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THE DEFENDERS are on their way

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I don't know about you, but I'm super excited to see what this new team of highly skilled heroes is all about. The Defenders are coming to Netflix and there's a brand new and final trailer to inform us of the upcoming shenanigans. Netflix’s series brings together four series and their main heroes, all fighting for The Big Apple: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. You'll be able to watch the full eight episodes of the series premiere next Friday, August 18th.

As the official synopsis informs, Marvel’s The Defenders follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

Netflix’s latest and final trailer for the show, which you can watch below, makes a case for Iron Fist, played by Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones, being a character worth taking an extra look at. The shots of his actual “iron fist” look enticing, as does the action set-pieces in the series on the whole. The fights seem thrilling, as usual, a lesson that the series clearly learned from Daredevil, the most electrifying of the Netflix-Marvel shows, although Luke Cage had raised some expectations as well. Hopefully, all these characters brought together will raise the stamina of the fights to a brand new level.

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"The more pressing question — one that can’t be answered yet — is whether or not The Defenders will be as emotionally resonant and thematically dense as Jessica Jones, the all-around best of the Marvel-Netflix shows. Under all its fireworks and fights, Jessica Jones was about abuse, survival, grief, and addiction, subjects that deserve to be taken seriously and which the creators of the series clearly made an effort to underline without going full didactic. The Defenders will hinge on compromise, teamwork, community, and respect, which are no less important subjects than the ones studied in Jessica Jones. Whether or not the creators of The Defenders are capable of balancing expressions of chaotic inner lives." (via Collider)

"The Defenders thrives on the conflicts in this crew – their differences end up being a lot more fascinating than their similarities. [...] Like most Netflix series, the show gets off to a mighty slow start – the foursome don't get together until the end of the third episode, for a fight scene. And it's only in the fourth that they sit down over some Chinese food and agree to join forces. As Jones, Krysten Ritter is the only one who knows her way around the business end of a one-liner, so she handles most of the banter burden when it comes to quips. All four of these Netflix Marvel shows had deeply different tones and styles, but since Daredevil was the one that came first – and the only one that's completed a second season so far – it makes sense that it's the template for The Defenders, especially since it has the same showrunners, Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. [...] The series tries to make the most of Danny's limitations by making him the butt of everyone else's scorn. That isn't quite enough to make you glad when he shows up in a scene, but at least it's useful for Luke Cage to have a dim-bulb rich white kid to snarl at. The Defenders is not exactly a team of equals, to say the least. But it goes three for four – and with these three different compelling superheroes in the mix, it's a squad worth rooting for."" (Rolling Stones)

Cast members include characters from all four series, from Jessica Henwick's Colleen Wing (Iron Fist), Elodie Yung's Elektra and Scott Glenn's Stick (Daredevil) to Rosario Dawson's all-series connective tissue Claire Temple, with Sigourney Weaver joining the cast as Alexandra, head of the nefarious The Hand.

The series is executive produced by Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

Check out the The Defenders final trailer below:

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