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It’s easy for superhero fans to get caught up in the Universes, the Phases, and how it’s #AllConnected. But for the average Netflix viewers, they’re just trying to find something to fill up their Friday nights.

So how does the Netflix audience end up watching The Defenders if they haven’t been following every series leading up to it starting with Daredevil? Netflix has released some rare streaming data that shows how non-fans — or even fans who aren’t watching in order — make their way through the Marvel-Netflix shows.

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daredevil season 3 storyline

Spoilers for the end of The Defenders follow.

Matt Murdock will likely be the one who walks out the most changed from The Defenders miniseries that just dropped on Netflix this weekend. The climactic team-up series revolved around the Hand, a common foe for Matt since the first season of Daredevil, and Elektra, his tragic, star-crossed killer ex.

So how will Matt Murdock come out of Defenders into Daredevil season 3, set to hit Netflix in 2018? Not great, if star Charlie Cox‘s hints at the third season’s storylines come to fruition.

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Did you know there was a Spider-Man 2 deleted scene where J. Jonah Jameson put on the Spidey suit? Will we ever see a crossover between Marvel Comics and DC Comics again? What will The Joker‘s real name be in Batman: White Knight? Which iconic 1980s vehicle will be appearing in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow this season? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Defenders - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, The Defenders gets a Recap Rap in order to catch viewers up on the exploits of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist before they assemble for a team-up on Netflix. Plus, a video essay finds deeper meaning in the narrative of Tomorrowland while another dives into the cinematography of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Watchmen cinematographer Larry Fong. Read More »

The Defenders Trailer

Tomorrow brings the assembly of Marvel superheroes known as The Defenders to Netflix, marking the first time Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) have teamed up to take on a threat. And one final trailer for The Defenders shows just how deadly that threat may be.

With less than 24 hours before the first season of The Defenders debuts, Netflix has released one final peek at the series, and it features quite the menacing voiceover and ominous words of wisdom from Sigourney Weaver as the new villain, Alexandra Reid. Honestly, just this little pep talk alone for The Defenders makes her one of the better villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Watch the trailer to see for yourself. Read More »

the defenders featurette

Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Danny Rand may not be team players, but they will have to be in The Defenders.

A new The Defenders featurette for the Marvel-Netflix miniseries dives into the motivations of each of our streetwise New York City superheroes, and what exactly brought them all together.

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The Defenders Trailer

Though Marvel fans may be eager to see the likes of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist team up for the first assembly of The Defenders in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the characters themselves don’t seem to be eager to be part of a team.

A new trailer for the first season of Netflix’s latest Marvel series brings all the heroes from their individual shows together to take on a larger threat in the form of Sigourney Weaver. With the series debut just around the corner, one more trailer has surfaced online, showing the street-level heroes enjoying a quick bite to eat before being thrust into action again. Watch below! Read More »

the defenders early buzz

The Defenders made a surprise premiere at San Diego Comic Con, nearly a month before it is set to be released on Netflix. Along with the lucky fans in Hall H, reviewers got an early peek at the Marvel-Netflix crossover event, which sees the team-up of the New York-centric heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

Early reviews of The Defenders are in and most say it’s worth the wait. An ambitious project spanning two years since the release of the first solo Netflix series, Defenders finally gets the streetwise heroes to unite — though it still takes its sweet time to do it.

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