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