“The Defenders” are coming and New York has never looked so kickass.
The trailer opens with Jessica Jones, bloodied and handcuffed, being interrogated by Misty Knight.
We see Luke Cage swapping punches with Iron Fist only to have Claire Temple (a.k.a. Rosario Dawson, who appears in each individual series in the Marvel collective and is a freakin’ QUEEN) intervene and convince the two to be friends.
There’s also Daredevil/Matt Murdock showing off both his lawyer and “ninja” bravado. Other appearances include Elodie Yung as Elektra and Alexandra, played by the inimitable Sigourney Weaver.
Overall, the series looks to be full of action-packed mayhem. We’re most excited to see the foursome (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Daredevil) face off against the baddies, but we’re deeply curious about what romantic entanglements from the other shows in the canon hold firm. We see Luke and Claire in bed together in one scene of the trailer, but does that mean he and Jessica Jones are officially over?
We’ll just have to wait for the episodes to land on Netflix on August 18.