The Defenders are divided in new trailer

Sigourney Weaver in “Marvel’s The Defenders” on Netflix. Jessica Miglio  Netflix

Sigourney Weaver in “Marvel’s The Defenders” on Netflix. Jessica Miglio Netflix

She makes this reveal when she meets up with the series' central heroes, Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), alongside Scott Glenn's Stick, at the Chinese restaurant that has popped up in numerous show's trailers thus far.

When Marvel's Daredevil came to Netflix in 2015, remember how many rumors there were about The Defenders coming down the line?

I'm very excited to see this mash-up of Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, as well as characters from their respective shows. The final Defenders trailer teases us with our longest look yet at bad guy Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver). And as for Danny Rand, his story arc from Iron Fist season 1 will flow through into The Defenders.

Because fans are so deeply intimate and familiar with the characters and worlds of each hero, it makes the experience of seeing all those worlds come together that much richer.

None of them have had an easy ride, with Matt Murdock losing Elektra and revealing his identity to Karen - he's 'kind of lost' when The Defenders begins.

The product of meticulous planning, "Marvel's The Defenders" starts slowly but rewards patience, gradually uniting its "street level" heroes against a somewhat amorphous but bigger-than-any-one-can-handle threat. We've seen each of the miniseries' superheroes debut in their own solo series before this - each making a stand against criminals in NY, taking advantage of the aftermath of The Avengers.

Marvel's The Defenders will premiere all eight episodes on Friday, August 18. Luke's weight has been lifted after the first season. This comes after every super hero made their solo appearance on screen through Netflix. And the Iron Fist is still searching for his identity. Iron Fist then followed it earlier this year with its first 13 episodes. "They've experienced it, and as hard as it is to explain, we know it exists because we've been there", states Cox.

While critics have been speaking highly of the Marvel-Netflix series, Variety writes, "The Defenders is a workmanlike series that gets the job done with a reasonable amount of energy and a few bursts of flair".

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