The Defenders Final Trailer Ups the Stakes with Sigourney Weaver’s Villain

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The final trailer for The Defenders has Sigourney Weaver’s villain goading on our heroes.

We’re only a few hours away from another Marvel superhero team-up — The Defenders! To really get audiences energized and hyped, Marvel Studios and Netflix make a last minute marketing push with a final exciting trailer. In it, Alien franchise star Sigourney Weaver performs a voice-over — trying to intimidate each of our heroes.

The trailer opens with Weaver’s character, Alexandra Reid, nonchalantly meeting with the Defenders at a Chinese restaurant. She’s calm and cool — and that’s what makes her so creepy. As the scenes play, Alexandra’s voice-over artfully described how she predicts these heroes will fall. The trailer’s scenes finally escalate to the Defenders infiltrating a building with each member displaying their respective fighting skills.

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There’s been a huge air of mystery surrounding Alexandra Reid. The character is nowhere to be found in the comics. Many fans are speculating “Alexandra Reid” to be a pseudonym of a better known Marvel Comics villain. However, some are deducing Alexandra to be Alexander Bont — the original Kingpin before Wilson Fisk. Bont rose to infamy when he killed a hero going by the name of “the Defender.” It would be later learned that Bont was also the one who murdered Jack Murdock, Matt Murdock’s father.

This gender change from male to female for a character wouldn’t be a first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Jessica Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss played Jeryn “Jeri” Hogarth — who in Marvel’s Earth-616 universe is male. Doctor Strange‘s the Ancient One was played by Tilda Swinton, and this character was also male in the 616 universe.

Make sure to come back to The Fanboy Review when The Defenders premieres. We’ll have reviews and other information related to this latest exciting offering from the ever-expanding MCU!

Production Details

Official Synopsis

Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

Netflix will premiere all eight episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders on August 18, 2017

Produced by S.J. Clarkson, Cindy Holland, Drew Goddard, Jim Chory, Jeph Loeb, Marco Ramirez, and Douglas Petrie, the series will star Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.

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The first superhero Steve ever saw was Christopher Reeve's Superman in 1978. Steve was only a year old and couldn't really appreciate history being made. Little did he know at the time, the seed was already planted—which would grow into a lifelong obsession with superheroes and comics. Today, Steve also adds science fiction, horror, and movies to his repertoire of nerdy fanaticism. His dream is to one day sell his novel or screenplay.

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