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Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ will get by with a little help from its heroes’ friends

Even superheroes need support, and it looks like the stars of Marvel’s The Defenders will have a lot of it. As the studio builds up to the Netflix crossover series, several characters from DaredevilJessica JonesLuke Cage, and Iron Fist have been confirmed for the mashup.

Marvel and Netflix previously announced that The Defenders will unite Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) of Daredevil, and the title characters of Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). Now, we know that they’ll also get help saving the day from Karen (Deborah Ann Woll), Misty (Simone Missick), Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss), Foggy (Elden Henson), Malcom (Eka Darville), Trish (Rachael Taylor), Claire (Rosario Dawson), and Stick (Scott Glenn).

The official Defenders Twitter account has been sharing the news by tweeting the announcements with videos that spotlight the characters, like the one below.

The Defenders won’t mark the first time that many of the actors reprise their role in a second (or even third) Marvel series. Dawson, Woll, Moss, and Taylor have all popped up on multiple shows, and the others will follow suit. At this point, Dawson has the distinction of having appeared in the most; she played Claire in DaredevilJessica Jones, and Luke Cage, and we’ll soon see her in Iron Fist.

More casting announcements could very well still be coming. Neither Iron Fist nor The Punisher has premiered yet, so we wouldn’t be surprised to hear that characters from those shows will also find their way to The Defenders. Whoever is involved, they’ll have to take on Sigourney Weaver, the recently announced villain of the series.

Iron Fist and The Punisher are due to hit Netflix in 2017, and The Defenders will as well. The crossover series is currently shooting in New York.