News

Marvel’s The Defenders Comic Books–to–TV Character Guide — Find Out Who’s Punching Who

Get a reminder of who these four vigilantes, their friends, and their enemies are before you binge Netflix's latest superhero offering.

by | August 16, 2017 | Comments

Marvel’s The Defenders will soon be upon us — Friday, in fact. The ambitious eight-episode miniseries has been in the works since Marvel and Netflix first announced their partnership and now is finally realized. Besides the headliners of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, key members of their supporting cast will also be dropping by.

Like The Avengers before it, the miniseries is attempting something new by mixing the established casts of four separate shows. Of course, trying to remember everybody from three years of projects is a lot to ask, so take a look at this refresher course on The Defenders and their friends.

Spoiler alert: If you’re unfamiliar with the comic books and don’t want to know what may be in store for some of these characters, skip the “What to expect” sections of this gallery.


 

Tag Cloud

Food Network YouTube Premium Biopics Martial Arts Mindy Kaling Superheroe BBC One Kids & Family Pet Sematary A&E singing competition south america miniseries best Mary poppins Cartoon Network 71st Emmy Awards ITV ABC The Walking Dead golden globes Mary Tyler Moore disaster Character Guide Amazon Prime Video E! die hard concert Comedy TruTV discovery green book Pixar Valentine's Day VH1 2016 24 frames YouTube science fiction Paramount ratings Rom-Com First Reviews The Witch Comics on TV animated 2019 Apple TV+ Certified Fresh Video Games Baby Yoda BAFTA Awards Pop TV Freeform DC Comics anime WarnerMedia cops Spike Superheroes game show Warner Bros. BBC America Sony Pictures AMC Pop parents sitcom serial killer ESPN elevated horror FXX CBS All Access 45 child's play Reality Competition New York Comic Con free movies Bravo VICE Women's History Month APB historical drama spinoff Elton John spanish language TCA 2017 Academy Awards TV comic Sci-Fi Winners PBS 2017 Hallmark Christmas movies Sundance TV versus crime thriller Star Trek Holidays IFC Shudder CBS cults jamie lee curtis book all-time franchise Disney reboot toy story Mary Poppins Returns stand-up comedy movies spy thriller video on demand Walt Disney Pictures critics Hear Us Out National Geographic Black History Month OWN Black Mirror Crunchyroll Oscars police drama Mudbound Esquire films 2015 Marathons Action PlayStation YouTube Red Red Carpet Disney+ Disney Plus Peacock Lionsgate independent A24 thriller VOD Adult Swim politics biography vampires blaxploitation TV Land Sundance Now SDCC Binge Guide latino RT21 Disney Channel sag awards SundanceTV The CW transformers Shondaland Sneak Peek 20th Century Fox zero dark thirty robots romance Trivia Logo TCA revenge scary movies Star Wars Comic Book X-Men 21st Century Fox El Rey Extras Summer USA Network sports streaming 2018 Tarantino harry potter TIFF satire strong female leads Horror spain Country SXSW Watching Series WGN adventure directors supernatural cars Super Bowl spider-man Nominations doctor who Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Christmas dark chucky DGA indie Anna Paquin twilight RT History movie Animation Countdown ghosts President GIFs game of thrones History TNT Apple TV Plus Year in Review travel Endgame Calendar indiana jones video finale theme song HBO cancelled crime drama Rocky Lucasfilm Drama dramedy hispanic PaleyFest natural history zombies binge technology Quiz teaser Cosplay HBO Go Pirates screen actors guild cancelled television cancelled TV shows space a nightmare on elm street dceu batman Comedy Central sequel Best and Worst anthology Ovation Grammys Polls and Games Starz zombie Crackle Schedule true crime 4/20 Heroines Netflix Fall TV witnail stoner composers Film Classic Film Music Avengers Marvel Studios Amazon Prime canceled TV shows dragons Tumblr Hulu Premiere Dates halloween casting TBS dogs E3 cartoon Hallmark Trophy Talk San Diego Comic-Con Stephen King reviews Fantasy adaptation MTV television documentaries social media talk show Nickelodeon war series Netflix Christmas movies Spectrum Originals facebook Box Office psychological thriller Masterpiece USA nature blockbuster Awards Tour American Society of Cinematographers MSNBC BET Awards Teen comics Creative Arts Emmys HBO Max The Arrangement Turner Fox News kids FX foreign FOX Epix comiccon crossover period drama TCM GoT Podcast See It Skip It Film Festival slashers IFC Films CMT aliens docudrama Paramount Network cancelled TV series Travel Channel Tomatazos tv talk werewolf Musical medical drama Amazon LGBTQ TLC comedies justice league FX on Hulu renewed TV shows romantic comedy richard e. Grant 2020 ABC Family Reality asian-american The Purge Brie Larson Lifetime Christmas movies canceled Acorn TV rotten movies we love Emmy Nominations Tubi Pride Month Turner Classic Movies boxoffice universal monsters LGBT award winner Discovery Channel Writers Guild of America news based on movie crime TCA Winter 2020 breaking bad TV renewals mission: impossible Set visit Columbia Pictures Britbox Syfy christmas movies criterion GLAAD Spring TV cinemax OneApp Election Ellie Kemper cats Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Toys cooking festivals MCU Showtime Sundance documentary DC streaming service Trailer Arrowverse CNN Infographic Rocketman Captain marvel Family Funimation Ghostbusters Emmys diversity Winter TV Television Academy unscripted Nat Geo DC Universe joker what to watch Photos Thanksgiving Opinion children's TV Rock Musicals Cannes NBC name the review Apple Lifetime Marvel mutant First Look Chernobyl Song of Ice and Fire 007 hist psycho BBC mockumentary NYCC Universal Disney streaming service CW Seed Vudu Disney Plus Interview DirecTV Marvel Television Holiday Amazon Studios quibi dc Mystery BET Dark Horse Comics YA screenings Western political drama