The first episode for the Netflix original series Marvel’s The Defenders was screened at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Here’s what we learned during the panel!
Netflix and Marvel shared the first episode for the new original series Marvel’s The Defenders during their panel from Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, only those in the attendance in the hall were able to see the new episode.
Prior to the panel, we had seen teaser trailers for the team up Netflix’s four Marvel comic heroes: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. It seemed obvious Marvel and Netflix were holding off on releasing the trailer until Comic-Con and for good reason. Unless the new trailer drops at the end of the first episode, we’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see the official trailer.
Update: Netflix just dropped the new trailer for The Defenders, and we have shared the video below!
Update: Netflix also released a sneak peek of the The Defenders! Watch it below!
The Defenders is scheduled to premiere on Friday, August 18. For those who don’t know, the series brings together the four Netflix-Marvel shows released so far.
We have shared a few things we learned from The Defenders panel:
1. The heroes are together!
This is obvious, and we have already seen them together in a few of the teasers, but that has to be the main takeaway from the panel. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist have come together to fight some big bad named Alexandra and played by Sigourney Weaver. That’s what fans should be exciting to see, especially considering three out of the Netflix-Marvel shows were hits and the fourth was better than most critics said it was.
2. The Punisher is involved in The Defenders!
Prior to the Defenders taking the stage, Jon Bernthal who plays Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher crashed the party. According to those in attendance, it was confirmed Bernthal will play The Punisher in The Defenders. We assumed he would be in the series because he was included in the panel, but we had not heard for sure until now.
3. Elektra has amnesia and is working with Alexandra
We did not know what Elektra’s role would be in The Defenders, but it appears she has no memory of her previous life. Alexandra is likely using her to take down the Defenders or to do something else that’s bad and the Defenders try to intervene. We’ll find out soon!
4. Netflix and Marvel also shared a trailer for The Punisher
We are still waiting on the trailer for to hit the web now! We’ll share it immediately after it becomes available.
5. Netflix has renewed Marvel’s Iron Fist for a second season
Iron Fist is back for another season! Because Marvel’s Iron Fist was the least successful of the Netflix-Marvel series, there was speculation Iron Fist was not going to be back for another season. That chatter is officially over, and Netflix and Marvel have moved on with the series. It sure took a long time to announce the news, though!