Skip to main content

Sigourney Weaver will play the villain in Marvel’s Netflix series ‘The Defenders’

Marvel's The Defenders | NYCC Surprise | Netflix
Fans at the 2016 New York Comic Con were treated to a surprise during the Iron Fist panel, as Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Matt Murdock/Daredevil were brought together on one stage for the first time with their partner Danny Rand/Iron Fist.

Mike Colter, Krysten Ritter, Charlie Cox, and Finn Jones will star in The Defenders miniseries on Netflix. The Verge reported that Jeph Joeb, executive vice president of Marvel Television announced the gang before bringing out yet another surprise in the form of a villain.

“We’ve not told you who the villain of the Defenders is,” Loeb said in a video uploaded by Netflix, which elicited boos from the crowd. “And the reason is for that,” Loeb continued, “is because we needed to find somebody that could take on all these guys. She doesn’t require any introduction anywhere she goes in the world. She’ll be joining The Defenders cast. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my distinct pleasure to introduce Miss Sigourney Weaver.”

Weaver came out onstage and hugged her future cast-mates as the audience went wild.

Fans have been waiting for a long time to see who will be the antagonist in the new series, which brings together stars from some of television’s most popular superhero shows. There is no set release date for The Defenders, though we know it will be sometime in 2017. It is rumored that it will be an eight-episode miniseries.

Marvel’s Iron Fist is set to premiere next year on Friday, March 17, with a 13-episode first season. It will be joining the collection of Marvel shows that are already streaming: DaredevilJessica Jones, and the new smash hit Luke Cage.

The Punisher, another solo series from Marvel, has commenced filming in New York City but does not yet have a premiere date. Jon Bernthal stars as the titular character.

Editors' Recommendations

Albert Khoury
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Al started his career at a downtown Manhattan publisher, and has since worked with digital and print publications. He's…
Peacemaker season 2 cast adds Tim Meadows; Superbad filmmaker to direct episodes
John Cena wears a silver helmet in Peacemaker.

With Peacemaker season 2 in production, the series recently added a veteran comedic actor to the cast and a prominent director behind the camera.

Tim Meadows has joined the cast of Peacemaker season 2 as Agent Langston Fleury, a member of A.R.G.U.S. Meadows is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live from 1991 to 2000. Gunn announced the news on his Instagram, which featured a picture of himself with Meadows and Steve Agee.

Read more
Why is the killer shark movie Under Paris so popular on Netflix right now?
four reasons to watch the netflix hit under paris 1

Netflix has had a wide assortment of B-movies rise to the top. And the latest addition to the most popular movies on Netflix is Under Paris, a shark film that has taken the streamer by storm. This isn't the typical low-budget flick that finds a new life in streaming. Under Paris is a Netflix original, even though the story is anything but original.

Fans are flocking to this flick in part because it's still pretty new to Netflix, and because it's surprisingly entertaining for a giant shark attack movie. Under Paris may be not be Oscar-bait, but it's winning the streaming race so far. And if you're considering making this your next movie, we're here to share four reasons why you should watch Under Paris on Netflix.
It's Jaws in Paris

Read more
Vikings: Valhalla’s third and final season gets premiere date, trailer
A woman tied up in an attempt to be burned at the stake.

The Vikings are off on their final voyage in the third and final season of Vikings: Valhalla.

Netflix announced that Vikings: Valhalla season 3 will premiere on July 11, 2024. The streamer also released a trailer, which teases one epic, bloody conclusion. Serving as the sequel series to Vikings, Vikings: Valhalla follows the adventures of three of the most famous Vikings: Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his sister, Freydís (Frida Gustavsson), and the Norwegian prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter).

Read more