Just one day after the final Defenders trailer debuted, Netflix kicks off #Defend week with a behind the scenes featurette of our favorite street level heroes! The preview includes new footage from the show, plus interview segments with stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones, which reveals how they eventually come together to team up and fight 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.
This preview from Marvel Entertainment YouTube shows that Matt Murdock has been "lost" at the end of the second season of Daredevil, and while part of him doesn't want to be this hero anymore, another part of him believes the city is better off with him than without him. We also hear from Krysten Ritter, who reveals that Jessica Jones has never wanted to become involved and "save the city." We also get footage of Luke Cage in Seagate Prison, with Mike Colter revealing that he just got out of prison when the series starts, and he's just trying to figure out what to do with his life. While Matt Murdock meets Jessica Jones while on a case, the other two Defenders meet each other on the street.
This video features footage of Iron Fist roughing up someone in an alley, when he's interrupted by Luke Cage, as they both get a glimpse at each others powers. All four of them converge in the same building, as they start taking out the soldiers assembled by the primary villain, Alexandra, played by the iconic Sigourney Weaver. Charlie Cox reveals that they will be going up against "an ancient criminal organization whose goal is ultimate power," while we also get footage of Stick (Scott Glenn) training them all as they get ready for battle, while Krysten Ritter reveals that seeing all four of these characters coming together will be "epic."
The massive ensemble cast for The Defenders includes Elodie Yung (Elektra), 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 has also renewed each of the individual shows, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist for additional seasons, but we also recently reported that there may not be a second season of The Defenders. While it's clear that Netflix wants to continue the stories of all these characters, they may not be as interested in having them all team up on a regular basis.
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. Since this video was launched in conjunction with what Netflix and Marvel are calling "#Defend Week," it's possible that this may be the first of several new previews to debut throughout the week. Take a look at this preview for The Defenders below.