The Defenders on Netflix review: a slow-burner with potential


The team-up is coming after two seasons of "Daredevil" and one season each of "Iron Fist", "Luke Cage", and "Jessica Jones". The way that Marco's written Danny and Luke is really clever - it's not on the nose, and it feels relevant.

When the first season of Daredevil landed on Netflix, the show didn't only establish Charlie Cox as the Man Without Fear, it began a new branch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The pairing feels relevant, which I think is the most important thing.

Are you excited to see the street level heroes join forces? The new series will see the quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City.

Speaking with Den of Geek, Cox explained how he sees the experiences and personalities of each of the characters coming together, specifically how on the team, the four characters nearly subdivide into matched pairs based on who has direct experience with the Hand and who hasn't. Yet.

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Now, just like its big-screen brother, the Marvel Netflix-Verse is about to come together in the form of The Defenders.

■ Liev Schreiber takes time out from "Ray Donovan" to play the title character in "Chuck", the story of the real-life underdog boxer who inspired "Rocky" (R). Taking full advantage of the digital platform and the untethered storytelling it allows creators to offer, Marvel has been taking iconic comic book characters such as Daredevil and Iron Fist and showing them in a new light over the past few years on Netflix. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

■ "Alien: Covenant", the sixth film in the series, detours a ship filled with colonists en route to populate a new world and drops them on a planet filled with ... well, you know how it works.

Of course, The Defenders is the culmination of what Marvel has been working towards with these shows. Matt Murdock (Cox) is winning court cases, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is still a hard-drinking private investigator trying to avoid the limelight, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is being released from prison, and Danny Rand/Iron Fist and Colleen Wing (Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick) are hunting members of The Hand - a conspiratorial organisation of super ninjas, which has been a recurrent antagonist throughout the Marvel shows - in Cambodia. Click next to have a look!