Are You Ready to Defend? One Week Until Marvel’s The Defenders is on Netflix!
Netflix just sent out an exciting reminder that we’re only one week away from seeing the street-level Marvel team-up we’ve all been waiting for! The Defenders original series debuts next Friday, August 18th, after 65 episodes of exciting, action-packed buildup.
To get viewers excited and ready, Netflix shared the series trailer, which teases the Hell’s Kitchen heroes meeting one another for the first time. Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock meet during a police interrogation (in a direct callback to Alias issue #3), while Danny Rand and Luke Cage’s meeting teases the start of what could become their Heroes for Hire partnership. Plus, who doesn’t love an awesome Nirvana soundtrack to set the mood?
A second, more in-depth trailer for the 8-episode season premiered during a Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, and gave viewers a closer look at Sigourney Weaver’s villain Alexandra, as well as the mysterious Elektra, who has somehow returned from the dead after Daredevil Season 2. The Defenders team will be fighting up against the Hand for most of this season when they’re not too busy butting heads with each other.
Returning supporting characters from the various series will also include Foggy Nelson (Matt Murdock‘s former legal partner), Trish Walker (Jessica Jones’s adoptive sister), Misty Knight (a police detective who helped Luke Cage), Colleen Wing (martial arts specialist and friend to Danny Rand), and of course, Claire Temple, who has appeared in each of the prior Netflix shows.
We cannot wait to see these heroes in action next Friday! We have so many questions- how is Jessica handling the death of Kilgrave? How does Luke get out of prison? Will Danny learn more discipline alongside his teammates? And just how will Matt react when Elektra returns on the scene?