The Defenders are officially coming together to save New York this summer!
Iron Fist may have left a bad taste in the mouths of many critics and fans, but that hasn’t slowed the excitement for The Defenders.
After months of anticipation, Netflix has finally announced when the highly anticipated miniseries will be upon us. The streaming service released a brief teaser, which revealed the show’s release date to be August 18, 2017. Most assumed that the show would be released around the summer, so this should come as no surprise.
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The actual teaser shows the heroes through an elevator camera at Midland Circle Financial. All four appear to be catching their breath before Jessica Jones knocks out the camera feed. Before she does so, the camera’s time-code stops at 08: 18: 20: 17 cleverly displaying the premiere date.
It’s also worth noting that Midland Circle Financial is where the giant sinkhole was located in Daredevil Season 2.
In addition to the teaser, a viral website called the New York Bulletin has also been launched by Marvel and Netflix to promote the show. Fans of course know this to be the fictional publication that covers the “unusual” events that occur in this universe.
The eight-episode miniseries is intended to be the culmination of the four preceding Netflix series—Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist—and will bring together the four title heroes of each. It will also feature supporting characters from each show.
As of right now, confirmed cast members include: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Èlodie Yung, Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Scott Glenn, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Simone Missick, Jessica Henwick, and Sigourney Weaver.
The Defenders premiere may still be a few months away, but it won’t be too much longer before we’re all happily binging the show.