Marvel & Netflix Cast Sigourney Weaver As Defenders Villain

It was a huge bombshell announcement at New York Comic Con this year, Sigourney Weaver is the villain of Marvel & Netflix's Defenders!

During the Marvel Netflix panel at New York Comic-Con 2016, Marvel fans were given a shock when the full cast of The Defenders miniseries event - Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) all took the stage for the very first time.

But the surprises didn't stop there as the panel ended on the reveal of Avatar and Aliens star Sigourney Weaver playing the villain of the series.

There was no mention of which Marvel villainess Sigourney is playing. However, the first Defenders teaser - along with the first footage of Iron Fist shown at NYCC - all hint at The Hand being the major threat. So how Weaver's character relates to both that mystical order of ninjas, and the powerful business characters we've met in each Netflix Marvel series - Wilson Fisk, Madam Gao, Mariah Dillard, Jeri Hogarth - remains to be seen.

...But we're sure fans will be speculating like crazy!


Daredevil seasons 1 and 2, Jessica Jones season 1, and Luke Cage season 1 are all available on Netflix. Iron Fist will premiere on March 17, 2017. The Defenders expected later in the year. The Punisher does not have a release date yet.