We have just under two months until Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist unite to defend New York City in the upcoming limited series The Defenders. This has been a long time coming for the Marvel and Netflix franchise. Just as The Avengers was the culmination of everything on the big screen, The Defenders will serve as a culmination of everything thatâ€™s come from the four show and five seasons of television since 2015.
Thus far, weâ€™ve seen a couple of teasers (the first of which was just a shot in the elevator), and from what we can tell, theyâ€™re really selling this group as a ragtag group. Unlike The Avengers, they donâ€™t quite have the same polish youâ€™d expect of most big superheroes, and theyâ€™re looking to capitalize on that for the new motion posters and poster.
Check them out below!
Admittedly, Iâ€™m not the biggest fan of the aesthetics here. I enjoy the music playing the background (which we already saw in the trailer), as well as that somewhat campy â€œwe donâ€™t give a s**tâ€ attitude they have going on there, but from a visual standpoint, it all looks a bit cheap. The poster itself seems to be the biggest offender. Perhaps it’s the way they’re posed, or the faces they’re giving, but something feels a bit off. As someone whoâ€™s a fan of the shows, I kind of get what theyâ€™re going for, but Iâ€™m not sure itâ€™ll do much to convince anyone whoâ€™s uninitiated that itâ€™s worth watching.
But of course, thatâ€™s just my opinion. Whatâ€™s yours? Do you like what Marvel and Netflix have done with these posters? Let us know in the comments down below!
The Defenders hits Netflix on August 18, 2017.
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