2017 is gearing up to be a very exciting year for fans of Marvel and Netflix's Hell's Kitchen-based, street-level superhero series. Iron Fist will make its hotly anticipated debut on March 17 before the titular hero teams up with Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to take on Sigourney Weaver's villain in Marvel's The Defenders. Jon Bernthal's Punisher is also getting his own 13-episode series, and there are rumblings he could be joining the Defenders.
The first official pics from The Defenders have made their merry way online (via Entertainment Weekly) along with the first intriguing details on Weaver's character (you can read about her here). The images (which include some character portraits) give us a peek at stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist. Also featured are Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing and Simone Missick as Misty Knight.
Marvel’s The Defenders will also see the return of Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Scott Glenn as Stick, Elodie Yung as Elektra, Eka Darville as Malcolm, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.
The fact that Marvel tapped Daredevil showrunners Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie to spearhead the eight-part miniseries gives me faith that Marvel’s The Defenders is in the best of hands, with the dynamic duo executive producing the series alongside Drew Goddard, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Take a look at the images below, and let us know what you think.