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Fresh off the very successful second season of Daredevil, star Charlie Cox (Daredevil/Matt Murdock) revealed that the much anticipated The Defenders will begin filming at the end of 2016. Inspired by the superhero team-up in The Avengers, which shares the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity with Daredevil, the upcoming Defenders series will unite Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in a team of their own.

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Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) first appeared in the very critically acclaimed Jessica Jones, about a superhuman private investigator that is forced to confront the despicable Purple Man, who has the ability to command others through the power of his voice. Immediately after the show premiered on Netflix, a second season was confirmed. It is believed to premiere in late 2016.

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Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is slated to appear in his series Luke Cage on September 30, 2016. One of comic’s first and still foremost black superheroes, Cage defends the streets of Harlem from corruption and crime. He will be joined by Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, reprising her role as the night nurse from Daredevil and Jessica Jones. As well there is Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games, The 4400) as the villain Cottonmouth, Erik LaRay Harvey (Boardwalk Empire) as Diamondback and Simone Missick as Misty Knight. Colter as Cage first appeared in Jessica Jones, where he had a romance with the title character.

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Iron Fist, which is preparing to start production soon, will star Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) as Iron Fist/Danny Rand. Iron Fist follows the adventures of the martial artist superhero, who got his intense fighting ability from the hidden city of K’un-Lun. Jones will act alongside Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Colleen Wing, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings) as Harold Meachum and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) will reprise her Jessica Jones and Daredevil role as Jeri Hogarth. The character of Shang-Chi is rumored to appear as well.

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Cox also stated there is not yet a confirmed third season for Daredevil, but would definitely want it to happen. As well, there is a growing online fan campaign to get Jon Bernthal (The Punisher/Frank Castle) his own Netflix series as the Punisher.

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