Four Misfits, One City. Can the Big Apple Handle the Combined Efforts of the Defenders?

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The first trailer for Netflix’s Marvel The Defenders is online as of 3rd May 2017, and I’ve taken the liberty of detailing some of the ins and outs of the trailer for you all – who knows, it may make you want to go out and watch it, if you haven’t already done so of course.

Okay, so, it starts with our fave femme fatale Jessica Jones (played by Krysten Ritter) in handcuffs being interrogated by Misty Knight (played by Simone Missick) following some sort of misconduct on Jones’ behalf – whoopsy.

Then, Matthew Murdock (played by Charlie Cox) walks in and states how Jessica should not say another word as he is her attorney.

Luke Cage (played by Mike Colter) is on a bus – because whilst heroes may be famous, they aren’t necessarily rich.

He’s then questioned by Clarie Temple (played by Rosario Dawson) as to how being “Harlem’s Hero allows him to live an actual life.”

Then Iron Fist (played by Finn Jones) walks through a door, chases an unknown assailant before being stopped by his future Heroes For Hire teammate and best friend Cage.

But, they aren’t friends just yet it seems as Fist tries his best kung-fu moves on the Hero of Harlem before being knocked down with a single haymaker.

Of course, that is, until Finn Jones gets back up and uses his special powers to PUNCH CAGE RIGHT IN THE HEAD! Tasty.

All of this inner fighting is brought to the forefront and then put back into its rightful place when Claire reminds them both they are on the same side.

Then, the four heroes (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) all have a montage with Stick (Scott Glenn’s character) narrating over them that a new evil is coming to New York.

Throw in a sick remix of Nirvana’s Come As You Are, and the trailer shows off some of the hard-hitting, nitty-gritty styles that the previous shows have established already before ending in what looks like a shortened version of Marvel TV’s trope hallway fight scene.

As disappointing as some people found Iron Fist, the Defenders looks as action-packed as Daredevil, as interesting as Jessica Jones, and will hopefully be as cool as Luke Cage.

Starring Charlie Cox as Daredevil/Matt Murdock, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Elodie Yung as Elektra, Scott Glenn as Stick, and Sigourney Weaver as new antagonist Alexander, Marvel and Netflix’s The Defenders will be available to stream from the 18th of August apparently.

Just a few short months then.

I guess I should probably finish watching Luke Cage.

And start watching Iron Fist.

Oh dear.

2 thoughts on “Four Misfits, One City. Can the Big Apple Handle the Combined Efforts of the Defenders?

  1. I also need to get through Iron Fist before The Defenders airs this summer. My motivation has been pretty low though. It feels like after the first season of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Marvel TV hasn’t been able to maintain the quality those seasons set. I’m hoping The Defenders will fix that though 😀

    Also, would you be interested in sharing your work on Movie Pilot? I’d like to invite you to the platform as one of our content creators. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail, my contact details are on my “About” page. (o^.^)b


    1. I still have not finished watching Luke Cage yet, despite this post having originally been written over a month ago. Whoops. Still, Summer is coming, and much like yourself, I’ve not been as enthralled by LC as I was with Jessica Jones or Daredevil. My hope is that Defenders can right the wrongs of LC and Iron Fist, so finger’s crossed.

      I would love to share some content with your site. I’ll send an e-mail to you as soon as I can, though that might be tomorrow now by the time I’ve finished with family commitments and whatnot. Until then, take care, and thanks for leaving a comment. 🙂


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