The Defenders are coming to Netflix and it's going to be HUGE. Marvel is upping their game in a huge way by establishing a fully fleshed out television universe that completely ties into their film universe, and they're doing it in all the right ways.
Before we get to The Defenders we will have met Daredevil (again), Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist and something cataclysmic will happen causing them all to team up and take down some mega threat. Basically we get another Avengers team with a grounded, darker, noir tone! Every comic geek's dream is coming to fruition, Superheroes are taking over both film and television.
But first, before the eight-episode show comes out, you should probably know a bit about The Defenders themselves, as well as the unprecedented deal that landed them at Netflix. These are Defenders trivia facts to get you caught up to speed!
The Defenders (in the Comics) Were the More Mythical and Supernatural Side of The Avengers
The Defenders Were so Popular in the First Issue of Marvel Feature, They Quickly Got Their Own TitlePhoto: flickr / CC0
All of the Actors Cast in Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage Are Slotted to ReturnPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
The Defenders (on Netflix) Is Shaping up to Be the Grittier, More Street Level Side of The AvengersPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY
The Team Has Had a Huge Rotating Roster of Major Heroes
The Defenders Will Conclude a 60 Hour Onslaught of Marvel Superhero Television