It looks like all the teasing is out-of-the-way for the next chapter in the Marvel Netflix Universe and it’s time to meet The Defenders.
In the trailer that was released today we see Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) being interrogated by Misty Knight (Simone Missick) until her lawyer comes in. Her lawyer being Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox). As it progresses, it looks like we get to see the aftermath of their actions in New York as Elektra (Elodie Yung) is resurrected by the Hand. There are also moments of levity as Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand (Finn Jones) are brought together by Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) after being convinced that they are all on the same side.
We get our first look at Sigourney Weaver’s mystery character as well as the return of Stick to try to whip these nascent heroes into shape. There seem to be some great action beats as well with the characters getting their moments to showcase their powers, including what might be the mother of all hallway fights. Check it out and tell me what you think.
This looks to be the culmination of everything that the Marvel Netflix series of shows has been building to and it will be interesting to see if the aftermath of these events touch on the rest of the MCU and on the returning seasons of each individual show.
Marvel’s The Defenders will launch all episodes on Netflix August 18, 2017.