What are Marvel and and Netflix doing? The potential of a show like Defenders, something that they’ve built up to over 5 seasons of programs 3 years is something that should be celebrated in the biggest way. They’ve created a small screen MCU on a streaming network and it’s brought millions of new fans to the genre. That’s what makes the marketing for the Defenders so freakin strange. First, we got stuff like a video of them in an elevator, and a trailer that barely even showed them together, now we’ve got a new poster that just gives me a weird feeling like the person behind it all thinks they are making a 90’s Teen Drama For The CW. I can only hope the show ends up being better than the campaign designed to promote it.
The Defenders stars: Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Iron Fist (Finn Jones), as well as Sigourney Weaver (Alexandra), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Scott Glenn (Stick), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing). It is set to premier on Netflix on August 18th.