When the superhero goodness is coming from all directions leading up to San Diego Comic-Con, you can always count on Marvel to get in on the party. On Wednesday, while many continue to wait for another trailer for Marvel’s next Netflix hit The Defenders, a new promotional image for the series from Empire’s latest issue surfaced online.
You can check out the image below:
The image puts Charlie Cox’s Daredevil front and center as the only suited-up hero beside Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones, Mike Colter holding a manhole cover as Luke Cage and a battle-ready Finn Jones as Iron Fist in what looks to be early promotional material for the team-up series that will follow five total seasons of Marvel-Netflix shows.
Missing from the image is Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple who has been the connecting tissue of each individual series. As to who The Defenders are preparing to fight, that may be unclear, but a safe bet would be that Sigourney Weaver will have a hand in it as main antagonist Alexandra.
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 Defenders comes to Netflix Aug. 18.
5 Potential Marvel TV Shows To Rival HBO’s ‘Watchmen’
With news breaking that Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of both Lost and The Leftovers, is in talks to develop a Watchmen show for HBO, Marvel needs a new TV hit. Don’t get me wrong, I know Agents of Shield still has a huge following, but I stopped watching the Netflix shows during the second season of Daredevil. And FX’s Legion was just… okay for me. It’s not that I don’t love Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, but it’s not fair to put lower-tier characters like them in competition with a juggernaut like Watchmen.
HBO was clearly taking notes when Netflix started releasing their shows, so this seems like a great moment for Marvel to take some notes on their competition. If DC is going to churn out a Watchmen series, then Marvel needs to dig deep into their libraries to find stories worthy of being brought to the silver screen.
So hit Next to find out about five properties Marvel should consider adapting if they want to match HBO’s Watchmen.