The new Defenders trailer dropped today! And I think it looks fantastic! All of our favorite heroes are back in action to face new threats in NYC. Sigourney Weaver plays the villain, Alexandra, presumably the big bad of the show. I was wondering if she would be playing down her evilness, revealing her master plan during the second half of the show but it looks like she is evil from the jump. That’s ok with me. Looks like Misty Knight, Claire Temple and Colleen Wing also join the fray as well.
Can we talk for a second on how awesome Simone Missick is as Misty? I am in love with her voice. Her tone is commanding, with a little bit of “what the fuck is wrong with you” inflection thrown in for good measure. Perfect casting of the Daughter of the Dragon.
Speaking of Daughters of the Dragon, do you guys and gals think we might see a spin off show with the same name featuring Misty and Colleen?
The limited series stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and Finn Jones as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, all reprising their roles from their individual series. Élodie Yung also stars as Elektra Natchios, reprising the role from Marvel’s Daredevil. Development of the miniseries began in late 2013, with Cox the first actor cast in May 2014, and Jones the final of the title four cast in February 2016. Petrie and Ramirez joined as showrunners in April, after serving in the same role on the second season of Daredevil. However, Petrie left as showrunner at the start of filming in New York City in October 2016; filming concluded in March 2017.
The Defenders will consist of eight episodes, and is scheduled to be released August 18, 2017.