Just over a week ago, we got official confirmation that the Defenders had officially wrapped production after just over five months of shooting in New York City. Ever since then, news surrounding this summer’s highly anticipated crossover miniseries has been scarce. The staff here at MCU Exchange has eagerly been waiting for a release date to be announced, and we initially thought it would be announced at the end of Iron Fist, but no such luck. We anticipate it will be released towards the end of July, right after Comic Con, but we’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime however, it looks like we’ll have to make do with some new set photos highlighting one of the Netflix power couples, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson).
There’s not a whole lot to see here, just mostly shots of Luke and Claire walking together after Luke gives her a bouquet of flowers (the yellow is a nice touch, Luke). While these photos aren’t the most exciting things in the world, there’s always speculation to be done, so here goes. Initially, I thought that these photos were from one of the earlier episodes in the series, specifically when we get to see Luke and Claire reunite after Luke gets out of Seagate. However, given that these suckers are just now popping up, it seems more likely that they are from one of, if not the last, episodes in the series. If this turns out to be the case, that lets us know that Luke and Claire’s relationship manages to survive through the whole miniseries, which is more than we can say for her previous fling with Matt Murdock.
The Defenders is set to be released sometime this summer, stay tuned for an official release date in (hopefully) the near future.