The latest issue of Empire magazine features a closer look at Netflix and Marvel’s upcoming superhero crossover series The Defenders. In the issue, the publication asked the four stars what each of the characters brought to the non-team.
Daredevil star Charlie Cox describes himself as being a bit of a detective in the miniseries:
“Matt’s quite good on the investigative trail with Jessica Jones. Matt can hear people’s heartbeat and sense when they lie.”
Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter is also a detective, but one who that “saving the world” and full-blown superheroics are a ridiculous in concept:
“I think Jessica sticks out like a sore thumb. Her comments are off-color. She thinks everything they’re doing is ridiculous. But she knows she has something to bring to the table.”
Luke Cage star Mike Colter describes himself as being a practical, no-nonsense muscle to the team, which makes him all the more confused when the hocus-pocus elements kick in:
“He comes in as a bruiser. But he’s level-headed and aware. He’s that kind of guy. He’ll come in, weigh all the options and decide how to proceed. There’s a mystical element to the series and Luke is a little apprehensive about that. Where he’s from, there is no such thing as mysticism.”
Iron Fist star Finn Jones describes himself as a free spirit and the teammate who believes the most in the idea of the Defenders making Manhattan a safer place:
“Danny is the youngest of the group and I think that youth gives him an edge. He’s got an energetic drive to get things done. He’s the strongest voice for a team up. But he’s reckless as well. He won’t think before he acts. That gets him and the other three into a lot of trouble.”
Marvel and Netflix will still have plenty to work on after The Defenders in the months ahead, with The Punisher in post-production, new seasons for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage confirmed to be in development and another season of Iron Fist rumored (hopefully under a better showrunner). For now, however, it’s good to see that this crossover will be doing right by these characters.
The Defenders join forces on August 18, 2017. The show features an ensemble cast that includes Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Danny Rand (Iron Fist), Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as “Foggy” Nelson, Carrie-Ann Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Rachael Taylor as Pasty Walker, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao, and Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra Reid.
Source: Empire (Via MCU Exchange)
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.