Marvel’s The Defenders premiere date revealed in new teaser
Netflix has released a mysterious new teaser online which has the vague title of “Midland Circle Security Elevator B,” but a quick glance at the video reveals the people featured are none other than the four lead characters from Marvel’s The Defenders! To make it even more interesting, Netflix has seemingly confirmed the premiere date for the series in the video, as the time stamp when Jessica Jones hits the security camera is exactly 08:18:20:17, or, August 18, 2017! Watch the video in the player below, and check out the URL — http://126.96.36.199 — shown in the video as well.
This video seems to line up with a scene from the series that EW previously reported about, wherein the four heroes all arrived at Midland Circle of their own volition, not expecting the others to be there. This leads to the four of them taking part in one of their signature hallway battles, albeit on a much bigger scale.
The Defenders stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist. In addition, Elden Henson will be reprising as Foggy Nelson along with Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Eka Darville as Malcolm, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Elodie Yung as Elektra, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. It has been hinted that Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher will return for the series as well, but that remains unconfirmed. Sigourney Weaver will play the antagonist of the series known only as Alexandra.
Marvel’s Daredevil co-showrunner Marco Ramirez will serve as showrunner and executive producer for the series along with Drew Goddard, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Director S.J. Clarkson (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Dexter) will direct the first two episodes of the culminating mini-series event. The eight-episode series will premiere in 2017 along with Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s The Punisher.
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