Times are really tough for Matt Murdock. Not only is he still wrestling with his desires to protect Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil as well as losing Elektra, the threat of The Hand continues to grow which forces him to unite with fellow misfits Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Danny Rand to Defend the city.
In promotion for Marvel’s The Defenders, Charlie Cox spoke with The Wrap to discuss some new details regarding the series and his character. Cox emphasized that the stakes have never been higher for the four heroes – particularly Matt:
“We’re now face to face with not just the warriors of [The Hand]. I think the stakes are higher because we’re now encountering the very heads of these organizations — as we try to say, without laughing, the ‘five fingers of The Hand.’ And of course, [Sigourney Weaver’s] Alexandra is the top of that pyramid. We start from a place of complete skepticism and cynicism. From [Matt Murdock/Daredevil’s] point of view, he has no interest in revealing his identity, no interest in working with these people. But he very quickly is put in a situation where he not only sees their competence, but he also sees the efficacy with which they can work as a team.”
While the Avengers have their own issues in protecting the Earth from destruction and the Guardians have to protect the broader galaxy, the Defenders have their important job of protecting the city they hold dear. The difference here is that Matt, Jessica, Luke and Danny have a certain toxicity that not even the Avengers and Guardians’ strongest personalities have.
That’s what makes seeing these four unite together so entertaining. After watching hours of content developing the heroes into fully-fledged characters, seeing them assemble despite their reluctance showcases some of their most heroic qualities.
What do you think of Cox’s comments? Do they indicate that Matt may be in for something even more dangerous when season three of Daredevil premieres? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding The Defenders, Daredevil and the rest of the Marvel Netflix series.
Source: The Wrap
10 The Defenders/Marvel Cinematic Universe Crossovers We Want To See
After three long years, the Marvel Netflix universe is finally coming together for the epic crossover event series The Defenders, where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will team up to fight to save New York from a massive army of deadly ninjas known as The Hand. However, that is not the only crossover that Marvel and Defenders fans are longing for. Ever since these shows were announced, fans have been wondering when we might be able to see these characters appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper or when we might see a movie character appear on one of the shows.
Currently, though, there seems to be a divide between Marvel Television and Marvel Studios. They always like to say “it’s all connected,” but the most we get in the Netflix world is the occasional reference to “magic hammers” or “the green guy” or “the incident.” Marvel’s ABC shows have been given a bit more love, with characters like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Colbie Smulders’ Maria Hill or Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif showing up from time to time on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but we still haven’t seen much crossover in the way of actual Avengers appearing on the show or characters like Daisy Johnson/Quake (Chloe Bennet) appearing in a Marvel film.
Who knows if we’ll ever actually see these two worlds clash in a way that is satisfying to both fans of the films and fans of the shows, but it sure is a heck of a lot of fun to dream. With these worlds so populated by superheroes, the possibilities are endless, but there are quite a few crossovers that we already know we would love to see.
Before we begin with this list, I would like to note that this article may feature spoilers for some of the Marvel Netflix series up until this point, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. However, I have not seen any episodes of The Defenders yet, so there will be no intentional spoilers for that show.
So, without further adieu, here are the ten crossovers between Netflix’s The Defenders and the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that we want to see. Hit the next button below to begin!