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The Second Defenders Trailer Defines the Stakes

With Marvel’s Netflix vigilantes set to team up for the first time, this newest trailer for The Defenders makes clear what they’re facing. It also provides a look at the many inevitable cameos to expect when the show hits Netflix this August.

The Defenders teams up Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist to defend Manhattan from the Hand. Reluctantly, of course. You can’t put this many smart-ass, self-absorbed people in the room without some reluctance. Also featuring heavily in the trailer are villains old and new, including newcomer Sigourney Weaver’s Alexandra, as well as supporting characters such as Colleen Wing, Foggy Nelson, Claire Temple, Karen Page, Trish Walker, and grumpy old Stick.

Of course Stick shows up. Can’t fight the Hand without him involved, whether you want him or not.

Check out the trailer below and get just as hyped as I am:

How will our heroes band together in the end? In the best, snarkiest of ways by the look of things. I know a trailer can make most things look perfect, but the interactions we’re glimpsing in the two trailers so far really show promise for the interactions between our four heroes. Also promising are the shots of the fights so far. Looks like putting Daredevil showrunners Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez in charge paid off in that regard, at the very least.

As the culmination of the Marvel TV universe’s own sort of Phase 1, The Defenders has a lot of pressure to live up to the quality and success of the shows preceding it. It is also a hard task to meld the differing feels of each hero’s show into a cohesive whole. Here’s hoping it turns out as well as the trailer suggest it has. I’m optimistic. If nothing else, the character interactions look like everything fans hoped for.

All 8 episodes of The Defenders hit Netflix on August 18.


Video and Images Courtesy of Netflix

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