Marvel’s The Defenders will assemble this Friday on Netflix


Defenders Assemble! Netflix’s brand new featurette reveals how the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen formed an unholy alliance with a smartass detective, a righteous ex-con and THAT kid with the glowing fist for Marvel’s upcoming miniseries.

The eight-episode series, premiering globally on Netflix this Friday, will follow Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, as they team up to storm the streets of New York City and fight crime together.

The Defenders may appear to be an unlikely partnership, as the four solitary figures are more than capable of operating on their own, but just imagine how much trouble they will cause when they join forces.

Supporting the strength-in-numbers notion, Netflix released a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette this week, which is packed full of never-before-seen footage and cast interviews offering a first-look at the characters motivations, and how each of them starts out at beginning of the series.

In the new video, Charlie Cox reflects on the shocking conclusion of Daredevil’s second season, explaining how Matt Murdock had been left in a very uncertain place after suffering a number of close personal losses within a short space of time:

"“At the end of the second season of Daredevil, Matt is kind of lost. He’s given up being this superhero. But deep down he genuinely believes the city is better off with him.”"

Meanwhile, Krysten Ritter revealed that the outlook of her rough-around-the-edges character, Jessica Jones, remains the same as her solo series, perhaps indicating that she will find it particularly difficult to adapt to her new role in the streetwise squad:

"“Jessica’s never wanted to be involved. She’s never wanted to save the city, she doesn’t care.”"

While we have already been introduced to the complex origins of Luke Cage as part of his individual series, Mike Colter shares his unique insight into the character’s headspace when we first meet him in The Defenders. He suggests that his initiation to the team may have arrived at the perfect moment:

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"“Luke Cage is out of prison, and now he’s just trying to figure out what to do with his life.”"

Finn Jones, who plays Danny Rand (aka the Immortal Iron Fist) on the show, rounds out the quartet of interviews, explaining that “everything leads back to New York” as the four characters embark on their singular paths to the same place – the conference room of Alexandra, the show’s main antagonist played by Sigourney Weaver.

The series also features the return of Elodie Yung as Elektra, Scott Glenn as Stick, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, with Simone Missick as Misty Knight and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.

Next: Marvel debuts new trailer for “The Defenders” at Comic Con

The Defenders is executive produced by Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb. The series will be available on Netflix from August 18.