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.
Some set pictures from The Defenders have hit the Twitterverse! The first set of pics shows Misty Knight and Jessica Jones meeting on the street. Perhaps for the first time? Jessica looks in pretty rough shape (more than usual?) with blood splattered on her face and clothes. Misty has an incredulous look on her face so i’m guess this is their first meeting or maybe Misty has figured out that Jessica is a metahuman. What do you think?
Also from the twitterverse….
The official twitter for the Defenders has been dropping title cards for returning cast members from previous Marvel/Netflix shows and it looks like Patsy, Stick, and Claire are all set to return.
Returning with them are Jeri Hogarth, Foggy Nelson, Karen Page and Malcolm from Daredevil and Jessica Jones respectively. When will Luke Cage, Danny Rand and Colleen Wing show up?
Marvel’s The Defenders, or simply The Defenders, is an upcoming American web television miniseries developed for Netflix by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise and is the culmination of a series of interconnected shows from Marvel and Netflix. The miniseries is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios, with Petrie and Ramirez serving as showrunners.
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. 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, and filming began in New York City that October.
The Defenders will consist of eight episodes, and is scheduled to be released in 2017.
Ohhhhh shiznit, it’s about to go down! Everyone excited?
I’ll be live tweeting Daredevil on Netflix this Friday night. No spoilers, just reactions like “OH $#%!!!! Somebody got knocked the F out! 😱😵😵😵”, opinions, observations, easter egg hunting and so on.
Tweet along with me @lowbrowent, Friday night, March 18th, starting around 8:30pm EST!
P.S. I’ll be drinking the Best Damn Root Beer because it’s awesome and eating pizza… because pizza is awesome too.
The mysterious Stick is a sensei who trained Matt Murdock. Stick has made it his mission to keep the Chaste pure and clean from any evil infection.
He forbade another of his prominent students Elektra Natchios from staying between their lines because of her vengeful personality, in spite of her formidable progress.