Sigourney Weaver Confirmed as Defenders Villain

Saturday, 08 October 2016 - 8:28PM
Marvel
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Defenders
Saturday, 08 October 2016 - 8:28PM
Sigourney Weaver Confirmed as Defenders Villain
Marvel's The Defenders united on stage for the first time tonight, and they had a hugely nerdy announcement as a bonus: Sigourney Weaver is joining the cast of Defenders, and even better, she's going to be the villain of the piece.

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"Marvel is honored to have an actress of her caliber and status join what is already our biggest show ever!" said Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb. "She is by definition a class act."
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We have our doubts about Defenders, since the Marvel/Netflix shows have been acclaimed in large part due to their character work, so a big team-up show is a little risky. We wouldn't want to watch a straight action show after enjoying the amazing character-driven writing in Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Daredevil. But Sigourney Weaver would make a fantastic villain, so this makes us much more excited (not to mention that we need way more female villains in our lives). After all, the Netflix shows have notoriously had much better villains than the Marvel movies, so hopefully Defenders will continue that streak.

But who could she be playing? There have been some rumors that she could be playing Mephisto, a demon based on the Faust legend. He's traditionally male in the comics, but we would love to see Weaver play a gender-bent version. 

Defenders comes out on Netflix sometime in late 2017.
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