At New York Comic-Con we learned that Sigourney Weaver will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as an unspecified villain in next year’s The Defenders. This adds Weaver to the long list of cast members that will be joining our Netflix heroes from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. While many of The Defenders have given their input on the casting of Weaver as the villain of the series, we haven’t heard much from new father Charlie Cox in a while.
In advance of his appearance at Alamo Comic-Con this weekend, The San Antonio Current asked Cox how he felt about the casting news. While the Iron Fist cast members seemed a little bit blindsided by this announcement to have deep thoughts, Cox has had a chance to get excited.
Actress Sigourney Weaver was recently cast as a villain in your new upcoming Netflix show The Defenders. Do you think she is still as badass today as she was when she played Riley in the Alien franchise?
You know, when she came on stage with us at New York Comic Con, I wanted to say, “In Hell’s Kitchen, no one hears you scream.” I don’t think it gets better than Sigourney Weaver. I think we are immensely lucky to have her. It’s a testament to shows like Daredevil and Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. The quality of those shows have drawn someone of her caliber, which is very exciting for us. I can’t wait to read it and have a scene with her. It’s one of the experiences I’ll probably remember for the rest of my career.
The quality of the Netflix Marvel shows has definitely been noticed, with Jessica Jones receiving numerous awards, including a Peabody Award, and Emmy talk having surrounded both Jessica Jones and Daredevil in the past. With all of this attention, folks that haven’t previously cared about “Comic book stories” are definitely tuning in, and it’s great to see the results of the high-quality works are attracting A-list talent.
Are you as excited as Charlie about having Weaver on board for The Defenders? Let us know in the comments!
Source: San Antonio Current.