Over the weekend, Iron Fist star Finn Jones attended a panel alongside Luke Cage star Mike Colter at Houston’s Comicpalooza, where the duo teased the highly-anticipated mini-series, The Defenders. It was during the panel where Jones let an interesting detail slip regarding the timeframe for the series. Unlike with the other shows, which sometimes span weeks or months, according to Jones, The Defenders only takes place over a course of a few days.
“It takes place in a very short amount of time,” Jones revealed. “It’s 8 episodes, but it takes place over a couple of days. So it has this real-time frenetic energy to it which I think adds to the impending doom. So we’re all kind of brought together not through choice, but through necessity. We don’t want to work with each other, but our backs are against the wall and we kind of have to.”
This, of course, isn’t entirely surprising. Unlike the previous Netflix/Marvel shows, which have thirteen episodes to tell their stories, The Defenders is limited to a total of eight. It’s important, then, that the story being remain cohesive and tight, especially with two villains at play. Along with Sigourney Weaver’s Alexandra, it was recently revealed that the street level heroes will also be facing off against Madame Gao (Wai Ching Ho).
While we’re still unsure of just what role Weaver’s Alexandra will play in the series, there’s a chance we may have figured out who her mysterious character may be. Should CBR’s speculation prove to be right, the Defenders are set to have a heck of a battle on their hands, and one that’s started, fought and concluded in a tighter timeframe than anything they’ve faced before.
Arriving Aug. 18 on Netflix, the eight-episode Defenders stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Danny Rand, Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.
(Via MCU Exchange)