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During tonight’s Marvel panel at New York Comic Con, TV head, Jeph Loeb, announced that Signourney Weaver will play the main villain on The Defenders. The announcement was made when Weaver came out during the panel and sat alongside the stars of The Defenders: Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and Finn Jones as Danny Rand. Of course the the news came as a big surprise, but the real question is who will Weaver be playing in the Netflix crossover?

Currently, reports are that Weaver will play someone who is connect to the criminal organization known as The Hand. Yet again, there is still no name attached to her role. That would make the most sense considering how much of a dominant role they’ve played in Daredevil. Not to mention, when we last saw the man with no fear, he was battling against their entire battalion. Usually in this situation, the smart thing to do is take a look at what they did in the comic books. However, the main villain for The Defenders there was Dormammu. That team was fronted by Dr. Strange and Namor, one who is soon to make his debut in the MCU and the other is a long-shot possibility.

Known for playing roles such as Dana from Ghostbusters and Gwen Demarco in Galaxy Quest, Weaver brings a lot of hype with her to the series. But it’s all for the good of things. Her demeanor make look calm and collective, but when she needs to, she can kick it better than some of the top men in the industry. Just take a look at her as Ripley in Aliens, that’s a role from 30 years ago and she continues to take the front wherever she is today. She’s a powerful female lead and sounds great for this kind of role. It looks like the heroes have their work cut out for them.

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The Defenders is set to debut on Netflix some time in 2017. In addition to the four leads, other people may recognize Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson (Daredevil), Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse (Jessica Jones), and Simone Missick as Misty Knight (Luke Cage). While nothing has been confirmed, rumors are that Jon Bernthal could make an appearance as The Punisher.

Source: Slashfilm

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