Watch The Defenders get introduced at New York Comic Con
Netflix and Marvel’s New York Comic Con panel surprised fans last night when the cast of the Netflix original series Marvel’s The Defenders united on stage for the first time. Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil) from Marvel’s Daredevil, Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) from Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and Mike Colter (Luke Cage) from Marvel’s Luke Cage joined Finn Jones (Danny Rand) from Marvel’s Iron Fist. Golden Globe-winning and Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress Sigourney Weaver was also announced as playing the villain in Marvel’s The Defenders!
You can watch The Defenders get introduced in the video below, and you can check out photos from the event in the gallery underneath as well!
Of the Sigourney Weaver announcement, Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, said: “Marvel is honored to have an actress of her caliber and status join what is already our biggest show ever! She is by definition a class act.”
“Sigourney Weaver, what more is there to say,” added Cindy Holland,Vice President of original content at Netflix. “She’s a formidable actress and we are thrilled to have her join our remarkable cast alongside Charlie, Krysten, Mike and Finn.”
Marvel’s Iron Fist, for which you can watch the first trailer by clicking here, debuts Friday, March 17 2017 at 12:01am PT in all territories where Netflix is available and is the fourth of four epic live-action adventure series from Marvel (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage which are now streaming, all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders). The drama will premiere with 13 one-hour episodes.
Jon Bernthal, who plays the title role of Frank Castle/The Punisher, also confirmed at the panel that Deborah Ann Woll will be joining him in Marvel’s The Punisher, where she will reprise the role of Karen Page, whom viewers first met in Marvel’s Daredevil.