At New York Comic Con on Saturday Night, Marvel Assembles The Defenders

Posted on: October 8th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

Marvel/Netflix(NEW YORK) — At the packed main stage at New York Comic Con Saturday evening, Marvel not only unveiled the new trailer for its upcoming Netflix series Iron Fist, but also assembled, for the first time, all of The Defenders. There were more surprises: notably, Sigourney Weaver has joined Marvel family.

As part of a panel with Iron Fist star Finn Jones, the head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb brought the house down by calling to the stage Mike Colter, who plays Luke Cage, Kristen Ritter, who plays Jessica Jones, and Charlie Cox, best known for playing Matt Murdoch/Daredevil. Together, the quartet of Marvel’s “street-level” heroes make up the superhero supergroup that will have their own 2017 show on Netflix. 

On that matter, the cast introduced Weaver, to thunderous applause; she was announced as that series’ antagonist, thought the role is still a secret.

Adding to the pandemonium inside the Jacob K. Javits Center was Loeb’s introducing of John Bernthal, a fan favorite from Daredevil Season 2, as Frank Castle/The Punisher. Loeb confirmed that Punisher’s own Netflix series had just started production.

Iron Fist centers on Danny Rand, a New York City billionaire whose travels bring him to the far East, where he learns a mystical power that allows him to focus his energy, gives him superhuman fighting ability, and yes, the ability to punch really, really hard. The show debuts on the streaming service March 2017. 

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