The New York City-based heroes in the Netflix-produced Marvel Universe - also known as The Defenders - have inner tortured lives that grapple with drugs, depression, the Mob, and other unsavory elements in the dark corners of the city. It's a rare moment to see them happy and smiling right out in broad daylight, which makes this recently released photo a rare treat. Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) enjoy a pleasant stroll in a white, snow-filled neighborhood.
It's the first visible sign showing another regrouping of The Defenders, this time a meeting between the Daredevil (in his civilian ID) and the retired superheroine. Jessica Jones had already reconnected with former lover Luke Cage.
The other photos shared by Coming Soon soon get us back into familiar grim surroundings with power man Luke Cage (Mike Colter) checking out the embattled neighborhoods. Also caught in the filming is Sigourney Weaver's unnamed super villain casting her presence on the city.
The other member of The Defenders is Finn Jones' Danny Rand aka Iron Fist. There are rumors that Jon Bernthal's Punisher will return to rid Hell's Kitchen of its bad guys. Given the dissenting perspectives of the Defenders on the Punisher's willingness to take a life, his visit can rock this not-yet-so-steady boat.
Marvel's The Defenders is slated to premiere on Netflix this year.