During the panel for Marvel’s Iron Fist at New York Comic Con on Saturday, Marvel Head of Television Jeph Loeb revealed huge news regarding the upcoming ‘Defenders’ series. The Defenders – Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Iron First will be joining hands against Sigourney Weaver who will be featuring as the main villain on the show. The renowned star of the “Alien” franchise will be serving as the main antagonist on the series.
Details pertaining to Weaver’s character have not yet been revealed, nor is there a release date set for “The Defenders” at the moment since the show hasn’t even begun production yet. However, the panel did mark the first time that all 4 actors – Mike Colter, Krysten Ritter, Charlie Cox and Finn Jones – were seen together in public. Before the end of the panel, there were performances by the cast of “Iron Fist” and The Punisher’s Jon Bernthal, who revealed that Deborah Ann Woll will reprise her Daredevil character Karen Page on the upcoming spin-off . Finn Jones asked Loeb, “Can I bring out some friends?” Then Colter, Ritter and Cox were seen embarking the stage, and the Comic Con audience screamed out in delight for over a minute. The energy then rose even further once Weaver was brought on stage.
Bringing together four fan favorite heroes, Defenders is going to be once heck of a show. Are you excited and looking forward to it’s premiere? What do you make of this recent casting? Share your views and opinions by commenting in the comments section below.