When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.
"Marvel's The Defenders" follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
Sigourney Weaver was earlier going play a comic book super villain; when director Bryan Singer was involved in the early stages of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), he had written the role of the main antagonist, Emma Frost, with Weaver in mind. Weaver's character Alexandra has a penchant for wearing all white, very similarly to Emma Frost. See more »
The opening credits are a sequence of cityscapes of New York, with colored silhouettes of the Defenders (Daredevil in red, Jessica Jones in blue/purple, Luke Cage in yellow/orange and Iron Fist in green), following themes from previous shows. See more »
Oh boy....I was so looking forward to this and, unfortunately was disappointed.
'The Hand' are the most boring group of Super Villains ever, nothing about them seems intimidating. And the 'Black Sky'? Yawnnnnn...
Sigourney Weaver and Rosario Dawson; both wonderful actresses, are completely wasted in this.
The plot was dull, something could have been done with an earthquake- like event but like everything else was a huge letdown.
The actors do the best they can with mediocre material but two characters are just plain annoying: Danny Rand and Misty. Every time either of those two come on screen I want to fast forward; they're both in constant serious/panic mode but neither actor's performance made me care about them.
And the 'Iron Fist'? Worst. Superpower. Ever.
Jessica Jones rolled her eyes throughout the entire 8 episodes and I have to say I agree with her.
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