Sigourney Weaver's 'The Defenders' Villain is Connected to All Four Heroes

Monday, 08 May 2017 - 9:38PM
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Monday, 08 May 2017 - 9:38PM
Sigourney Weaver's 'The Defenders' Villain is Connected to All Four Heroes
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While we don't know a ton about Sigourney Weaver's villain in The Defenders, beyond that she's named Alexandra and allegedly does not have a comic book counterpart, series star Mike Colter (Luke Cage) is doing his best to shed a little light on her character - by saying that she's connected to all four of the Marvel heroes. 

Speaking to TV Guide, Colter talks a bit more about the big-name villain who appeared briefly in the recent trailer. Apparently, The Defenders main villain will fittingly unite everyone's stories:

Opening quote
"The villains that we're dealing with are a combination of several entities, um, and they all have something to do with our separate stories that have played out in each of our own individual series. So this has been going on for a while.

It wasn't obvious in each individual series, but in this series you'll find out that the things that happened to all of us basically were all because of one entity and that's what's gonna kind of tie things together and then we'll see that, we'll understand that, and before you know it, eventually we'll fight together... or not."
Closing quote


Reading between the lines, there's a few interesting things about that quote. From what we've seen of Alexandra, she seems to be a powerful businesswoman, which could easily explain how she's been involved with all four heroes since they've all been active in the area of Hell's Kitchen. Experiments played a role in creating both Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, Daredevil gained his powers from chemicals, and Iron Fist is the billionaire heir to a giant company. So maybe the Rand Corporation and Alexandra were involved in creating these chemicals/facilitating these experiments? That's one possibility.

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Another interesting thing Colter says - and one that has us a little worried - is that he says the things that happened to them were all because of one entity. That to us sounds like it could be a Spectre-style retcon, where one villain is revealed to be the grand architect of everything else that has happened in the franchise up to that point, regardless of how little sense it makes. We're really hoping isn't the case, because we'd hate to see the work of memorable villains like Kilgrave and Kingpin undone by some shoddy storytelling.

Finally, the last notable bit from Colter's quote is how he refers to Alexandra as an "entity." He could have easily said "person," but the fact he didn't may suggest that Alexandra isn't who we think she is - which might negate the whole "Alexandra's not in the comics" line if that's just a cover for a more classic Marvel villain. The last few Netflix Marvel seasons (Daredevil season 2 and Iron Fist) have really pushed the supernatural element, and the reason for that could be to prepare the audience for a full-on supernatural enemy.

That should also make for a more formidable villain for the team than another mean businessperson, especially since the MCU is full of them. Last year there was a rumor floating around that Mephisto, Marvel's version of Satan, would be the series' big bad. And if Weaver is playing a version of that entity, it could potentially be awesome enough to make us forget that Finn Jones' Danny Rand is in the show (here's hoping he does a better job in Defenders).

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