The Defenders teaser trailer: can Hell’s Kitchen’s heroes save themselves?

Here’s the first teaser for Marvel’s Defenders Netflix series

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Netflix’s Marvel presentation is hitting San Diego Comic-Con harder than a Jessica Jones/Luke Cage knock-out punch, and along with their full trailer for Luke Cage and their Iron Fist teaser comes this very teasing teaser for The Defenders.

We’ve been waiting for what seems like forever for any actual concrete news on their superhero team-up, and even though this trailer doesn’t show very much at all (goddammit), it’s great to see a little something.

And that something is basically the voice-over, which comes courtesy of Scott Glenn’s blind sensei Stick, who was last seen trying to convince Matt Murdock and Elektra that there was something bigger coming and that they should focus their efforts on that, rather than killing him, in Dardevil Season 2.

“You think the four of you can save New York?” he says. “You can’t even save yourselves.”

First of all, it’s kind of exciting to see (if this is in any way an indication of the plot) that the major threat will be localised to New York. Given how much emphasis these series have (so far) put on their NY location, it would be pretty jarring to suddenly see them go jetting off to somewhere like…I don’t know, Sokovia.

Also, that hand in the teaser would seem to suggest that The Hand will be the major threat, which would also suggest that Daredevil‘s second season may have been playing directly into The Defenders more than we realised. In which case…any chance of Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle showing up? How powerful could a threat be for The Punisher to not be helpful?

As uncertain as Bernthal’s involvement is, The Defenders will definitely star Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, and apparently Scott Glenn as Stick. We also know that Daredevil Season 2 showrunning duo Marc Petrie and Marcos Siega will handle the show.

And now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to be humming ‘Come As You Are’ for the rest of the day.

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