It was announced during New York Comic Con over the weekend veteran actress Sigourney Weaver will join the case of Marvel’s The Defenders.


The Defenders is a miniseries that will air on Netflix, which will see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist join forces. While the Comic Con panel was supposed to be about the new show Iron Fist, the panel brought more surprises.

While Iron Fist stars Finn Jones (Danny Rand), Jessica HenwickJessica StroupTom PelphreyDavid WenhamRosario Dawson, along with showrunner Scott Buck spoke on stage, they were soon joined by the rest of the Defenders cast, namely Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), and Mike Colter (Luke Cage). Even more surprising was the appearance of Weaver, whose involvement until then was unknown.

“Marvel is honored to have an actress of her caliber and status join what is already our biggest show ever,” said Jeph Loeb, the Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television. “She is by definition a class act.”


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“Sigourney Weaver, what more is there to say,” said Cindy Holland,Vice President of original content at Netflix. “She’s a formidable actress and we are thrilled to have her join our remarkable cast alongside Charlie, Krysten, Mike, and Finn.”

While Weaver’s role is still a mystery, it is known that she will be playing the villain that the Defenders are up against in the miniseries. The Defenders will come to Netflix sometime in 2017.

And watch the brief teaser trailer below.

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