TV Time: The Defenders


Since the debut of Daredevil on Netflix a motley crew has been building.  During the San Diego Comic Con Marvel panel we now have a glimpse of three more shows that will be added to the Netflix Originals.  No we all know that this has been coming, but to be able to see it for the first time makes it even more exciting.

First we get Luke Cage AKA Power Man who was created Created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr., he first appeared in Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1 (June 1972).  Luke Cage has superpowers in the form of unbreakable skin and superhuman strength. Now we have seen him already in Jessica Jones whom he shares a relationship with, but now he is on the streets of Harlem in his own show.

Here is a look at the SIZZLE reel from SDCC2016:

Luke Cage will air on Netflix September 2016 and stars Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Shades, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and the return of Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.

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Net we meet Mr. Danny Rand AKA Iron Fist.  Iron Fist was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, he first appeared in Marvel Premiere #15 (May 1974). He is a practitioner of martial arts and the wielder of a mystical force known as the Iron Fist, which allows him to summon and focus his chi.  The story from what we know is that Danny Rand has been missing for several years and returns to his home of New York.  Upon his return he begins to fight against the criminals of his city with the use of kung-fu and his ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

The cast includes Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum and will air in 2017.

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And finally we are given a little teaser into what is known as The Defenders AKA Heroes for Hire.  Heroes for hire first appeared in Power Man and Iron Fist #54 (December 1978), and was created by Ed Hannigan and Lee Elias.  For the Netflix original series will will get Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Daredevil.

The Defenders will also air in 2017. Douglas Petrie (Marvel’s Daredevil, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Marco Ramirez (Marvel’s Daredevil, Orange Is the New Black) will serve as showrunners for Marvel’s The Defenders.  In other news tied into the series we also know that Daredevil will be back for a third season, but no date of release.

So what do we think about the building of the street level characters on Netflix? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.


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