Since 2013, when Netflix and Marvel announced that they would be bringing The Defenders to the small screen, there has been plenty of anticipation leading up to the eventual team up. First, of course, audiences were introduced to the four street level superheroes who would make up the team. This meant that in 2015 Netflix unveiled Daredevil, which was then followed about five months later by Jessica Jones, a second season of Daredevil in 2016, Luke Cage and finally Iron Fist, which debuted in March of 2017.
All of this was part of the bigger plan that Marvel and Netflix had to ultimately bring together these four superheroes for their own miniseries, The Defenders. Since the series first began filming earlier in 2017 there have been hints and teases of the team coming together in interviews and photos from the set. The series has also released a teaser trailer which shows off the four heroes and they seem to slowly unite in order to work as a team. However, now, as Deadline reports, Netflix has finally unveiled the first official poster for The Defenders which sees all four members of the team together and looking less than impressed.
One would be hard pressed to say that these solo heroes are going to really unite as a team with ease and even in this first poster these solitary heroes do not exactly look like they really want to work together. The reality is that they are joining together as The Defenders because they have to, not because they want to. These are heroes who have essentially worked on their own, even if they have had help from people in their own adventures, but having to actually rely on other heroes does not seem like something these four are interested in doing. However, while they all have their own strengths, they also have personal burdens that weigh on them and it may take a little time for them to learn that they may be better off as a team than on their own.
With the poster in black and white and showing the four heroes in what amounts to their street clothes, this is a chance to see The Defenders as the regular people they are. Krysten Ritter, Charlie Cox, Finn Jones and Mike Colter have truly embodied these heroes in their solo adventures and now they are coming together as a team which should offer fans an exciting chance to really see these superheroes defeating the newest evil to hit their city. The miniseries is set to debut on Netflix as of August 18 and will see the street level heroes doing what they do best, save the citizens of the city.
By Dorothea James
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