The Defenders star Mike Colter (who plays Luke Cage in the ensemble street-level superhero team-up) has just stated that the miniseries will have “a sort of lightness” to it, indicating that it will be the most accessible of Netflix’s Marvel shows.
Talking to LRM Online at the Denver Comic Con, Colter stated that The Defenders would have a relatively lighter tone compared to the other four works in the Netflix-Marvel mythos – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist – and that it would feel like a “Summer popcorn thing”. This approach isn’t all that surprising given that the Netflix series will have a shorter first season than the other shows – consisting of eight episodes instead of the usual thirteen – and it will have to focus on integrating the ensembles of all four series into a single, concise narrative.
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: LRM Online
15 Villains To Watch Out For In The ‘Defenders’ Universe
It’s no secret that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has concentrated on their heroes over their villains on the film side. Some fans biggest complaints are that the villains serve more as a tool, a plot device, or an obstacle for our heroes to overcome. That is not the case in the Marvel/Netflix Defenders shows. Since the shows have more than 13 hours to develop characters, they have 13 hours to develop their antagonists as well. Some of the best character work in the entire MCU has been done for Wilson Fisk (Daredevil), Kilgrave (Jessica Jones), Cottonmouth (Luke Cage), and Ward Meachum (Iron Fist).
As “Phase 1” of the Netflix shows comes to a conclusion with The Defenders teaming up all our heroes against Alexandra and the Hand, you know that they will be gearing up for “Phase 2.” This means that there will be new adventures for our heroes, as well as new dynamic villains to give them all sorts of trouble. Some villains would be some returning from previous shows, others are classic Marvel characters that need to come to the small screen in this universe. Here is a list of some villains surely to make a park in future Marvel/Netflix shows. Click Next to take a look….