As always with Marvel, the goal is dysfunctional teamwork. Now that they’ve got a nice stable of Netflix originals running, it’s time to get them all together for a superseries — The Defenders.
Marvel and Netflix got started with Daredevil in April 2015, which proved to be a hit. It was followed by Jessica Jones later in the year, with Luke Cage coming in 2016 and Iron Fist arriving earlier this year. Now that all the pieces are in place, it’s time for these four to meet each other! It might somehow go worse than when the Avengers first got together.
They won’t have much choice, though, because Sigourney Weaver is coming to take New York City, along with a revived Elektra. Should be interesting, because these four don’t really do teamwork, and as Weaver’s character points out, expanding your social network isn’t always a good strategy if you’re a superhero. Point notwithstanding, there are also a lot of the expected brutal beatdowns.
But, Daredevil makes fun of Jessica’s scarf, so hey, they can have fun, too! The Defenders will hit Netflix (hard) on August 18.