Do Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have a future together?

​Mike Colter gives us the shipping forecast.

Hell's Kitchen is no place for a happy ending – at least not in the Marvel Television universe. While Jessica Jones's first season ended with Krysten Ritter's heroine finally vanquishing her tormentor Kilgrave (David Tennant), it was a distinctly downbeat finale for many reasons, not least because of the way things ended between Jessica and Luke (Mike Colter).

In case you've forgotten the details of their brief, fraught fling: Jessica killed Luke's wife while under the influence of Kilgrave, a revelation which put a dampener on their super-hot sex. Luke appeared to forgive Jessica, but was in fact being controlled by Kilgrave himself, and Jessica ended up having to shoot Luke in the head. She sadly told an unconscious Luke "You were the first person I ever imagined a future with," before he woke up and went AWOL.

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So is there any hope for these two crazy kids, now that Luke is spinning off into his own show (the upcoming Marvel's Luke Cage)? 

"My instincts tell me that he is not completely over her," Colter told Digital Spy yesterday (August 6) at the TCA Press Tour. "But how do you continue a relationship with someone who's responsible for the death of your wife?"

While acknowledging that Jessica isn't really responsible give the whole mind control thing, Colter suggested that at least some of Luek's furious tirade against her was coming from real hatred: "When Luke is attacking Jessica, there are some things that he's saying that made sense. So was it him saying it? Was it all Kilgrave? We don't know."

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It's going to be rocky, is what we're saying. But since both Luke and Jessica are expected to be a part of Marvel's The Defenders, we can at least be sure we'll see them together on screen before too long.

Marvel's Luke Cage premieres on Netflix on September 30. 

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