Feast your peepers on this first look at Netflix’s newest Marvel series The Defenders. This is a huge payoff for fans who have sat through countless hours of these shows and binged series after series. I haven’t been this excited for a series in a long time. There was squealing heard in my house this morning as I watched 4 of my favorite heroes being brilliantly brought together by seemingly secondary characters. Throughout the evolution of these shows, starting with Daredevil, then continuing through Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and most recently Iron Fist; we have seen Misty Knight and Claire Temple become instrumental in the formation of The Defenders.
Watch the teaser trailer here and see for yourself that these four seem to be better together than anyone of them alone. Luke Cage brings the serious ass whooping, Jessica brings her usual class and snark, Daredevil with his ninja skills and Danny rounds out the team with his positive zen. I don’t know how these characters ever existed on their own because they are just so fabulous as one cohesive group. There are some special surprises in this trailer with the return of some old friends and foes. Plus the mysterious main villain Alexandra is revealed and it is none other than Sigourney Weaver! All in all this is shaping up to be the best Marvel television series to date. The Defenders will premiere on Netflix August 18th, 2017 and I’m counting down the days.
- Charlie Cox- Daredevil
- Krysten Ritter- Jessica Jones
- Mike Colter- Luke Cage
- Finn Jones- Iron Fist
- Rosario Dawson- Claire Temple
- Elodie Yung- Elektra
- Simone Missick- Misty Knight
- Sigourney Weaver- Alexandra
- Scott Glenn- Stick