New fanart from BossLogic imagines Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple as the star of her own Marvel TV show: Night Nurse. Claire is currently one of the elements unifying Netflix’s collection of Marvel TV shows, having appeared in all of the shows except for The Punisher. She’s been romantically involved with both Daredevil and Luke Cage, but is currently a free agent after her recent break-up with Luke.
What Claire is best known for is patching up New York City’s street-level superheroes when they get injured (which happens a lot). Vigilantes who are wanted by the police can’t exactly stroll into the nearest hospital, so instead they’ve all somehow ended up gravitating towards Claire at one point or another.
Popular superhero artist BossLogic has unveiled a new piece of artwork that pitches a Night Nurse TV show for Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney Play. In addition to making about 500 Disney movies and 7,000 TV show episodes available all in one place, Disney Play will also feature original content, including live-action shows with MCU movie characters like Loki and Scarlet Witch. The studio reportedly aims to produce five original TV shows in Disney Play’s first year, and BossLogic makes a convincing argument that this should be one of them:
Between the TV news report referencing Thanos’ fateful snap and the various items left behind by New York’s superheroes, the image could be interpreted as an ominous future where all of the Marvel/Netflix superheroes were erased from existence. Then again, maybe Claire’s patients are just very forgetful. Iron Fist’s mask is hanging from the IV stand, Jessica Jones’ scarf and camera are nearby, and on the bed is Misty’s bionic arm, Colleen Wing’s katana, Daredevil’s mask and nunchucks, and Luke Cage’s bullet-riddled hoodie. Avengers Tower is also visible through the window, with Iron Man taking flight.
The name Night Nurse originated with a short-lived run of Marvel Comics in the seventies, which featured a trio of roommates who all worked as nurses during the night shift at Metropolitan General Hospital. Decades later, Brian Michael Bendis brought Linda Carter (the main character in the Night Nurse comics) back, reinventing her as a superhero ally who helps Daredevil after he gets shot. The comic book version of Claire Temple was a doctor with a talent for treating superheroes, and wasn’t a member of the original trio of nurses, but Marvel’s Netflix series combined the character of Claire Temple with the character of Night Nurse. The association was mostly implicit until Luke Cage season 2 featured Gregory Isaacs’ song “Night Nurse” in a tender scene between Luke and Claire.
The idea of a hospital drama set in a superhero universe is certainly intriguing, especially as a way to tie the various corners of the MCU together. Until then, however, you can catch Claire Temple in the upcoming third season of Daredevil on Netflix.
Daredevil season 3 arrives on Netflix on October 19, 2018.