Following a cascade of interviews and photos from the upcoming miniseries, Netflix and Marvel Television have debuted a pair of new images from "The Defenders."
The new shots depict Krysten Ritter's Jessica Jones talking with Rachael Taylor's Trish Walker, whom many speculate will ultimately become the superhero Hellcat, and Finn Jones' Iron Fist getting physical with a gas mask-wearing criminal. A third photo, showcasing Sigourney Weaver's mysterious antagonist Alexandra, actually debuted previously in Entertainment Weekly.
EW's coverage of "The Defenders" revealed details about the dynamic between Mike Colter's Luke Cage and Jones' Danny Rand, the "cat-and-mouse" game played by Charlie Cox's Daredevil and Ritter's Jones, and the "street-level" nature of the crisis that brings the four heroes together.
“I can’t describe too much, but I can say that we knew it had to be something big,” said executive producer Marco Ramirez. “We knew it would take something massive to pull these four characters from their individual worlds to work together, but also small enough that it felt like it existed in our world. It needed to be a crisis that brought these people together, but it still needed to be a very street-level crisis. That’s the world we’re dealing with, so it couldn’t be anything too sci-fi or too supernatural or big. That’s the stuff of the movies.”
Arriving this summer on Netflix, the eight-episode "Defenders" also stars Elodie Yung as Elektra, 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, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing and Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse.