The unthinkable happened in the year 2012. Marvels blockbuster heroes joined together to protect New York City from aliens (do you have a better way to describe them?) with the carefully calculated superhero mashup of our dreams, in Avengers. This “Event” put into motion Phase 2 of Marvels epic story arc and continued to be referenced the the next round of feature films and ABC’s semi-successful Agents of Shield. 2 years later, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) moved a streaming platform when Netflix released 2015s Daredevil. With plenty of kickass ass-kicking, Daredevil was very well received. And so Netflix continued on to Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Why so many you ask? Simple. MCU Inception: A Marvel Cinematic Universe… inside a Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the Defenders.
While Marvel Comics is chock-full of well known super hero teams, most notably X-Men, Fantastic Four, and the Avengers, die hard Marvel fans will recognize a few lesser known teams like X-Factor, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Force, Inhumans, and of course the Defenders. Much like the movies before it, Netflix introduced us to this new team one hero at a time before they all come together. For a BadCoyote synopsis of each individual team member series, you can check out our Podcast catalog where we have covered all 4 series with great detail and style.
Lets see where all our heroes left off
Daredevil: Still a lawyer. Girlfriend is currently being resurrected by the Hand
Jessica Jones: Free of Killgrave. Still an alcoholic detective.
Luke Cage: Cleaned up his streets. Immediately Re-incarcerated.
Iron Fist: Home town disappeared. A rich kung fu hipster.
The first teaser for the Defenders came last July 21st, before the release of Luke Cage and Iron Fist with a simple, pretty standard display of graphic design finesse. More recently we were treated to this proper trailer.
Defenders drops on August 18, 2017 on Netflix.