Sigourney Weaver Will Play The Lead Villain In Marvel And Netflix’s THE DEFENDERS. Sigourney Weaver was introduced as the one person who could take on the Defenders by the NYCC Host and top TV Producer for Marvel Jeph Loeb. The Defenders starts shooting before the end of the year and will likely hit Netflix next September or October. To call that an exciting prospect is an understatement, especially as we’ve been waiting to see the team assemble since Marvel and Netflix announced these shows back in 2013.
Finn Jones (Iron Fist) was joined on stage by Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), and Mike Colter (Luke Cage) before Sigourney Weaver was also brought out;
“Marvel is honored to have an actress of her caliber and status join what is already our biggest show ever! She is by definition a class act,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, via a press release issued last evening. “Sigourney Weaver, what more is there to say,” added Cindy Holland, Vice President of original content at Netflix. “She’s a formidable actress and we are thrilled to have her join our remarkable cast alongside Charlie, Krysten, Mike and Finn.”