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Sigourney Weaver Is Playing The Villain In Marvel’s The Defenders

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Today’s Iron Fist panel at NYCC was mostly about that series, but one special surprise was saved for the end. To introduce a bit of new information for The Defenders, all four lead actors from Marvel’s Netflix lineup came marching onstage: Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Finn Jones (Iron Fist). And then a fifth person came out. Can those of you who somehow didn’t read the headline on this page guess who it was?

Executive producer Jeph Loeb said The Defenders had already cast its main villain. It would have to be someone powerful, skillful and unstoppable enough to be able to face Daredevil’s senses, Iron Fist’s punches and Luke Cage’s…everything. That could only be accomplished by one person…Sigourney Weaver.

“Marvel is honored to have an actress of her caliber and status join what is already our biggest show ever!” Loeb said. “She is by definition a class act.” Cindy Holland, VP at Netflix, added “Sigourney Weaver, what more is there to say? She’s a formidable actress and we are thrilled to have her join our remarkable cast alongside Charlie, Krysten, Mike, and Finn.”

Marvel has not revealed who exactly Weaver is playing, but we’ll inevitably learn more about that role and The Defenders as we get closer to the very distant release date of late 2017.