Well, they aren’t exactly The Avengers, but they certainly look badass!
Check out the first images from Marvel and Netflix’s The Defenders, which will see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces against Sigourney Weaver’s so far unnamed villain… don’t they look the part? Yes they do.
The images come from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly and aim to get everyone excited for the superhero team-up which will hit Netflix this summer.
The magazine details the first meeting of the team which will see them all investigating the same case and meeting in a corridor full of henchmen who they will have to fight against alongside each other before being formally introduced… we are stoked for that scene!
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We also got our first look at Sigourney Weaver as the series’ villain: “She’s an “utter badass,” showrunner Marco Ramirez says of the character, who is the perfect fit for the Sigourney Weaver, of Alien and Avatar fame. “Sigourney is the kind of person you can buy as the smartest person in the room, who you can also buy as a person holding a flamethrower. Her character is a very powerful force in New York City. She’s everything Sigourney is: sophisticated, intellectual, dangerous.” He pauses. “I’m sorry. I can only say a bunch of adjectives right now.”
You will notice in the images we also see more Misty Knight, Luke Cage in prison, a good look at Iron Fist’s tattoo and some rather awesome single hero images.
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Marvel Television and Netflix announced that acclaimed film and television director S.J. Clarkson(“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Vinyl, “Orange is the New Black”), will return to the Marvel universe to direct the first two episodes of the Netflix original series Marvel’s The Defenders. Clarkson will also serve as an Executive Producer on the premiere episode. The 8-episode limited series is slated to debut in 2017.
“Marvel’s The Defenders” follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
The series stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colteras Luke Cage, and Finn Jones as Danny Rand. It was recently announced that Academy Award and Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner, Sigourney Weaver will also join the cast. Marco Ramirez(Marvel’s Daredevil”) and Doug Petrie (Marvel’s Daredevil”) are executive producers along with Drew Goddard (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “The Martian”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage).