How Marvel's The Defenders Will Be Different From The Avengers

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On Wednesday night, we saw the first teaser for Marvel and Netflix's The Defenders series, which will bring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist together in an epic show that's expected to debut on the streaming service next year. Now, Marvel Studios Head of Television told Cinemablend how the upcoming Netflix crossover will distance itself from the tone found in the Avengers films.

The street level heroes always come from a very real place. If the Avengers are here to protect the universe — and nobody loves those movies more than I do — that's an epic, action-adventure story that has great humor and great pathos." While the Avengers aim to protect the world, the Defenders strive to watch over ‘the everyday man.'
What we're trying to do is tell stories about men and women who are here to save, in some cases, the neighborhood, and in some cases themselves. And if that's the case, and you're involved, and you'll stick around for 13 hours, that's an enormous commitment that we want!
The question that we want people to ask is, ‘What happens when these people meet each other?' Because they each look at the world in a very different way. So when that happens, that's ultimately what Defenders is all about. It's not about ‘Who is the bad guy?' or ‘What's at stake?' or any of those things. We're still working in a very real, grounded world. The sky is not going to open up, and aliens aren't going to come flying out of it. That's the Avengers' job! That's what their supposed to do.

It sounds like the show will be more character-driven as the format small screen format would give our heroes more time to develop as a team. It's going to be exciting to see how Iron Fist and Luke Cage TV series will lead up to the epic crossover.