It’s crunch time for those who are hoping to catch up with all the Marvel Netflix TV shows before The Defenders hits the streaming service. As of this writing, there’s only three days left, and while it’s still physically possible for someone to start from Daredevil Season 1 and trudge all the way through Iron Fist, there’s not a whole lot of time for those with jobs and lives.
While the idea of superhero team-ups are great, they do have the potential unintended consequence of alienating those who haven’t seen anything that came before it. It’s one of the reasons why Hollywood has avoided shared universes for so long, and is still something of a hurdle that studios have to overcome in their storytelling (how much can they depend on plot points of previous films without alienating audiences?). So, what if you’ve missed a series or two along the way?
Netflix has you covered. Late on Monday, they released a brand new featurette for The Defenders, and in it, we get a look back on where we left Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist at the end of their respective stories. The featurette then goes farther, delving into their current reservations and reticence to team up with one another. However, with the entirety of New York City at stake, they’d better damn well get their sh** together.
Below is the official synopsis for The Defenders:
“Blind ninja. Smart-ass detective. Bulletproof ex-con. Kung Fu billionaire. Marvel’s The Defenders centers on four outsider heroes that have to put aside their personal issues and come together when a villainous sect threatens to destroy New York City as we know it.”
The Defenders hits Netflix on August 18, 2017!
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