to have something or someone that serves as sort of the glue that brings the pieces together. In the live-action film Marvel Universe that at one time was Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson (before his death in Avengers) and has consistently been Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man.
The Netflix Marvel shows (in the same universe as the films but very disconnected) that glue has been Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple who has appeared in all of the various shows since 2015.
Going forward though, the Netflix MU might need some new glue.
According to ScreenGeek, during the MCM Comic Con in London Dawson revealed that her future in the universe after the upcoming Marvel’s Luke Cage season two is a bit hazy.
“Yeah, its pretty wild actually. I don’t know if I’ll be back after this, to be honest, but it’s been an amazing few years. I’ve been on a lot of different shows. I mean, I don’t know if maybe they do a third season of Luke Cage potentially, or maybe if they figure out some kind of way for me to be on The Punisher – just so I can feel like I’ve done every show. But it’s been like, my daughter is high school, so I kinda wanna’ not be 3000 miles away for work.”
Dawson’s concerns are very understandable, wanting to be closer to family is something that many out there can relate to. As noted there is also the fact that future seasons of these shows are never a given, as their renewals don’t tend to happen till the new season has been out for a month or so and even then planning might not start till awhile after that.
Meaning that Dawson will have to wait around to find out if she’ll be appearing or not, especially since at this point she’s only appearing on Luke Cage after previously starting on Daredevil and then finding ways onto Jessica Jones and Iron Fist and finally Defenders. Since the chances of another team-up Defenders season is looking slim, Clarie might finally move on away from all the superheroics to get back to her medical roots.
Marvel’s Luke Cage season two arrives on June 22.