Ever since Netflix released Daredevil in 2015, Marvel has been paving their way to this Avengers-style team-up with the blind lawyer-superhero-ninja, the super-strong deadpan detective Jessica Jones, the indestructible Harlem hero Luke Cage, and the boy with the glowing fist Danny Rand (a.k.a. Iron Fist). The new trailer for the highly anticipated THE DEFENDERS builds up the excitement for the new series (dropping August 18) with action, style, and a stone cold villainous Sigourney Weaver.
The new trailer shows how our fave street heroes in this Netflix Marvel universe is connected. We see Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) stepping is as a lawyer for Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) as she is interrogated by Misty Knight (Simone Missick). Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) steps in and connects Luke Cage (Mike Colter) to Danny Rand (Finn Jones) — and engage in some fisticuffs before playing nice. We also see the return of Elektra (Elodie Yung), who seems to be playing for the bad guys at this point. And of course, Weaver is serving up some stern, “don’t f*ck with me realness” as she orders her army to destroy the Defenders.
There is a lot packed into the two minutes of this trailer and it is finely put together as it gives us just enough information to whet our binge-watching appetite — and make up for the struggle that was Iron Fist. The fast cuts and glimpses of what’s to come in this familiar comic book world will make you giddy, but there’s nothing like a team fight scene to get your fanboy/fangirl pulse racing.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer