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Marvel's The Defenders Brings Viewers Up to Speed With New Video

If you're looking for a refresher course on the four street-level Marvel heroes of The Defenders, then you're in luck. Netflix has released a new featurette that brings viewers up to speed on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist before the miniseries debuts on Friday.

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We learn that after the events of Daredevil Season 2, Matt Murdock has given up being the Devil of Hell's Kitchen; Jessica Jones could care less about protecting the city or being a superhero; Luke Cage is fresh out of prison and deciding what to do with his life; and Danny Rand is introduced to Cage during an encounter in a dark alley. Everything leads to a showdown at Midland Circle, where we see scenes from the hallway fight that was a highlight of earlier trailers.

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.

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