Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) was the culmination of five films over the course of four years (That’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase I, ya’ll). It was a carefully planned and executed film that paid off critically and commercially many times over. Its success has led to further phases, unsuccessful and far-too-rapidly prepared emulations (*cough* DC Cinematic Universe *cough*) of Marvel’s film patterns, and the opportunity for Marvel to duplicate their Phase I plan on a smaller scale. We’ve all known that Marvel’s plan for their Netflix programming was for the first two seasons of Marvel’s Daredevil (2015-2016), along with the inaugural seasons of Marvel’s Jessica Jones (2015), Marvel’s Luke Cage (2016), and Marvel’s Iron Fist (2017) to coalesce in the form of their own super-team feature program. But now, it’s certain that will definitely happen.
Today, Netflix released a new teaser trailer revealing the premiere date of Marvel’s The Defenders. From the brief look of it, the name “Midland Circle” is actually the same name of the company which most likely ties all the heroes together. Seen on Daredevil and recently Iron Fist, an article in Entertainment Weekly earlier in the year revealed that, “Each Defender has arrived seperately at the offices of Midland Circle, and none of them expected to cross paths. But before they can properly meet and greet, the four have wound up trapped in the middle of a corridor and must brawl their way past a group of enemies“. See the teaser trailer below:
Starring Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Finn Jones (Iron Fist), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Scott Glenn (Stick), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Rosario Sawson (Claire Temple), Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing), and Sigourney Weaver (Alexandra), Marvel’s The Defenders is now officially set to premiere on August 18, 2017.