We’re only two days away from the premiere of Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix — even less, since it will appear at 12:01 a.m. on August 18th. The series brings together the stars of Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Iron Fist And Marvel’s Claire Temple…wait, what? Claire doesn’t have her own series? Someone should fix that. Anyway, this is the culmination of the original Marvel/Netflix plan of having the four series dovetail into one eight-episode team-up.
The video below is a featurette with Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and Finn Jones talking about where there characters are when the series starts. Yes, they’re in New York, I’m talking about from a more emotional stand point. You can see some of the chemistry already on display here. I think the connection between Matt Murdock and Jessica Jones could be a lot of fun, and we may get the Power Man/Iron Fist that comic fans have always wanted. This may also be the chance for Finn Jones to redeem himself in the eyes of the fans who were disappointed with Marvel’s Iron Fist.
I have to say that this feels a little bit like they’re telling the Elektra reborn series from the Daredevil comics, but with the Defenders in place of the Chaste — which I’m okay with. The series also includes Sigourney Weaver, Jessica Henwick, Elodie Yung, Elden Henson, Simone Missick, Rosario Dawson, Rachel Taylor, Scott Glenn, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville and Deborah Ann Woll.