Marvel’s newest Netflix series – The Defenders – will bring the four leads of Marvel’s Netflix shows together for the first time. Actor Finn Jones reveals that the series is going to have a pretty tight-knit narrative in order to keep things interesting and set it apart from other Marvel shows.
MCU Exchange is reporting that Finn Jones revealed a small but important tidbit about The Defenders at Comicpalooza in Houstin, Texas. While other Marvel shows took place over several weeks or even months, The Defenders will take place over the course of a few nights.
It takes place in a very short amount of time. It’s 8 episodes but it takes place over a couple of days. So it has this real-time frenetic energy to it which I think adds to the impending doom. So we’re all kind of brought together not through choice, but through necessity. We don’t want to work with each other but our backs are against the wall and we kind of have to.
The original Defenders comics emphasized that the title group of heroes were a non-team – a group of outsiders that would work together in a crisis. So perhaps establishing that these heroes barely know each other (aside from Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, who had a brief – though intimate – relationship) is the best way to establish that this isn’t your ordinary superhero team-up.
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.
Source: MCU Exchange
10 Lingering Questions Leading Up To ‘The Defenders’
With the release of the first season of Iron Fist, all four Defenders have made their streaming debut to set up this summer’s mashup miniseries The Defenders. Each season has built on the last, building an intricate mythology with a living, breathing New York City to house it. The Hand has been introduced as a sort of evil S.H.I.E.L.D. to link Marvel’s Netflix dramas, building to the four uniting against them. Their separate investigations will bring them together in – what else – a hallway fight.
The culmination of the first phase of the Marvel/Netflix partnership has a lot of ‘splaining to do. What’s the Hand’s true objective? How will our four heroes interact together and how will the supporting casts of their shows intersect here? And perhaps most importantly, who is the Big Bad played by Sigourney Weaver?
We’ll talk about all that and more in the article ahead. Click Next to start!