Wednesday, May 3, 2017

First Full Trailer for THE DEFENDERS Gets the Team's $#!% Together


Netflix has released the first full trailer for their upcoming miniseries The Defenders, based on the Marvel Comics superteam and uniting the characters of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.  

The two-minute, ten-second trailer opens with opens with Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) handcuffed to a table inside a police station interrogation room.  As guitar notes from the Nirvana song "Come As You Are" begin to sound, we hear the voice of detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick) tell Jessica, "You have interrupted a citywide investigation.  You stole evidence from my crime scene.  And you got my one lead killed."

"I was trying to help him," Jessica responds.

"But you didn't," counters Misty.

All at once, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) enters the room and tells Jessica to stop talking. When Jessica asks Matt who the hell he is, he responds with a smile, "My name is Matthew Murdock. I'm your attorney."

We cut to Luke Cage (Mike Colter), who is having an intimate moment with Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson).  "How does being Harlem's hero allow you to have an actual life?" she asks him.

"Right now," Luke replies, "I just wanna help people."

"I think there's someone that you need to meet," says Claire.

We see Danny Rand (Finn Jones) stopping a guy and throwing him up against the wall, only to be stopped from punching him by Luke.  "Who are you?" Danny asks.

"Who are you?" replies Luke as Danny attempts to hit Luke and gets quickly knocked down in the process.  

"How come you can't be hurt?" asks Danny in a voiceover as we see his right hand glowing with the power of the Iron Fist.  

"What's the deal with that fist?" asks Luke in a voiceover as we see Danny decking Luke hard in the jaw with the Iron Fist.

"I'm the immortal Iron Fist," Danny replies as we cut to the actual scene.  

"You what?" asks Luke.

"You're on the same side," Claire says to both of them.

We then hear the voice of Stick (Scott Glenn), Daredevil's blind mentor, speaking in a voiceover as we see fleeting images of the four lead characters.  "You four..." he begins, "...the devil of Hell's Kitchen...the smartass detective...the righteous ex-con...and the kid with the glowing fist.  The war for New York is here...so get your shit together."

We cut to a scene of Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver), the big bad behind The Hand, confronting the four heroes.  "The more connections you have," she tells them, "the easier it will be to break you."

Next, we see the Defenders confronting Alexandra and The Hand in office building, with Matt concealing his identity with Jessica's scarf.  "You look like an idiot," Jessica tells him as we see fleeting images of Matt fighting the resurrected assassin Elektra (√Člodie Yung) in a hallway.

"It's your scarf," replies Matt as we see him and the other Defenders teaming up to fight Alexandra's men in the hallway.

Lastly, we see a dinner scene of the Defenders discussing the idea of teaming up.  "We make quite a team," Danny says, only for Jessica to shut him down with a quick "No."

Danny looks at her incredulously as he begins gesturing to the others.  "What are you talking about?  Bulletproof...blind ninja...whatever it is you are..."

"Classy," replies Jessica with dripping sarcasm as Luke chuckles at her response.

If you'd like to check out the new trailer, you can view it below thanks to the official Netflix US & Canada account on YouTube...

All eight episodes of The Defenders will be released August 18, 2017 on Netflix.

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