The Defenders, Netflix’s super-team series that brings together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage arrives next Friday; August 18th will see the full eight episodes of the series premiere on the streaming giant. Hopefully, the series will make up for the first season of Iron Fist, the last and worst Marvel series to be released thus far.
Thankfully, Netflix’s latest and final trailer for the show, which you can take a look at below, makes a case for Iron Fist, played by Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones, being a character worth giving another chance to be worth our time. The shots of his actual “iron fist” look pretty sweet, as does the action set-pieces in the series on the whole. The fights here seem genuinely thrilling, a lesson that the series learned from Daredevil, the most electrifying of the Netflix-Marvel shows. For all the promise of Luke Cage as a series, its fight scenes were cut into a blur and directed with a frustrating carelessness, likely to make more room for the convoluted plot. If The Defenders can only make the hand-to-hand combat look good and build tension, it will have already outdone Iron Fist.
Played for irony and humor this trailer does include some intriguing moments such as the arrival of Stick (Scott Glenn) and the threatening dialogue of Sigourney Weaver as the mysterious Alexandra, That, along with a few new action shots designed to intrigue. I, for one, cannot wait to unwrap this early Christmas present that seems so full of promise. You can see the trailer below.