After leading their own solo adventures, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will finally team up sometime next year for the long-awaited Defenders miniseries. Unlike the Avengers, though, this team of superheroes will be sticking around New York City, which means they'll still be around familiar faces. Yesterday, Marvel confirmed that Simone Missick's Misty Knight and Deborah Ann Woll's Karen Page will return to The Defenders, and today brings the news that Foggy Nelson, Jeri Hogarth and Malcolm Ducasse will also be back.
In another video posted on The Defenders Twitter account, Marvel revealed that Elden Henson, Carrie-Ann Moss and Eka Darville will reprise their respective roles in the miniseries. Along with Sigourney Weaver as the main villain, that brings the total number of characters outside of the main heroes to six. Scott Glenn also narrated the Defenders teaser that aired at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, but it's still unclear whether his character, Stick, will actually return or if they just needed his cool voice for the preview.
Foggy Nelson is one of the most important people in Daredevil's life, so it's a no-brainer to include him in The Defenders. Alas, due to the events of Daredevil Season 2, Foggy and Matt Murdock aren't on the best of terms. Following Nelson & Murdock's collapse, Foggy was hired to join Jeri Hogarth's law firm, and while he and Matt are still cordial to one another, their friendship is definitely on hold, to put it lightly. Speaking of Jeri Hogarth...
Jeri Hogarth lost both her fiancee and her girlfriend in Jessica Jones thanks to Kilgrave's manipulation, leaving her only with a legal career by the time Season 1 ended. Still, it pays to have a superhero saved in her contacts, so we're not surprised that Jeri will still be associated with Jessica in The Defenders. Before the miniseries, she'll return in Iron Fist, where, like her male comic book counterpart, she'll help Danny Rand when he returns to the United States.
Malcolm Ducasse was controlled by Kilgrave in Jessica Jones Season 1 not through the villain's suggestive control, but through the drugs he got the young man hooked on. After the show's eponymous heroine helped him break his addiction, Malcolm became one of her closest allies. If the final minutes of Season 1 are any indication, we're guessing he'll still be helping her run her P.I. business when The Defenders kicks off.
No plot details for The Defenders have been revealed yet. All we know at this point is that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will join forces to battle a threat that's being spearheaded by Sigourney Weaver's character. If it helps, think of this miniseries as concluding Phase 1 of the Netflix side of the MCU.
The Defenders will premiere sometime in 2017 on Netflix. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more news surrounding its development.