×

Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones and Charlie Cox Join Forces at ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ Premiere

The cast of Netflix’s “The Defenders” assembled at the New York City premiere at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Monday night.

Krysten Ritter, known as the title character in “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” drops her solo act in Netflix’s new crossover series following Netflix’s four superheroes — Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist — who reluctantly band together to save New York City.

“Jessica brings a lot of the bite and the sass and the funny. I think that that’s an interesting dynamic among this group,” Ritter said before snapping selfies with co-star Rosario Dawson, who portrays nurse Claire Temple.

Temple, who sparked some chemistry with Cage (Mike Colter), is also a recurring character in each of the four Marvel series. “She’s still a badass and saving the day per [usual],” laughed Dawson.

Speaking on the challenges of creating the series from four separate shows, executive producer Marco Ramirez said, “[The characters] all had to come to this story that is ‘The Defenders’ on their own and on their own terms. But once we figured that out, I think it all worked.”

“We’ve done our jobs as the characters and now it’s just really about turning up and having fun,” added “Daredevil” star Charlie Cox.

Finn Jones, who plays Iron Fist, shared the same sentiment. “We’ve been building up to this for a long, long time and [the Defenders] are finally all together,” he said.

Cast appearances also included other comic book characters such as “Daredevil” villain Elektra (Elodie Yung), “Iron Fist” ally Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), and Misty Knight (Simone Missick) from “Luke Cage” as well as Stick (Scott Glenn), Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), and Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) of “Daredevil” and attorney Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) of both “Iron Fist” and “Jessica Jones.”

“Marvel’s The Defenders” streams Aug. 18 on Netflix.

More Scene

  • Sir Elton John, David Furnish. Sir

    New Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala to be Held in the South of France

    Elton John and David Furnish are launching a new gala for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The two will host the inaugural A Midsummer Party benefit on July 24 in the south of France at the Johnny Pigozzi’s private estate, Villa Dorane, in Cap d’Antibes. A cocktail reception will be followed by dinner, a live [...]

  • Dwayne Johnson Idris Elba

    Dwayne Johnson: Idris Elba Nixed 'Black James Bond' Joke in 'Hobbs & Shaw'

    In the “Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw,” the movie’s villain Brixton, played by Idris Elba, spreads his arms out wide and declares “I’m black Superman.” It turns out that might not have been the original line. Dwayne Johnson tells Variety that Elba was first asked to proclaim he’s “black James Bond,” but the [...]

  • Matteo BocelliAmerican Icon Awards Gala, Inside,

    Top Music Manager Calls Out American Icon Awards for Failing to Pay Talent

    The centuries-old adage no good deed goes unpunished is a common refrain for star music manager Scott Rodger of late. Rodger, who represents Paul McCartney and Andrea Bocelli at Maverick, says his client Matteo Bocelli, the son of the opera star, was stiffed out of promised expense reimbursement by the American Icon Awards. The event, [...]

  • Mary Bailey Steve D'Angelo, Jim Belushi

    Cannabis Industry Tackles Justice Reform With 'Last Prisoner Project'

    Jim Belushi is standing two feet away in the backyard of his spacious Brentwood home, honking a harp like he’s a Blues Brother back in sweet home Chicago accompanied by noted reggae band Rebelution’s Eric Rachmany and Kyle Ahern, who provide a 12-bar shuffle. There’s the sweet smell of skunk — and success — hanging [...]

  • Dwayne Wade holds up the legend

    Dwyane Wade, Megan Rapinoe Win Big at 2019 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards

    The 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards was filled with incredible athletes, inspiring moments and — of course — a massive amount of slime. “I love the kids. I love the slime. I loved the games. I love seeing celebrities and athletes like become kids again. And it’s like my favorite thing,” Michael Strahan told [...]

  • Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani

    Dave Bautista Talks Representation in Hollywood and Defying Stereotypes with 'Stuber'

    Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani make an unlikely duo in “Stuber,” an R-rated comedy about a police officer and his Uber driver. But the two connected over the rare chance to star in the film as actors of Asian descent (Baustia is half-Filipino and Nanjiani is Pakistani). “I’ve been stereotyped for a couple different reasons [...]

  • Skin

    How Jamie Bell Transformed Into a Neo-Nazi for 'Skin'

    Anyone who still associates British actor Jamie Bell with his breakout role as a young boy who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer will quickly forget all about “Billy Elliot” after seeing “Skin,” which screened at ArcLight Hollywood on Thursday night. “I was shocked,” the film’s writer-director, Guy Nattiv, told Variety of his leading man’s [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content