The Defenders: First official trailer sees Stick channeling Nick Fury


The first official trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders has been released, and Stick is doing something really familiar.

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Like every Marvel Cinematic Universe property, the first official trailer for The Defenders has been racking up some massive views—and stellar feedback. It’s got action, humor, and some good old superhero conflict. Yep, it’s the classic mindset of “We really hate each other, but we hate the bad guy even more … let’s just be friends and team up.”

You have Misty Knight interrogating Jessica Jones–with Matt Murdock soon arriving and self-appointing himself as Jessica’s lawyer. Soon, we see Luke Cage and future best friend Danny Rand fighting it out. All of this is wrapped up with a fitting narration from Stick, who finally tells all of them to get their s— together. Classic Stick—cuts right to the chase. And he also sounds a lot like Nick Fury when he was assembling the Avengers.

The trailer does its job in getting fans excited for the small-screen team up of Marvel’s more grounded heroes. So far, audiences are only aware that the Defenders have combined to go up against the Hand. Sigourney Weaver’s character, slated to be the miniseries’ big-bad, is currently a mystery. But showrunner Marco Ramirez promises that she will be a very formidable villain.

Check out the trailer and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Official Synopsis

"Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together."

Netflix will premiere all eight episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders on August 18, 2017

Produced by S.J. Clarkson, Cindy Holland, Drew Goddard, Jim Chory, Jeph Loeb, Marco Ramirez, and Douglas Petrie, the series will star Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.