They may not be “superfriends”, but they are indeed superheroes who each have made a lone difference in keeping the citizens of New York safe from crime, corruption, and injustice: whether it be a mask, a hood, a fist … or just being a bad-a** with a bad reputation. Now, they won’t be alone any longer, for whether they like it or not, Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage/Power Man (Mike Colter), and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones) will become Marvel’s “The Defenders” in the war for New York.
This quartet may have the hand in the form of Danny, but Sigourney Weaver’s character may have the upper hand in the form of the Black Sky known as Elektra (Elodie Yung), who was killed but resurrected in the season two finale of “Daredevil”. As you may or may not know, Danny/Iron Fist was trained as the sworn enemy of the Hand, the same Hand that not only the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen fought against, but the same Hand that brought his ex Elektra back from the dead. Their “bond” may be “temporary”, but the Defenders must put this newfound “bond” to the test in working together and trusting each other as both individuals and as a team.
Defining the definition of “SuperFriends”, “Justice League” is set in the hereafter of “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, where Superman (Henry Cavill) made the ultimate sacrifice in stopping Doomsday: restoring the hope of Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck). The rest of the world; though, is still without hope, but the Bat of Gotham sets out to change that in keeping the promise he made to Metropolis’ Man of Steel. With Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), he recruits Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and the Flash (Ezra Miller) to become a team in the war for Earth. Together, they will become a beacon of hope, light, and inspiration against an evil the world has never seen.
Marvel’s “The Defenders” premieres August 18 on Netflix.
“Justice League” will unite on the big screen come November 17.