– by Joseph Jammer Medina

UPDATE: Be sure to check out our live reaction to the trailer above!


Like Marvel Studios before it, a couple years ago, Marvel Television performed a grand experiment on Netflix. Would audiences be hungry for four darker superheroes on the small screen? Was there enough demand to make Daredevil in the vein of Frank Miller, or to really explore the dark, demented world of Jessica Jones? Furthermore, would there be enough demand to unite all these superheroes, Avengers-style?

Daredevil kicked things off on the right foot, proving that the demand was certainly there. Jessica Jones took things to the next level, proving that you can have a female-centric superhero on the small screen. Luke Cage continued the grand tradition of strong storytelling in this world, and while Iron Fist didn’t exactly click with critics, it seems like audiences have grown to enjoy it quite a bit.

Now, all four heroes unite against one major threat in New York. Check out the official trailer below!

For better or worse, this one definitely feels like The Avengers brought to television. As expected, you have at least one fight scene between the heroes (or at least between Luke and Danny — the soon to be Heroes for Hire), and the need for them to set their differences aside or be destroyed. The action looks fun, and if the writing from the previous series is any indication, I expect some great character development, and some fun interactions between the Defenders themselves.

The official synopsis for The Defenders is below:

“Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). 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. The Netflix original series will launch globally on August 18, 2017.”

What did you think of this first trailer? Is it everything you wanted it to be? Let us know in the comments down below!

Marvel’s The Defenders hits Netflix on August 18, 2017.

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SOURCE: Marvel

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.