Marvel and Netflix together have become a dynamic duo worth the price of a theater admission. Putting out some of the greatest stuff in television currently airing, with great shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones and even shows that don’t land as well like Luke Cage which is still a good show, the less said about Iron Fist the better.
This morning however, we got out sneak peek at the upcoming ensemble street vigilante smackdown with The Defenders! Taking from the Marvel comics superteam of the same name, that was originally comprised of The Hulk, Namor, Doctor Strange and Silver Surfer, Marvel and Netflix have co-oped it to represent their shows.
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The trailer shows us how each of the characters come together to combat a bigger threat, namely The Hand, which is led by the mysterious villain for which Sigourney Weaver (“Aliens”) is playing. All of you favorite lovable assholes are back Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Coulter) and Danny Rand (Finn Jones), along with Misty Knight and Elektra making special appearances within the trailer, together they must help Stick (Scott Glenn), defeat The Hand and save New York.
This is a great trailer, it showcases everything we love about these heroes and gives us little moments of their interactions and action sequences they have together including another take on the one shot hallway fight scene, this time with all five characters : Murdock, Cage, Jones, Rand and Elektra in play here.
What gives me pause about this upcoming show is the that there are multiple characters involve and multiple threads of string that need to be pulled in order for this to work. The showrunners on this show are the same writers who ran the second season of “Daredevil”, which started out strong, however, as the season went on the more threads that were introduced the more convoluted the plot became.
I’m hoping this show won’t suffer the same fate, so far the good will on this show is that they tightened the episodes from 13 episodes to only 8 episodes so that gives me hope for this miniseries.
“Marvel’s The Defenders” airs on Netflix August 8, 2017.