It’s the culmination of years of planning and some frankly pretty great television – it’s the trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders!
It’s a team made in hell – Hell’s Kitchen, to be precise. Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) comes to the rescue of Jessica Jones (Kryten Ritter) as she is being interrogated by Misty Knight (Simone Missik) in police headquarters. Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) face off, neither realizing that they’re both on the same side. Sigourney Weaver (!!) appears as the big bomba baddie Alexandra, a character not from the comics, but from the mind of showrunner Marco Ramirez, who says she’s “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.”
This quartet of troubled heroes must come together to meet common goal – to save New York City. First, they’ll have to learn how not to get in each other’s way. The Netflix original series will launch globally on August 18, 2017.
We can’t wait.