“The Defenders” Villain Is Played By Sigourney Weaver

Most people were already hyped for Marvel’s TV show team-up The Defenders, coming out later this year. By announcing that Sigourney Weaver is the villain of the season, the bar has officially been raised.

Defenders Weaver

Weaver will play an character named Alexandera, a “sophisticated, intellectual, dangerous” powerhouse that will somehow threaten to overturn order in New York. There’s not a lot of information as to who she is or what she’ll be doing, but she is described as a powerful force who is trying to make things happen.

We do know that some characters some from the single-hero series will be making appearances in The Defenders. These include Detective Misty Knight from Luke Cage; Karen Page, Elektra Natchios, and Foggy Nelson from Daredevil; Jeri Hogarth, Malcolm Ducasse, and Trish Walker from Jessica Jones; and the one character tying all the series together, Claire Temple. We also know that Danny Rand aka Iron Fist will be the one to bring the group together in order to get the job done, whatever that job might be.

Defenders Misty Knight

There’s no word yet at to when exactly in 2017 we’ll be getting the 8-episode long miniseries, but sometime after Iron Fist, set to debut on March 17, 2017.

Defender Group Shot

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A reporter by trade, Sara is a lover of horror, sci-fi, and all things pop culture. From indies to classics to even the strangest schlock, all movies and TV shows are fair game. She believes Batman is the most fascinating superhero, and that Silent Hill is one of the best horror franchises ever made (as long as you don't count the movies). Fun Fact: The only movie Sara will not rewatch is The Room -- once was more than enough.