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Sigourney Weaver stars in long-awaited Marvel's The Defenders trailer - watch it here!

The Defenders is a Marvel superhero show which will air on Netflix later this year

Emmy Griffiths

Sigourney Weaver is the mysterious villain in the brand new trailer for Netflix's upcoming show, The Defenders. The show will see the heroes of four incredibly popular Marvel showsJessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage - join forces to fight crime. Sigourney appears in the trailer as Alexandra, who the showrunner Marco Ramirez has described as "a very powerful force in New York City".

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He added that her character had to be "something massive to pull these four [hero] characters from their individual worlds to work together, but also small enough that it felt like it existed in our world". The series will take place a few months following the events of Daredevil season two and just one month after the Iron Fist finale. The official synopsis read: "Marvel's The Defenders follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realise they just might be stronger when teamed together."

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Signourney stars as the show's villain

Fans were quick to discuss the exciting new trailer, with one writing: "Just watched the first #TheDefenders trailer and am now not going to get any work done because WHY IS IT NOT AUGUST YET?" Another added: "TODAY IS A BLESSING #thedefenders." The trailer also revealed how the four heroes would interact with each other, hinting that Jessica and Matt (Daredevil) would become reluctant friends after he is appointed as her attorney. Speaking about their dynamic, one fan tweeted: "'My name is Matt Murdock. I'm your attorney.' Then I died. #TheDefenders #Ded," while another added: "Daredevil was using Jessica's scarf lmao. #TheDefenders."

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The trailer came out on Wednesday

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