Watch: Iron Fist stars on the surprise casting of Sigourney Weaver as The Defenders' big bad

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Oct 15, 2016, 10:41 AM EDT (Updated)

We already expected Marvel and Netflix to roll out some fresh footage from Iron Fist, but they blew the New York Comic Con crowd out of the water with a big reveal about the studio’s next series.

Marvel revealed that veteran genre actress Sigourney Weaver (Alien) will be playing the big bad in the Netflix team-up series The Defenders. Lucky for us, we had a chance to talk with Iron Fist stars such as Finn Jones and Jessica Stroup just a few minutes after the announcement was made. Not surprisingly, pretty much all of the stars are psyched about the addition of Weaver — and they only found out about the surprise just a bit before the panel.

Iron Fist debuts March 17, 2017 on Netfilx, with The Defenders following later that year.

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