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Mar­vel’s epic su­per team fin new minis­eries The Defe

New Straits Times - - Groove -

Sigour­ney Weaver has a role as the mys­te­ri­ous and el­e­gantly in­tim­i­dat­ing vil­lain Alexan­dra.

TIME FOR RIBBING The De­fend­ers are ready for the beat­down. (From left) Krys­ten Rit­ter, Finn Jones, Char­lie Cox and Mike Colter.

The four let on that not every­thing has to be dark and gloomy. Those who have watched the trail­ers of would have got a taste of hi­lar­ity be­tween the char­ac­ters.

Rit­ter ex­plains that Matt wears the dorky cos­tume as Dare­devil that Jes­sica just can’t get past.

“Why would you will­ingly put that on?” she ex­claims.

All agree that the jokes are real given the con­text of the var­i­ous char­ac­ters.

“Al­though the show is at times re­ally se­ri­ous, with high stakes and a need to be vis­ceral and scary, at the same time, real life is at times funny and light hearted too.

“In order to serve all of th­ese char­ac­ters ap­pro­pri­ately you need to have some of those jokes, they just fit,” says Cox.

“Yeah, mys­ti­cism is a re­ally for­eign con­cept The cast of The De­fend­ers feel­ing the love at a re­cent Comic-Con 2017 con­ven­tion in San Diego, USA. to Luke and Jes­sica. It just doesn’t make sense to them, given their back­grounds, so we all have a lit­tle fun at the other’s ex­pense,” says Colter with a laugh.


The four are re­luc­tant to work to­gether ini­tially but have to put aside their bag­gage even­tu­ally for the greater good.

Cox ad­mits that Jes­sica is an in­ter­est­ing and com­plex char­ac­ter.

“Per­son­ally, I strug­gle to un­der­stand her re­sis­tance to be help­ful, in think­ing that she’s not the right per­son for the job, es­pe­cially at the be­gin­ning of he says.

Rit­ter lets on that the re­la­tion­ship dy­namic be­tween Jes­sica and Matt is “sort of like tak­ing turns at the wheel in driv­ing and like cat and mouse.” Fans of Mar­vel’s in­di­vid­ual su­per­heroes on TV fi­nally get to w The De­fend­ers.

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