Marvel’s Defenders Assemble In New Comic-Con Trailer


The superhero forces of Harlem and Hell’s Kitchen set aside old differences in this action-packed new trailer for The Defenders, Marvel and Netflix’s team-up series that’s set to arrive in August.

If you’ve been keeping pace with the studio’s small-screen offerings, you’ll know that that fantastic foursome is made up of DaredevilJessica JonesLuke Cage, and the kid with the Iron Fist. That mantle belongs to Danny Rand (Finn Jones), who became the fourth and final member of the team back in March.

In fact, with the exception of Sigourney Weaver’s Alexandra, many of the characters set to appear in The Defenders have been plucked from those aforementioned standalone series, including Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Scott Glenn (Stick), Rachael Taylor (Trish “Hellcat” Walker), Elden Henson (Foggy), Eka Darville (Malcolm), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page) and Simone Missick (Misty Knight).

As for this new trailer, it’s another exciting and promising look at the show, and aside from some kickass fight scenes, it teases the entertaining dynamic between the titular team, Weaver’s still mysterious but menacing villain and also some of the humor that we’ll be treated to. From the looks of it, the studio’s team-up series has come together quite well, but it’ll be another couple of weeks before we know for sure whether it reaches the heights of something like Daredevil or simply ends up being mediocre like Iron Fist.

The battle for New York begins when all eight episodes of The Defenders become available to stream on August 18th. Marvel and Netflix’s ensemble show will presumably be followed in quick succession (November, perhaps?) by The Punisher, before new seasons of DaredevilLuke Cage, and Jessica Jones debut in 2018.