'The Defenders' Teaser Hints at Elektra's Villainous Return

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 - 8:48PM
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The Defenders
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 - 8:48PM
'The Defenders' Teaser Hints at Elektra's Villainous Return
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Iron Fist may have been a stinker, but we're still pretty excited for The Defenders. The Netflix series will team up Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cages, and the aforementioned Iron Fist to battle Sigourney Weaver's Alexandra for some unrevealed reason.

And while we don't yet if "Alexandra" is just a codename for a more famous villain the legendary actress will actually be portraying, we do know she'll be getting help from a familiar face thanks to a new teaser. If you recall at the end of Daredevil's second season, it was implied that the Hand was bringing Elektra back to life. Well, the newest Defenders teaser confirms that, and hints that Matt Murdock's ex isn't exactly going to be an ally to the Defenders.

Check it out below:



Oh, just in case the teaser was too ambiguous for you, actress Elodie Yung soon confirmed on Twitter that it's indeed her character Elektra inside that spooky sarcophagus. 



Having a villain with such a personal connection to one of the Defenders should really help to make the series more interesting, especially if Alexandra really is a brand new character with no comic book ties, as has been claimed. The teaser also basically confirms the fan theory that the Hand will likely be involved in a major way in The Defenders, especially after they acted as the main antagonists in both Iron Fist and season 2 of Daredevil, as the organization seems to continually be growing stronger.

Does this mean Alexandra is in some way connected to The Hand, or will there be multiple, unrelated villains in the series? We're hoping for the former, as the Netflix Marvel shows tend to struggle when they introduce too many details (looking at you, Daredevil season 2). We'll find out for sure when The Defenders premieres on Netflix on August 18, 2017.
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