With The Defenders premiering on Netflix tomorrow, we had assume that the video we saw earlier this week was the final trailer for the series. This, of course, has turned out to be completely untrue — as Netflix has put out another one.
Honestly, if trailers are designed to hype up people for something, they’re definitely succeeding with particular one. We get more of Sigourney Weaver’s character monologuing, some cool fights, and just enough to make me say “I guess Iron Fist was worth it.” I know what my plans for this weekend are at least.
Netflix’s The Defenders will be here at the end of the week, so what better way to start it than with the final trailer for the miniseries? This newest set of clips puts Danny Rand front and center, and I think that (while he was a bit annoying as the central protagonist) he’ll balance nicely with the more jaded members of the team.
That would be “everyone else” if you were curious.
Honestly, I’m excited for this, and fully expect to finish it before the weekend is out. It’s hard to believe that we’ve only been living in this corner of the MCU for two years, but this event series definitely feels earned. It’s just plain cool.
One of the most exciting Marvel properties on screens isn’t any of the studio’s movies, but instead the various television series they’ve been making on the Netflix streaming service. The four shows initially announced back in 2013 — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist — have all premiered, and even the worst of them is is still pretty solid when compared to shows on the rest of television.
And the best? The best are amazing.
And now we come to the promised completion, with The Defenders hitting screens later this summer. Netflix previously gave us a pretty fun trailer, and now they’re offering a second. There’s a bit more revealed in it than the first, so we’ll stay quiet for those who don’t want even the tiniest spoilers. If you’re like me and want to get as much as you can though, here it is.
The Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building towards The Defenders since it began, and the payoff is coming later this year. While we got a brief teaser (which revealed the release date) a month ago, today the streaming service released a real trailer for the show.
And it’s a doozy.
I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s everything you could hope for. Set to a version of Nirvana’s “Come as You Are,” you couldn’t have pulled the clips in this trailer from my wildest dreams. It’s pretty great looking, and you should watch it.
The full season of The Defenders hits Netflix on August 18th.
The next series in Netflix’s ongoing set of Marvel shows is The Defenders, which will finally see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the Iron Fist join forces against a common enemy. It’s probably the most highly anticipated show of the bunch, and what we’ve been building up to over the last couple of years. While we knew the series was coming later this year, the streaming service had yet to give us a release date.
Well, until now.
The video, embedded above, is just a short clip of our four leads getting onto an elevator. If you look at the time code though, it ends at 08:18:20:17. I don’t think it’s a stretch to read that as 8/18/2017, and it’s probably safe to assume that’s the show’s premiere date. Also in the video you can spot the IP address http://126.96.36.199/. Clicking that link brings you to a viral website for the fictional New York Bulletin, which was prominently featured in Daredevil.
Netflix’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been pretty resoundingly well received by the fandom, with one season of Jessica Jones and two seasons of Daredevil under its belt. But with so many series in production (as the cumulative franchises head towards The Defenders) and only so much room on the calendar, the question about when we’d see more of the already released series has been floating in the air.
Well, the good news is that season three of Daredevil and season two of Jessica Jones are still on track — but the bad news is that we won’t see them (or The Punisher) until at least 2018.
It makes perfect sense when you look at the schedule though, as Luke Cage comes out this fall, and Iron Fist and The Defenders coming in 2017. Netflix has been pretty clear that they want to put out two Marvel seasons a year, and this sticks with their pattern.
And with the quality of what we’ve gotten, is it such a terrible burden to wait?
The cast of Netflix’s upcoming Marvel series Iron Fist‘s cast now seems to be coming together. Earlier we learned that Finn Jones will play the titular hero, and now the rest of the cast is starting to get filled out. EW is reporting that one of the other series leads, Colleen Wing, will be played by actress Jessica Henwick.
Henwick made a small appearance as an X-Wing pilot in The Force Awakens, but is best known to audiences for her portrayal of Nymeria Sand on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Finn Jones also is best known for his appearances on that series as well coincidentally enough.
Scott Buck is showrunning Iron Fist for Netflix, and is one of a handful of series designed to lead into an eventual Defenders miniseries. No word yet on when the series will debut, but it likely won’t be released prior to 2017.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about the new Ghostbusters trailer, Pacific Rim 2 has a new director, the Iron Fist has been cast, Nicholas Meyer has joined the writing staff of the new Star Trek show, Wine Country Comic Con is insane, YourMiniCon has cancelled more events, and Nick went to Plattcon.
Netflix’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has, from the very start, always been building towards a Defenders event series. It was designed to do this by launching individuals shows for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist — and then having those heroes eventually team up. Well, we’re about to get the second season of Daredevil, and Jessica Jones arrived last fall. Luke Cage is expected later this year as well, which means one hero has yet to be cast: Iron Fist.
While no specific date for the series has been announced yet, we finally know who will star in the series’s titular role.
EW is reporting that Finn Jones (best known for his role on Game of Thrones) has been cast as Iron Fist. In the comics, Iron Fist is the superhero identity of Daniel Rand. Rand (born in New York) ends up orphaned while traveling abroad at the age of nine. He’s then adopted by a martial arts master… and yadda yadda yadda… becomes a Superhero.
Pretty typical cliched trope-y stuff really.
While it’s a little disappointing that Netflix and Marvel chose to keep Rand white in the series, it is true to his comic book origins so we can’t exactly complain that we aren’t getting what we were promised. Honestly, I’ve never been a big Iron Fist fan, but if Netflix’s earlier series are any indication, I may end up one.
With Daredevil getting second season, many have been asking exactly how Marvel and Netflix were planning on rolling out the remaining TV series (AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) which are building towards The Defenders.
After AKA Jessica Jones premieres later this year, Netflix intends to roll out a new season every six months. Now, that includes things like Season 2 of Daredevil, so we’re still looking at several years before we get to see our heroes team up as The Defenders (at least formally).
Now, we may not end up getting a second season for every show on the list (and shows that get multiple seasons may not get them one per year), but since all the characters are set to reappear (and are geographically close to each other) it’s not like anyone is going to disappear entirely.