Nerys Myk wrote:
Captain Craig wrote:
The Netflix deal is being sorely mis-branded. Yes, I know it says there in the description it says
“reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.”
but why not just say what this is...Heroes for Hire, guest starring Daredevil.
It's not the Defenders, not in the myriad of permutations that team name has been applied do these 4 characters resemble Defenders. They are Heroes for Hire, with DD doing pro bono assistance.
True, they aren't the names that pop in my head when I think "Defenders":
- Dr. Strange- Slated for a solo film, IIRC
- Hulk-Tied to the Avengers feature
- Silver Surfer-Part the FF licence
- Nighthawk- C lister, but why not?
- Valkyrie-Might be a good tie in to the Thor films
Sub-Mariner is with Universal.
I think that Marvel is just sticking this with the name Defenders because it's a cool name that they have copyright over. I don't expect it to resemble the original team at all.
Besides, in the old comics, the Defenders were the "non-team" that always had fluid membership.