The Defenders will unite the primary heroes from all four Marvel and Netflix shows as they strive towards the common goal of saving New York City. While fans can safely assume that The Hand and Sigourney Weaver’s character, Alexandra, will prove to be formidable foes for our heroes, the involvement of Madame Gao had remained unconfirmed. Now, series star Mike Colter inadvertently confirmed that Wai Ching Ho will return as Madame Gao in the highly anticipated series.
Colter confirmed the news during a Comicpalooza panel in Houston, where the Luke Cage star responded to an attendees question on Gao’s involvement in The Defenders by incorrectly stating that the character had appeared in the show’s latest trailer.
“We saw Madame Gao [in the trailer]. Gao’s in it.”
While the news is hardly surprising considering Gao has been an ominous presence across all four Netflix shows, the confirmation will be welcomed news for fans eager to see how the mysterious character’s plans will unfold.
“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.
Marvel’s The Defenders stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Deborah Ann Woll, Simone Missick, Elden Henson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Rachel Taylor, Rosario Dawson, Scott Glenn, Jessica Henwick, Elodie Yung and Sigourney Weaver.
Marvel’s The Defenders is set to debut on Netflix on August 18, 2017.
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!