Marvel's The Defenders is now available to stream on Netflix after a long wait and now the opening credits are available to watch online. The highly anticipated series premiered early Friday morning and since then, many have already binge watched all 8 episodes and some are gong in for seconds to analyze every little detail. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the aftermath of 2012's The Avengers, which caused major damage to New York City, which is simply referred to as "the incident" sets up The Defenders.
Marvel's [Defenders} brings Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist together and has been 2 years in the making. Each character has their own look and feel as well as their own series, but this is the first time that we have been able to see them unite to work together. Though there are four members, the opening credits for the miniseries highlight the group's 5th member, which is the city of New York.
ScreenPlex uploaded the video to their YouTube channel for further dissection and a closer look reveals quite a bit about The Defenders and Marvel's version of New York City. Each one of the Defenders has their own look and unique color scheme that has been set up from their own previous shows. Daredevil is shown in his iconic red while Jessica Jones is shown off in her blue/purple blend, Luke Cage is featured in his trademark golden yellow, and Iron Fist is shown off in green while the credits serve as a brief history of the characters. The opening suggests some team-ups that may emerge within the show and the future.
Daredevil and Jessica Jones are paired together, but not really, which points to a turbulent relationship. Iron Fist and Luke Cage or however, seen together, which leads to an easy partnership while Jones shows up again in silhouette with Luke, which may look towards a future relationship since they do pair up in the comics. So, it is a definite possibility, but unclear at the moment. But the most of the focus is spent on the city of New York as images of the group are shown the city, busses, and the streets, highlighting the potential danger in the city, which in turn hints at the city helping The Defenders defend itself.
The opening credits provide a very interesting look into Marvel's The Defenders and multiple viewings provide clues about the miniseries and beyond. It's obvious that the credit scene is meant to be watched over and over to find new details each time, so try not to skip over it every time while obsessively trying to finish the series. Marvel's The Defenders is currently available to stream in its entirety on Netflix and The Punisher is up next, but the official release date is currently not available. The trailer for The Punisher premiered at the end of The Defenders and is expected to be available on Netflix sometime in the late fall. IN the meantime, check out the opening credits for Marvel's The Defenders below as well as the brand new trailer for The Punisher.