We’re a little over three months away from the release of Netlfis and MArvel’s The Defenders, the highly-anticipated miniseries that will see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces on the small screen for the very first time. Until recently, not much was known regarding the project, but over the pst several days, a lot of new information has begun to come to light.
Earlier this week Mike Colter, who plays Luke Cage, teased the inner-connectivity between the villains from the solo shows and the upcoming miniseries. Although it hasn’t entirely been evident on-screen, according to Colter, all of the villains are linked by a single entity in The Defenders. With it being reported that Sigourney Weaver’s Alexandra may well be the head of the Hand, the organization that has featured prominently in both Daredevil and Iron Fist, it’s clear that the ninja-fueled organization’s ties extend much deeper than we’ve come to see thus far.
Now, in a move illustrating just how connected the series will be to those before it, Marvel and Netflix have unveiled multiple motion graphics through their social media accounts for each series, showcasing various character crossovers.
The first of the graphics sees Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock sitting on a bench advertising Trish Walker’s radio show. Trish Walker, played by actress Rachael Taylor, of course first debuted in Jessica Jones in place of Captain Marvel, who originally took on the role of Jess’s best friend in Alias. While it remains unclear whether Walker will get to don a superhero suit as her comic book alter ego, Hellcat, remains to be seen, but we do know that she’s involved in the series somehow.
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— Daredevil (@Daredevil) May 9, 2017
The next graphic showed Mike Colter’s Luke Cage inside of the boxing gym that Matt visits in both seasons of Daredevil, egging on the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen to go a few rounds in the ring.
— Luke Cage (@LukeCage) May 9, 2017
That image was followed by Finn Jones’ Danny Rand sitting outside of Jessica Jones’ Alias Investigations, meditating outside of her door.
— Iron Fist (@MarvelIronFist) May 9, 2017
Which, of course, led into the graphic of Jessica visiting Danny’s Rand Enterprises.
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) May 9, 2017
Before leading into a graphic of Cox’s Matt Murdock hanging inside an elevator also at Rand.
— The Defenders (@TheDefenders) May 9, 2017
It’s a smart marketing move by both Marvel and Netflix, as over the course of the years, the Twitter accounts have managed to drive in plenty of fan interaction by their “conversations” between the characters. As we get ever closer to the series’ August release date, expect the marketing to continue to amp up for the series with another trailer expected closer to the release date.
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.