“Luke Cage” star Mike Colter was on hand Sunday night during the MTV Movie & TV Awards, where both he and the Netflix drama were up for honors. However, on the red carpet the focus was on “Marvel’s The Defenders,” the upcoming miniseries that will unite Cage with Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist to face a mysterious menace. While the exact nature of that threat remains a mystery, Colter did drop a couple of clues.
Speaking with TV Guide, the actor suggested the villains in on “The Defenders” connect to each of Marvel’s Netflix dramas — “Daredevil, “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” — which subtly planted the seeds for the miniseries’ core conflict.
“The villains that we’re dealing with are a combination of several entities, um, and they all have something to do with our separate stories that have played out in each of our own individual series,” Colter said. “So this has been going on for a while. It wasn’t obvious each individual series, but in this series you’ll find out that the things that happened to all of us basically were all because of one entity and that’s what’s gonna kind of tie things together and then we’ll see that, we’ll understand that, and before you know it, eventually we’ll fight together or not.”
While not much is known regarding Sigourney Weaver’s villain, Alexandra, the recently released trailer suggests she’s working with Elektra — who, of course, was introduced and killed off in “Daredevil” Season Two. Alexandra’s other potential allies are unknown, but it’ll be interesting to see how “The Defenders” lays out the heroes’ disparate previous conflicts as the handiwork of a single entity.
Arriving Aug. 18 on Netflix, “Marvel’s The Defenders” stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Simone Missick, Elodie Yung, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Rosario Dawson, Rachael Taylor, Scott Glenn, Jessica Henwick and Sigourney Weaver.