‘The Defenders’ Charlie Cox Explains How the Team Comes Together
Marvel took its time building to The Defenders. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist introduced four such different heroes, that each series left fans questioning how this quartet could ever form a team?
Daredevil star Charlie Cox spoke with Den of Geek about one of the most difficult aspects facing the team’s dynamic, The Hand.
“Now Danny and Matt have seen it. They’ve experienced it, and as hard as it is to explain, we know it exists because we’ve been there,” said Cox. “Jessica and Luke don’t have that. Initially at least, the role for Matt and Danny is quite similar. They’re the ones that have to bring the other two up-to-date and explain how serious this situation is and how you can’t just walk away from it and how dangerous these people are and what they’re capable of, blah blah blah. So that was kind of our role.”
Of course, as seen in their solo series, Jessica and Luke are not exactly the open and welcoming type. So, Matt and Danny will have to work very hard to convince the duo that there is a “ancient evil organization who are capable of destroying an entire civilization.”
“They’re the ones that have to go on the journey of disbelief through to ‘holy shit’ and getting on board this,” said Cox.
Starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist and Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra, Marvel’s The Defenders premieres all eight episodes on Netflix Friday, Aug. 18.
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Source: Screen Rant