Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy: The Hand.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
One of the trailers shows black and white security camera footage of the four defenders in an elevator with a time stamp in the top right corner. The time reads, "8:18", in hours and minutes. This is a reference to the release date of August 18th. See more »
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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 »
...it's over. I realize that this is my personal preference but the only show I like created by Netflix/Marvel is Daredevil. But even Daredevil's stellar team comprised of Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Hensen, Scott Glenn, Elodie Yung et al., could not save this cliché-riddled show with the cheesiest dialogue ever. Instead of memorable fight scenes (the hallway fight scenes in DD seasons 1 and 2.) the plot is smothered with excessive brawling until it becomes outright monotonous. Hopefully DD will return without the other Defenders and focus on plot and dialogue rather than almost exclusively on mindless brawn.
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