We’ve already got The Avengers and Justice League will bring the DC Universe equivalent to the big screen, but 2017 will see Netflix throwing a new team into the melting pot with Marvel’s The Defenders. Bringing together the characters from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, the new series is going to be the TV equivalent to the bigger name movie superhero teams and you can see the five main characters together for the first time (randomly trapped in a lift) in the teaser video below.
The video has also confirmed the release date for the show, along with a whole host of content for fans to sift through, so we’re starting to get more details on what to expect from the series when it lands in full later this year. It may not be quite as exciting as the upcoming arrival of Stranger Things Series 2 on Netflix on Halloween, but it’s definitely a close second.
If the teaser below isn’t enough to get hyped about, you can also check out the full trailer for the show at www.tuppencemagazine.co.uk/marvels-the-defenders-full-trailer/. San Diego ComicCon 2017 added to the excitement with the arrival of teaser featuring a possible cameo from The Punisher, along with the second trailer, which gives us much more on the sinister forces that The Defenders will have to face.
You can see a time stamp ticking down in the top right hand corner of the video below and while the seconds flick by, the minutes and hours stay at 08:18. This revealed the release date for Marvel’s The Defenders, which will arrive on Netflix on the 18th of August 2017.
It doesn’t take long for Jessica Jones to disable the security camera and cut the feed, but it’s enough of a fleeting view to tell us when the latest superhero show will be making its debut. As ever, all of the episodes will be available at the same time, so you’ll be able to either binge on through or drip feed them into your life like little droplets of super-powered rain.
Marvel’s The Defenders teaser trailer:
The details have started to become a little less shrouded in mystery, but we’ll probably have to wait for the August release date to understand it all. What we do know is that the gang will be getting back together to face a new enemy with trailer 2 showing their loved-ones being targeted in what is being touted as a war for the city.
Midland Circle Financial is the company at the heart of the new story, which you can see on the panel in the lift in the teaser, but you can also see a bit more about its development with the NY Bulletin site that has been created. From the look of things its a big company on the up and up in New York. There’s also a little snippet about a crack-pot scientist hunting for a lost treasure, so we’re expecting that to be a big part of the story too.
The new antagonist for The Defenders to take on has been confirmed to be the enigmatic Alexandra, played Sigourney Weaver, who features heavily in the second trailer. There’s also a lot of air time in all of the teaser info for the Meachums, who were introduced in Iron Fist. There’s even a new LinkedIn profile for Ward. Madame Gao, Bakudo and Elektra will also be back, again featuring in the trailers, so there’s no shortage of trouble for the newly formed superhero team.
Facing off against Sigourney Weaver’s ubber intelligent Alexandra will be Charlie Cox as Daredevil / Matt Murdoch, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Iron Fist / Danny Rand. Deborah Ann Woll returns as Karen Page, along with Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.
Rosario Dawson is back in ice-cool action as Claire Temple, plus there’s Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing. Scott Glenn will reprise the character of Stick, along with Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao, Ramón Rodríguez as Bakudo and Elodie Yung as Elektra.
Netflix has confirmed that Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez (both of Marvel’s Daredevil fame) are set to return as showrunners, with Drew Goddard (The Martian) joining the team as an executive producer, along with Douglas Petrie, Marco Ramirez, Drew Goddard, and Jeph Loeb.
There’s been a lot of exciting TV from the original Marvel shows on Netflix and we’re expecting Marvel’s The Defenders to take things up to 11 when the August release date comes around. Daredevil is still the most rounded of all the shows, so it’s good to see Charlie Cox and the rest of the Matt Murdoch team are going to be a big part of the new show, and hopefully that will help to chip away at some of the negatives that were delivered in Luke Cage and Iron Fist.