There’s a war coming to the streets of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the Defenders are preparing to fight it.
More specifically, they’re being prepared by Stick, played by Scott Glenn in Marvel’s Daredevil. Stick is a member of the Chaste, the secret society that opposes the shadowy criminal organization known as the hand. Stick knows there’s a war coming and he has mixed feelings about involving Daredevil and Elektra, both of whom he trained from the time they were children, describing Stick’s state of mind as, “A weird gray area.”
“It’s like Daredevil and Elektra are my kids and I essentially adopt them both, trained them to fight,” Glenn says during an interview with AOL’s Build (seen above). “The written problem I have with Daredevil is the one line he won’t cross – taking human life. He’ll beat people up horrendously, put them in a hospital, do whatever he has to do but he won’t kill people. All I do is kill people. And working with the Chaste, I’m a blind assassin. I’m a defender against the worst evil in the world and my only way of dealing with that is killing people. So it is a gray area kind of thing.
“I don’t think of myself as a bad person,” Glenn continues. “But I don’t think of myself as a particularly good person either. And the way I work with that is that I’m a soldier in combat in a desperate war and that’s the way I have to behave."
Daredevil and Elektra are currently on opposite sides of that war, which has to be difficult for their adoptive father figure.
Marvel’s The Defenders is the miniseries that will bring together all of Marvel's Netflix stars, including Iron Fist (Finn Jones) Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), and Luke Cage (Mike Colter), to protect New York City from its greatest threat yet.
Marvel's The Defenders is developed by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. The miniseries will also feature Sigourney Weaver as the villain, Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver), and several recurring guest stars from Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage, and Marvel's Iron Fist, including Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.
Marvel's The Defenders premieres on Netflix on Aug. 18, 2017.
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