Friday, July 22, 2016

LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST & THE DEFENDERS Teaser Trailers Debut at SDCC 2016

If you're a fan of the Marvel Comics shows on Netflix, you should be pretty happy right about now.

During yesterday's "Luke Cage" panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016, Marvel Television debuted new teaser trailers for the upcoming Netflix series Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders.

Luke Cage explores the world of Luke Cage (Mike Colter) before his appearance on Jessica Jones Season 1.  After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke becomes a fugitive who attempts to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City.  But soon he is pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Luke Cage debuts all 13 episodes on Netflix September 30, 2016.

Iron Fist, confirmed for 2017, centers around martial-arts superhero Iron Fist (Finn Jones) and will follow Luke Cage.  Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

The teaser opens with a flashback to Danny Rand's childhood as he is ripped away from his mother in a plane crash and lands in a snowdrift, still strapped to his seat.  As he blacks out, he sees two monks dressed in yellow leaning over him before the screen fades to black.  It then switches to the present day, where a bearded Danny Rand is strapped to a bed in what looks to be a mental hospital.  He breaks out of his bonds, then manages to escape by delivering a punch so powerful that it blows a reinforced steel door off its hinges.  As Danny steps out over the fallen door, the teaser fades to the series logo.

The Defenders, also confirmed for 2017, will team Luke Cage and Iron Fist with Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter).  The short teaser, with Nirvana's classic song "Come As You Are" (!), features Stick (Scott Glenn) from Daredevil saying "You think the four of you can save New York?  You can't even save yourselves," and hints that The Hand will be the team's major threat.

In addition, Daredevil Season 3 was confirmed by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, although no release date was given.

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