Attendees of the Marvel & Netflix panel at New York Comic Con not only got to see The Defenders’ Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones (Iron Fist) appear on stage together, they also were the first to see & hear the surprise announcement that Sigourney Weaver is joining the series.
The Oscar and Emmy nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress was announced as playing a significant but unspecified role in the series. Many outlets are reporting that she will be the series villain, but that hasn’t seemed to be confirmed yet.
“Marvel is honored to have an actress of her caliber and status join what is already our biggest show ever! She is by definition a class act,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television.
“Sigourney Weaver, what more is there to say,” said Cindy Holland,Vice President of original content at Netflix. “She’s a formidable actress and we are thrilled to have her join our remarkable cast alongside Charlie, Krysten, Mike and Finn.”
The Defenders arrives at some point, most likely in the fall, in 2017.