The Defenders trailer dropped and, not going to lie, I literally started bouncing when I heard Misty Knight‘s voice. We see her interrogating Jessica Jones, following, what we assume, is a botched investigation. And then….and this is the point that Ron lost all hearing, Matt Murdock walks in as Jessica’s attorney (much to Jessica’s surprise) and I screamed so loud I scared the neighbors.
After two years of build up The Defenders are finally together and it is everything I hoped for and more. From Matt and Jessica’s witty banter, Luke‘s deadpan snark and Danny‘s childlike enthusiasm at the idea of a superhero team up. On top of everything else we see Stick come to whip, in some cases literally, our four heroes and their allies into shape as The Hand and Sigourney Weaver’s mysterious and clearly dangerous Alexandria bring war to New York on a mental and physical scale that none of our heroes have ever faced before.
To put it mildly this looks amazing and, after a lackluster debut for Iron Fist which spent too much time doing set up for The Defenders and not enough time letting Danny Rand (and Finn Jones) shine, this is the balm we need.
My body is ready….