After the shellacking Iron First took from critics I’m sure Netflix is ready to move on and hopefully get back into their good graces with its upcoming limited series THE DEFENDERS. We get our first look at the New York underground ensemble of Marvel’s heroes and it looks like Netflix is heading in the right direction. The trailer brings us the first meeting between Jessica Jones and Mathew Murdock as well as Danny Rand introducing Luke Cage to the Immortal Iron Fist.
When tackling a team up of any kind you need to give the protagonists something to go up against, something worthy of such a mash up. Enter Sigourney Weaver. From her first appearance in the trailer you get the sense that she is a force to be reckoned with. I bet she will give Vincent D’Onofrio, who played the Kingpin from Daredevil series, a run for his money as one of the best onscreen ‘baddies’ Netflix/Marvel have produced to date.
Marvel’s The Defenders is an upcoming American web television miniseries developed for Netflix by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise and is the culmination of a series of interconnected shows from Marvel and Netflix. The series stars CHARLIE COX, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, FINN JONES, Élodie Yung, and Sigourney Weaver. The Netflix original series will launch globally on August 18, 2017.