It’s not hard to believe that we’ve reached the point of a superhero ensemble in Netflix’s Marvel superhero series. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) have all had a chance to tell their respective stories, some more than others, and now they are finally coming together to fight a common enemy. An enemy that has been looming over them since the start of Daredevil. With The Defenders is set to debut this weekend on Netflix, the streaming service has released a brand new featurette that will surely help fans and audiences get themselves hyped for the highly anticipated miniseries. Check it out here below.
Marvel Television and Netflix have announced that Lucy Liu will be directing the first episode of the upcoming Luke Cage season two.
Liu is best known for her acting work, appearing in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, the Kung Fu Panda movies, Elementary, Ally McBeal, Lucky Number Slevin, Charlie’s Angels, Shanghai Noon and much more. On the directing side of things, she was behind the camera for four episodes of Elementary, an episode of Graceland, and a short titled Meena.
For those who haven’t watched any of Netflix’s solo Marvel outings, let’s do a little roll call. There’s “The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen,” aka Daredevil (Charlie Cox). After that it’s the smart-ass detective otherwise known as Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), the righteous ex-con. Then there’s the “Hero of Harlem,” or who we know as Luke Cage (Mike Colter). Finally, there’s the kid with a glowing fist aka Iron Fist (Finn Jones). These otherwise heroes of New York City have been defending the streets from one threat or another, and now after two years of build up, the pay off is finally coming to Netflix this summer in The Defenders.
The first trailer for the Marvel superhero ensemble has finally arrived. Together with the help of some friends like Misty Knight (Simone Missick), Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), and Stick (Scott Glenn), they will protect their streets from the mysterious Hand and a new villain played by Sigourney Weaver. Check out the trailer below.
It’s a regular reunion for the characters of Netflix’s Marvel universe in The Defenders. In addition to the core group of Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones), many of the title heroes’ supporting team will also be in the upcoming superhero ensemble series.
Characters from Daredevil like Scott Glenn (Stick) and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) will appear as well as Jessica Jones‘ Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), and Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker). Luke Cage‘s Simone Missick will reprise her role as Misty Knight. Iron Fist‘s Jessica Henwick will also appear as Colleen Wing. Finally, there’s Rosario Dawson who returns as Claire Temple, the Nick Fury of this Netflix and Marvel collaboration.
Marvel’s Luke Cage Episode 1.1 “Moment of Truth”
Created by Cheo Hodari Coker
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Written by Cheo Hodari Coker
Starring Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson, Erik LaRay Harvey Netflix
Premiere date: September 30, 2016
Spoilers for Marvel’s Luke Cage Episode 1.1.
We met Marvel’s Luke Cage (Mike Colter) on Jessica Jones which premiered last year on Netflix, and now he’s got his own series, Luke Cage. He is basically indestructible and possesses super strength. He’s haunted by his past and despite the superpowers, he dabbles in low-level work to keep himself out of trouble. Luke Cage is nicknamed “Mr. Bulletproof” by Pop (Frankie Faison), the owner of the local Harlem barbershop where he works one of his two jobs. The other is washing dishes at a Cotton Club-esque nightclub. Not exactly the best use of his abilities, but he’s an ex-con who can barely afford his rent, and grieves for lost love Reva (Parisa Fitz-Henley), so his ambitions are low right now.