SAN DIEGO — Take a lone masked Man without Fear, a hard-drinking, short-tempered hot mess of a resourceful private investigator with a bad reputation and attitude, a man with unbreakable skin and superhuman strength, and a kung-fu master, you got yourself Marvel’s “The Defenders” coming to Netflix. Starring Charlie Cox (Marvel’s “Daredevil”), Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s “Jessica Jones”), Mike Colter (Marvel’s “Luke Cage”) and Finn Jones (Marvel’s “Iron Fist”), the series is the formation of these four superheroes crossing over as a team in the war to protect the people of New York from a much greater threat.
“You think the four of you can save New York? You can’t even save yourselves,” said Stick (Scott Glenn), the blind mentor of Matt Murdock, blind attorney by day, and the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen by night against organized crime and corruption.
And speaking of Marvel’s “Daredevil,” Marvel and Netflix announced a third season renewal for the show at the San Diego Comic-Con. Starring Cox as Murdock/Daredevil, season two followed Murdock still struggling with his dual identities with the return of ex-flame Elektra (Elodie Yung) as well as the arrival of Frank Castle, a soldier whose family were tragic victims of a violent crime: leading him to start his own vigilante crusade as the Punisher, who declares war on the kind of criminals that deserved to be punished and stopped … permanently.
Marvel’s “The Defenders” is set for a 2017 premiere on Netflix.