We’re less than 24 hours away from the release of The Defenders, which is the culmination of five 13-episode seasons of television that include two seasons of Daredevil, and one season of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist each. It’s a great TV event, to be sure, and we can’t wait to see what kind of foe they’re up against with Sigourney Weaver’s character. With that in mind, it’s been interesting that so far in the marketing, very little emphasis has been placed on who this baddie is.
While the mystery is still very much intact, this latest (and presumably final) trailer from Netflix gives us our most in-depth look at her character yet. The trailer starts with her in the Royal Dragon Restaurant, talking with our heroes. The rest of the trailer shows various events throughout the show, with her threatening voice-over towards the Defenders, stating that this team-up will disappoint all members.
We still don’t know exactly what Weaver’s character’s goals are just yet, but her statement about New York being densely populated certainly seems like she’s planning on killing a whole lot of people. Based on some of the previous footage, it also looks like she has some ties to The Hand, which we’ve thought, up until this point, had been led by Madame Gao (well, mostly, at least). Guess we’ll just have to watch the show tomorrow to see what her true plans and affiliations are.
The official synopsis for The Defenders is below:
“Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil AKA Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist AKA Danny Rand (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 reluctantly realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.”
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