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Netflix just revealed the first official trailer for The Defenders and I’m pumped.  I have to admit that I’m a sucker when multiple story arcs that all come together for a singular resolution.  I suppose that this is why I have always enjoyed cross over stories in comic books growing up.

Let’s face it, Daredevil would not be able to survive an angry punch from most of the main Avengers team members.

The story arc for the Defenders have been coming together since Netflix released Season 1 of Daredevil in April of 2015.  Since that time, we have been exposed to a second season of Daredevil and an “origin” season of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.  Each character in this iteration of The Defenders has their own strengths and weaknesses but all have that B grade superhero feel to them which actually gives them a vulnerability that you do you not see in the rest of the MCU.  Let’s face it, neither Daredevil nor Iron Fist would be able to survive an angry punch from the Hulk. But, they both can sure keep up with a metric shit ton of ninjas. In my opinion, these Defenders are well picked for the task of cleaning up Hell’s Kitchen and dealing with the Hand.

..”these Defenders are well picked for the task of cleaning up Hell’s Kitchen and dealing with the Hand.”

Regarding the trailer itself, it’s short lived but good.  Being an Aliens fan, it always excites me to see Sigourney Weaver in any role, however her character Alexandra remains a mystery for us at this time. There has been online speculation that she could be the female version of Alexander Bont, the first Kingpin of Hell’s Kitchen.  No one appears to be spilling the beans on this matter at the time of this writing but, it is fun to speculate. I also enjoy hearing Kurt Cobain’s voice backing anything, let alone a Marvel property.  August 18th will not come soon enough.

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