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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Avengers 1,000,000 BC

Will we be seeing a flashback to young Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix? What can we expect from Elektra when she shows up on The Defenders? What does Tom Holland think of Kristen Dunst‘s dismissal of Spider-Man: Homecoming without seeing it? How many episodes will make up the next seasons of Daredevil and Iron Fist? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming - Vulture Concept Art

Is there a Heroes for Hire series in the works to follow The Defenders on Netflix? What would it be like if Batman fought The Punisher? Will Psylocke be coming back in any future X-Men movies? Need a rundown of who the Justice League villain Steppenwolf is? Are the Thor: Ragnarok credits scenes already complete? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Wonder Woman - Ares Concept Art

Why has Daredevil retired at the beginning of The Defenders? Will Justice League introduce a new Wayne Manor? Is the old man in the Deadpool 2 teaser Uncle Ben? Could we see Peggy Carter return in some capacity for Captain Marvel? Which Batman comics are inspiring Gotham season four? What does Henry Cavill have to say about the mustache controversy surrounding Justice League? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 - Guardians of the Galaxy

What will the third season of the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series be about? Who was going to voice The Joker on Batman: The Animated Series before Mark Hamill got the job? Who will Danny Trejo play on the new season of The Flash? Who is the villain in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2? Want to see Deadpool fight Old Man Logan? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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the defenders poster

“There’s no us in team,” the caption for the new motion teasers for Marvel’s Netflix series The Defenders claims. But Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist all look pretty cozy — and fierce — in the just-released poster for the series.

The four superheroes who fight on the streets of New York glare at no one in particular in the new poster and key art, looking like they came straight out of promotional material for a ’90s network TV drama. And I mean that in the best way, because those early 2000s promos on The WB were nothing short of amazing.

Check out The Defenders poster after the jump.

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