Marvel's The Defenders Sigourney Weaver

Marvel's The Defenders Enlists Sigourney Weaver for 'Significant' Role

Marvel’s The Defenders is not messing around.

Netflix announced Saturday at New York Comic-Con that Sigourney Weaver will be joining the forthcoming Marvel mashup series “playing a significant but unspecified role.”

It was revealed at the NYCC panel that Weaver would in fact portray the series’ Big Bad.

“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.

At the end of the panel, The Defenders themselves — Daredevil‘s Charlie Cox, Jessica Jones‘ Krysten Ritter, Luke Cage‘s Mike Colter and Iron Fist‘s Finn Jones — joined Weaver on stage.

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“Sigourney Weaver, what more is there to say,” enthused Cindy Holland, VP 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.”

Watch video of Weaver’s surprise introduction below.

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  1. Eric says:

    Wow. I had heard she was in talks for a Marvel project, but I just assumed it was one of the films. This is awesome, I can’t wait.

  2. Wordsmith says:

    Curious to see what kind of villain they’ve got in store for her to play.
    Seems like it’ll be hard to go bigger than Kingpin or badder than Kilgrave.

  3. Yolanda says:

    It’s gonna be such an easy Emmy win for her. They love to reward veterans in supporting actress in limited series category. And it will show how cool and hip they are awarding someone from comic book based show. She’ll probably win Golden Globe and SAG too. So good for her!

  4. Joey says:

    Wow that’s a huge get for them. She’s always been a fantastic actress.

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  6. Joey Padron says:

    Great casting for the show. Can’t wait to find which villain she’ll play on the show!

  7. Robert Dassler says:

    Now that she’s on Marvel Netflix she’ll never get the chance to be in the “proper” MCU. You know, the movies. Where all the “proper” actors are. Not slumming it on the small screen. Sorry. my sarcasm filter seems to be malfunctioning.