The Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been enticing fans for years with its original programming. And while its four solo shows - Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist - have been able to tell pretty drawn out stories, that appears to not be the case when the four unite in The Defenders.
Iron Fist himself, Finn Jones, spoke about the upcoming miniseries while at Houston's Comicpalooza. According to Jones, Defenders will have a much more concise time line than the weeks and months covered in the previous shows.
"It takes place in a very short amount of time." Jones revealed. "It’s 8 episodes but it takes place over a couple of days."
Jones then explained how that short time frame contributes to the dynamics between the show's four heroes - whether they want to unite or not.
"So it has this real-time frenetic energy to it which I think adds to the impending doom." Jones explained. "So we’re all kind of brought together not through choice, but through necessity. We don’t want to work with each other but our backs are against the wall and we kind of have to."
This should come as no surprise to those familiar with the Defenders comics, as the heroes are often depicted as sort of unlikely allies who are stuck working together. Either way, it's sure to spark a whole flurry of new relationships between the show's cast of characters.
The Defenders will bring phase one of the Netflix Marvel universe to a close, and will likely set up the next big phase of the universe. In addition to the core four shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist), the universe will also be adding a Punisher series to its schedule, though no release date has been announced.
The Defenders stars Charlie Cox (Daredevil/Matt Murdock), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Finn Jones (Iron Fist), Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Sigourney Weaver (Alexandra), Elodie Yung (Elektra Natchios), Babs Olusanmokun (Sowande), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Rachel Taylor (Trish Walker), Scott Glenn (Stick), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Debbi Morgan (Delores), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), and Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page).
Daredevil seasons 1 and 2, Jessica Jones season 1, Luke Cage season 1, and Iron Fist season 1 are all available on Netflix now, while The Defenders is expected to premiere August 18th. The Punisher does not currently have a release date. Netflix has announced