The Defenders Poster Teases the Calm Before the Storm
Netflix released the key art for the upcoming original series Marvel's The Defenders. The show's social pages on Facebook and Twitter also debuted motion images of each of the four Defenders, Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones). This poster comes after Defenders characters tweeted at each other in a series of motion posters that debuted on Twitter last month, getting fans ready for the release of this highly-anticipated series.
Marvel's The Defenders which premieres globally on Netflix on August 18, 2017 at 12:01am PT follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal, to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together. The series follows the releases of Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's Iron Fist.
Marvel's The Defenders stars Charlie Cox, (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist). Additional cast members include Academy-Award nominated actress Sigourney Weaver (Alexandra), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Scott Glenn (Stick), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing). Marvel's The Defenders is executive produced by Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie along with Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
When Netflix announced The Defenders premiere date back in May, the Netflix streaming service also debuted a viral website dubbed New York Bulletin, which at the time didn't have much content. That has changed, with the fictional news publication featuring an video interview with Ward (Tom Pelphrey) and Joy Meachum (Jessica Stroup) from Iron Fist, along with an archive of the publication's cover page. There is even an ad for Colleen Wing's (Jessica Henwick) Chikara Dojo, which links to another website for the dojo, featuring a TV spot for the dojo, testimonials and more.
The Defenders wrapped production in April, with Marvel's Joe Quesada unveiling a special poster he designed himself, as a gift to The Defenders cast and crew for all of their hard work on the series. After The Defenders debuts on the Netflix streaming service August 18, fans can also expect to see The Punisher spin-off arrive later this year, although Marvel and Netflix have yet to announce a premiere date. That announcement may come next month at San Diego Comic-Con, but that is only speculation at this point. While we wait for more on the future of the MCU's burgeoning TV universe, take a look at the poster and motion poster for The Defenders below.