Marvel’s foray into Netflix is lauded as a positive step in comic book circles after the production keeps on giving us quality content. The shows tries to be comic-book accurate as well as have a dark, gritty tone in an otherwise colourful Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The association which started with Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1, which released on Netflix on April 10, 2015, is set to culminate into the grand Marvel’s Defenders which is set to release this year.
The cast of Marvel’s Defenders had a photoshoot with Entertainment Weekly and we have the pictures:
Executive producer and showrunner Marco Ramirez also spoke about the tone of the series and what to watch out for.
“One of the good things about how the other shows all operate is they’re all about a central protagonist, and at the end of the day, they’re not about superpowers. They’re all about someone who has some major flaw and some major crisis and also heroically somehow overcomes it. One of the things early on that I found helpful was not to think about how many differences they have but to go the opposite way and think about how much they have in common.
“And aside from the fact that they are all Marvel characters, there’s a recurring theme here with people who are orphans or people who don’t understand this urge but feel the need to do good and are constantly fighting inner turmoil and having that affect their personal lives. There’s a certain amount of maturity with how they deal with the superhero-ness of it all… We didn’t think about it in terms of how we’ll combine all the tones. We thought about the tone as its own thing. It’s about making sure this thing is something that could encapsulate all four worlds.”
The Defenders will have an ensemble stars of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist.
In addition, Elden Henson will be reprising as Foggy Nelson along with Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Eka Darville as Malcolm, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Elodie Yung as Elektra, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. It has been hinted that Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher will return for the series as well.
Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s Defenders will release this year on Netflix.
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