First Images Marvel’s THE DEFENDERS Confirmed for Summer 2017 Premiere
Marvel’s The Defenders will premiere in Summer 2017. The Defenders has officially been confirmed for a summer 2017 release, Entertainment Weekly reports. However no specific premiere date has been announced, its arrival is assumed as sometime in June. It will also get a preview this May 2017 on Free Comic Book day.
Entertainment Weekly also shares some pictures that give us an idea of how the show might kick off and how the team comes together. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage can both be seen in handcuffs, clearly having been arrested. Seeing as Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil is a lawyer I think its safe for us to assume thats how at least Cage, Jones and Murdock meet. How Ironfist comes into the picture in terms of a team we’ll have to wait and see. And will the Punisher be part of this team? We sure hope so!
According to Entertainment Weekly, Defenders will kick off with each of the heroes arriving at the offices of a Midland Circle. Before they can introduce themselves, they find themselves trapped in the middle of a corridor, and must battle their way past a barrage of enemies. So maybe Murdock knows them Cage and Jones before they get arrested?
Its certainly Not The Defenders as we know them from the comics? No Hulk, Sub-Mariner, Dr Strange, Valkyrie or Nighthawk?! Some fans are already saying Netflix and Marvel should have given this team a different name..
Netflix has already dropped some sneak peaks here and there, including subtle clues regards the plot. Casting reveals also give some clues. Confirmed to appear in The Defenders so far are Elektra (Elodie Young), Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), Malcolm Ducasse (Eka Darville), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss), Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), and Misty Knight (Simone Missick). Many of these are supporting cast from Daredevil and Jessica Jones. However Sigourney Weaver will also join as the mysterious villain, Alexandra whom everyone thinks will be Mephisto!
Daredevil seasons 1 and 2, Jessica Jones season 1, and Luke Cage season 1 are now available on Netflix. Iron Fist will premiere on March 17, 2017. The Defenders and The Punisher will arrive in 2017. Premiere dates for the newest seasons of Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Luke Cage have not yet been released. Marvel is already dominating Netflix viewing and these shows are only going to add to it.
Source: Entertainment Weekly