‘The Defenders’ Unite on EW Cover; First Look at Sigourney Weaver

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Summer 2017 is already going to be one of the biggest summer movie seasons in history with epic blockbusters featuring superheroes, aliens, monsters, super intelligent apes, and even a war film to boot but the movie theater won’t be the only place to catch some ass-kicking entertainment. This week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story features the first behind the scenes look at Marvel’s The Defenders filming the first scene that features them all coming together and while the article doesn’t give us much information regarding the plot, it does confirm the series will debut on Netflix sometime during the summer.

The only bit of information we get from the article is that for at least the first half of the season the series will follow Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage separately. Marco Ramirez, showrunner for The Defenders told EW:

“Every one of them is following their own trail of bread crumbs, trying to unpack a mystery in New York. We wanted them all caught off guard. Once they’re in that room together, it’s kind of like, ‘Oh, s—, who are you?’”

It’s an interesting and fresh way to form the unlikely superhero team. These characters like to operate independently in the shadows of New York City and it will take a serious threat to unite the heroes (not for hire). While we still don’t know exactly what the threat is, EW teases the scene being filmed takes place at the offices at Midland Circle. The same location where Daredevil and Elektra discovered the giant hole in the ground in season two.

How the storyline for The Defenders will be connected to The Hand remains a mystery, however, we do know the main villain played by Sigourney Weaver will figure into that somehow. While her role is still a mystery, EW also has the exclusive first look at her character. Ramirez wouldn’t reveal anything concrete but offered some teases calling her an “utter badass,” and that:

“Sigourney is the kind of person you can buy as the smartest person in the room, who you can also buy as a person holding a flamethrower. Her character is a very powerful force in New York City. She’s everything Sigourney is: sophisticated, intellectual, dangerous.” 

The series will see the return of many cast members from the Netflix corner of the MCU including Elodie Yung (Elektra), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Scott Glenn (Stick), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker) and Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing) who will be introduced in the upcoming Iron Fist series this March.

The Defenders stars Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and Finn Jones as Iron Fist.

The Defenders hits Netflix sometime in the summer of 2017.

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SOURCE: EW

Luke Cage and Misty Knight Reunite in New Set Photos From ‘The Defenders’

Production on The Defenders is currently underway. The show is shooting on location in New York city which means we are going to be seeing a lot of set photos snapped as the Marvel Netflix team-up series will be one of the most anticipated shows to hit Netflix in the coming year.

Just yesterday we got a look at Jessica Jones and Trish Walker reunited on a stroll in the concrete jungle and today, even more new photos have hit the web revealing a much-anticipated reunion between Luke Cage himself and fan favorite Detective Misty Knight. The photos show the two on the street, next to a car that has been burnt to a crisp as well as a shot of the two off camera looking to be taking a coffee break.

An official synopsis has yet to be released but it is known that the series will follow Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Finn Jones (Iron Fist) as they put their resources together and team-up to take on Sigourney Weaver who’s villainous character is still unknown at this point.

The series will also see the return of many cast members from the Netflix corner of the MCU including Elodie Yung (Elektra), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Scott Glenn (Stick), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker) and Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing).

The Defenders hit Netflix sometime in 2017.

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‘The Defenders’ Set Photo Features Jessica and Trish Taking a Stroll

Marvel and Netflix are currently in production on the street-level hero team-up series, The Defenders, which is shooting on location in New York city. A few weeks ago we got our first glimpse at Krysten Ritter and Simone Missick both reprising their roles for the series via some set photos which featured Misty Knight holding Jessica Jones at gunpoint.

Today, thanks to the DailyMail, we have a new look at Jessica but this time in a much more friendly and casual encounter as she takes a break to have some coffee and go for a stroll with her stepsister Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor).

An official synopsis has yet to be released but it is known that the series will follow Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Finn Jones (Iron Fist) as they put their resources together and team-up to take on Sigourney Weaver who’s villainous character is still unknown at this point.

The series will also see the return of many cast members from the Netflix corner of the MCU including Elodie Yung (Elektra), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Scott Glenn (Stick), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker) and Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing).

The Defenders hit Netflix sometime in 2017.

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‘The Defenders’ Adds Jessica Henwick; Sneak Peek at Iron Fist

‘The Defenders’ cast is continuing to grow by the day. This morning Marvel announced via the series’ official twitter account that actress Jessica Henwick who plays Colleen Wing in the upcoming Marvel Netflix series ‘Iron Fist’ will join the team-up series set to make it’s debut sometime in 2017.

The Defenders cast is continuing to grow by the day. This morning Marvel announced via the series’ official twitter account that actress Jessica Henwick who plays Colleen Wing in the upcoming Marvel Netflix series Iron Fist will join the team-up series set to make it’s debut sometime in 2017.

The announcement comes with a clip giving us a sneak peak at Colleen Wing in action during a one on one cage match which is rumored to be her first scene in Iron Fist.

The addition of Henwick marks the seventh addition to the series’ supporting cast this week which includes Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Scott Glenn (Stick), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple) and Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker).

An official synopsis has yet to be released but it is known that the series will follow Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Finn Jones (Iron Fist) as they put their resources together and team-up to take on Sigourney Weaver who’s villainous character is still unknown at this point.

The Defenders hits Netflix sometime in 2017.

Three More Join ‘The Defenders’

The Defenders is shaping up to be not only a team up series for the Netflix corner of the MCU, but one that will showcase most of the supporting cast from the rest of the Netflix shows as well.

The Defenders is shaping up to be not only a team up series for the Netflix corner of the MCU, but one that will showcase most of the supporting cast from the rest of the Netflix shows as well.

Just yesterday it was announced that Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) and Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse) would be joining the cast and today it has been officially announced that another three supporting cast members will be making an appearance as well.

Coming as no great surprise we will see Scott Glenn reprise his role as Stick, who narrated the first teaser for the series. Also joining is fan favorite and Night Nurse herself, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. Lastly, and a bit unexpectedly, the series will see Rachael Taylor will return as Trish Walker, the best friend and adoptive sister of heroine Jessica Jones.

Little is known about the plot of ‘The Defenders’ at this point. All we know is that it will see the street level heroes of the MCU put their resources together as they team up to take on a villainous Sigourney Weaver who’s character is still unknown.

The Defenders hits Netflix sometime in 2017.

Deborah Ann Woll, Simone Missick Confirmed for The Defenders; Krysten Ritter Spotted on Set

Deborah Ann Woll, who was first introduced as Karen Paige in Marvel’s Netflix series Dardevil, has already been spotted on set filming for the upcoming series The Punisher and is now officially confirmed to appear in The Defenders, which will serve as a follow-up to the upcoming Iron Fist series and is currently filming. Along with Woll, Simone Missick who played the breakout fan favorite character Misty Knight in Luke Cage will also be making her presence known in the team up series.

Deborah Ann Woll, who was first introduced as Karen Paige in Marvel’s Netflix series Dardevil, has already been spotted on set filming for the upcoming series The Punisher and is now officially confirmed to appear in The Defenders, which will serve as a follow-up to the upcoming Iron Fist series and is currently filming.

The Defenders will feature the street level heroes of Marvel putting together their resources and teaming up against Sigourney Weaver, who’s character is still unknown at this point.

Along with Woll, Simone Missick who played the breakout fan favorite character Misty Knight in Luke Cage will also be making her presence known in the team up series.

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In addition to this confirmation via the series official twitter account, Krysten Ritter has been spotted on set sporting her signature leather jacket as the badass Jessica Jones, one of the four main heroes in The Defenders.

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‘Marvel’s The Defenders’: S.J. Clarkson to Direct First Two Episodes

Announced by Marvel today, Director S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, Orange is the New Black) is to direct the first two episodes of the 2017 Marvel and Netflix series Marvel’s The Defenders.

Announced by Marvel today, Director S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, Orange is the New Black) is to direct the first two episodes of the 2017 Marvel and Netflix series Marvel’s The Defenders. Once more directing for two of the featured characters of the upcoming 8-episode limited series, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) herself, and Luke Cage (Mike Colter),(‘AKA Crush Syndrome,’ AKA Ladies Night’), having the characters of Daredevil (Charlie Cox), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) along for the initial ride can only mean familiar flow with the promise of new excitement. Acting powerhouse Sigourney Weaver will also join as an as-yet-unnamed villainess.

With Jessica Jones featuring a roster of exclusively women directors in its soon to start shooting second season, it seems that Marvel’s recent agenda leaning towards gender equality  also supports the return of its stellar directing alumni. Both of the episodes Clarkson directed were incredibly human, intimate, and gut wrenching in their own rights. I’m sure more of the same macabre street magic is to come as The Defenders work together to protect New York City.

The story will revolve around four loner heroes that will pull their resources to become stronger as a whole. For those who’ve seen Jessica JonesLuke Cage, and Daredevil (which have their first – and where Daredevil is concerned, also second – season available to watch in full on Netflix), imagining these solitary heroic souls working together for the wellbeing of all might sound like a bit of a challenge.

Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeff Loeb seems confident in the choice of Clarkson.

“S.J.’s take on the material is outstanding. …We loved her work on ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ and couldn’t think of a more talented and accomplished person to helm the first two episodes of ‘Marvel’s The Defenders.’”

The Defenders will hit Netflix sometime in 2017

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