Friday was a historic day for superhero TV shows. We saw four of Marvel’s biggest TV show heroes unite as The Defenders to protect New York City. Matt Murdock (Daredevil), Jessica Jones, Danny Rand (Iron Fist) and Luke Cage created one big faction when they felt that crime was getting out of hand in New York City.
The last few years have certainly seen a boom in superhero TV shows and movies. Not only our favorite comic book characters making their way to the small screen but we are also seeing numerous crossovers and coalescing of these heroes in teams. Marvel isn’t new with this.
We have already seen the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Fantastic Four, owned by Fox, also follows a similar concept but all of these factions were limited to movies. Now Marvel for the first time ever, has created a squad of superheroes for its TV audiences.
While we saw the first episode of Defenders yesterday and are still new to the show, Charlie Cox did not shy away from revealing some details regarding his character: Daredevil.
As reported by the Heroic Hollywood, here’s what Cox had to say, “We’re now face to face with not just the warriors of [The Hand]. I think the stakes are higher because we’re now encountering the very heads of these organizations — as we try to say, without laughing, the ‘five fingers of The Hand.’
And of course, [Sigourney Weaver’s] Alexandra is the top of that pyramid. We start from a place of complete skepticism and cynicism. From [Matt Murdock/Daredevil’s] point of view, he has no interest in revealing his identity, no interest in working with these people. But he very quickly is put in a situation where he not only sees their competence, but he also sees the efficacy with which they can work as a team.”
Expectations for the show are clearly very high and let’s hope Marvel delivers fans expectations in the best possible manner. If things go well we can see more factions in the upcoming years.
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