The crossover TV series long in the making is almost here. After five seasons of four separate shows, Marvel and Netflix are about to bring us the much-anticipated The Defenders miniseries, which will unite the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
With just a handful of months to go until it arrives on the streaming service, Marvel has dropped the first full-length trailer for the show. Thankfully, and as expected, it’s a fantastic preview that whets our appetite just enough without giving anything too major away. We get action, humour and yes, the team-up we’ve all been waiting for.
Cutting straight to the chase, the moody promo begins by shedding some light on how that superpowered quartet comes together in the first place. Locked away in a holding cell with only Simone Missick’s Misty Knight for company, Krysten Ritter’s smart-ass private eye finds an unlikely savior in Charlie Cox’s whip-smart attorney, Matt Murdock. By day, he’s one of the finest lawmen in the city, but by night he transforms into the devil of Hell’s Kitchen, quietly tracking his prey (read: armed goons and thugs) from the safety of the shadows.
Elsewhere, the remaining two Defenders only come into contact through Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple – a mainstay of Marvel’s small-screen universe, having cropped up in all four standalone series thus far – and after some fisticuffs, Danny Rand and Luke Cage inevitably join forces to become the Heroes for Hire.
By now, we’re sure you’ve seen it – and if you haven’t, you can give it a watch above – so why not join us as we unpack its secrets and look back on 10 of the best moments from the first trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders.