Three-and-a-half months away from the August premiere, Marvel’s The Defenders drops its first official trailer to pave the way for the team-up of the four New York boroughs’ street-level heroes to take on the dread Hand!
Set to strains and riffs of Nirvana’s 1991 classic “Come As You Are,” the trailer introduces blind attorney Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) to murder suspect Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), the ne’er-do-well private eye, who is being grilled in the precinct by homicide detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick). Elsewhere, Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple brings together future best friends Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand (Finn Jones), who share a few physical pleasantries in an encounter before their official introduction.
The Hand, seemingly led by Sigourney Weaver’s mysterious and dangerous Alexandra, appear to have resurrected deadly assassin Elektra Natchios (Élodie Yung) as their Black Sky, a supernatural super weapon to wreak havoc upon the city.
As Stick (Scott Glenn) so eloquently puts it, the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, the smart-ass detective, the righteous ex-con, and the kid with the glowing fist will have to get their shit together and pool their resources to take on this overwhelming threat.
Directly following on from the events of Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2, and the first seasons of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage, and Marvel’s Iron Fist, the mini-series will feature eight episodes, drawing each series respective supporting cast together as well. And of course, there’s a hallway fight for our Fierce Four.
All episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders premiere on Netflix on August 18, 2017.