Joe Quesada Shares New Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ Artwork

The Defenders New Stills Portraits MarvelWhile The Defenders Season 1 wrapped production recently, we still have a few more months to go before we see the heroes of New York City, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist come together for a common threat. Joe Quesada, who is the Chief Creative Officer at Marvel Entertainment and one of the executive producers on all of Marvel’s Netflix shows, shared a new piece of artwork that he made to celebrate the cast and crew wrapping production on the first season.

You can check out the new artwork below along with the recent teaser from Marvel and Netflix where you also get reminded when you will finally get Season 1 of the series.

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“Here’s a quick piece I did (sans logo and text) as a cast and crew gift for the Defenders team. This show is going to blow you away!?”

“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 and Netflix’s The Defenders, stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios and Sigourney Weaver as the mysterious big bad, Alexandra.

Also set to appear in The Defenders are Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.

The Defenders Season 1 is set to hit Netflix on Friday, August 18.

Lingering Questions Leading Up To ‘The Defenders’

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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!

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.