Final 'The Defenders' Trailer Insists the Heroes Are Not 'Superfriends'

Sunday, 13 August 2017 - 3:38PM
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Sunday, 13 August 2017 - 3:38PM
Final 'The Defenders' Trailer Insists the Heroes Are Not 'Superfriends'
Netflix
Cut to Iron Fist gorging himself on food inside a Chinese restaurant while Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones casually mock him over it. Then cut to all four of them brutally beating down a pack of mooks. This is how you start a trailer for The Defenders

Marvel's four Netflix heroes will come together next week when The Defenders miniseries is finally released, and the streaming service is making a final marketing push by putting out one final trailer. If you've seen the previous trailers, nothing should come as a big surprise while you watch the heroes insult each other and beat up everybody else, but some new footage and wisecracks show up here as well. 

The official version of the trailer is currently up on Netflix's official Defenders page, but it has also been re-uploaded to YouTube:



Again, it feels like there's not much new stuff on display here. With so many teasers out already, featuring everybody from Elektra to Stan Lee, there's only so much more they can throw out before they start digging into spoilers, and it's probably for the better that they don't. Still, this feels just a little unnecessary. 

If there's one thing the trailer does reveal, it's that Danny Rand's bottomless optimism and tendency toward idiocy is much more fun to watch when he has three super-powered sourpusses to bounce his remarks off. In his own show, Iron Fist was a difficult character to like: he made dumb choices constantly and had nobody interesting who could call him out on them, because most of the smarter characters were boring (i.e. the Meachums). 

But now that he's palling around (or at least attempting to) with Jessica, Luke, and Matt Murdock, he now has three characters who are well-written and smart enough to call him out on his nonsense, and suddenly his childish attitude is more fun. Essentially, as the guy who everybody insults even though his glowing fist comes in handy, his role in Netflix's corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is clearer than it was before.



And as always, the trailer drives home the message that none of them want to be on a team, although the idea is growing on Iron Fist. Luke's "I'm not looking for superfriends" line followed by Iron Fist's "You keep telling yourself that" is easily the highlight here, and it does a good job of reminding you that somehow, Sigourney Weaver's villainous Alexandra will be scary enough to make the four Defenders change their minds. 

How exactly that will happen is a mystery, beyond that she seems to have the Hand and Elektra at her disposal, but we only have a week before we find out.

The Defenders comes out August 18, 2017 on Netflix.

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