The first full trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders has arrived!
The crossover show will bring together Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and … ugh … Iron Fist (Finn Jones) to save New York City from a threat that seems to be comprised of the Hand (boo!), a resurrected Elektra (yay!), and a new enemy played by Sigourney Weaver (hell yes).
At eight episodes, The Defenders will be much shorter than any previous season of Marvel’s Netflix shows, which might be for the best considering the thirteen episode format has led to most of those shows running out of steam long before the end credits. Does The Defenders look any good? It’s honestly hard to say at this point. Luke Cage was pretty uneven and Iron Fist was hot garbage, so we’re not exactly heading into this thing with a perfect track record.
We’ll see on August 18th when the full season drops on Netflix whether bringing all together the heroes of Hell’s Kitchen is enough to return this franchise to the glory days of Jessica Jones’ first season.
Bonus points if Iron Fist gets killed by a random ninja.