As we enter the month of August, hardcore fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have only one thought on their minds: The Defenders. Netflix's upcoming miniseries will unite all four of its Marvel heroes, as well as their supporting characters, in a battle against Sigourney Weaver's Alexandra. As the motley crew attempts to save New York from destruction, they'll need to depend on each other and their respective superpowers while facing the combined might of Alexandra, her forces, The Hand, and an amnesiac Elektra. But now it looks like the four heroes won't be the only ones in the fray, as a Defenders scene may include all of the supporting characters as well.
I'm excited just for fans to see characters interact that have never interacted before! I'm not even just talking about the four leads. I'm also talking about ensemble cast, which --- most of them have been announced, I think. There's a scene which has all of us --- the whole cast in the same room --- and that was crazy, and a lot of fun. So that's what I'm excited for people to see, and it's sort of towards the end of the show, I'd say.
Prepare for a nerdgasm, because it looks like The Defenders will be going full tilt in regards to its crossover moments. Now we just have to figure out why one scene will contain most of the large ensemble cast.
The inner nerd in me is hoping for some sort of massive action sequences. While the actual Defenders will no doubt be doing the majority of the fighting in the miniseries, there are a handful of ass kickers in the supporting cast as well. Colleen is a seasoned cage fighter and Taekwan-Do instructor, Trish has been training herself in secret for quite some time, and Claire Temple has been taking lessons from Colleen herself. Add in the likes of Stick and Misty Knight, and you've got some capable fighters supporting the four heroes. I'd love to see them all duking it out, and the Defenders will likely take any help they can get in the battle to come.
It should be interesting to see how all the various characters from Marvel's Netflix series crossover and interact in The Defenders. Unlike the limited runtime of Avengers: Infinity War, there are 8 hours to foster these new relationships, so it seems like just about any pairing could happen. Now we just have to wait a few more weeks to see how it all goes down.
The Defenders will arrive in its entirety August 18th on Netflix. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.