New Images From 'The Defenders' Tease Iron Fist Vs. Luke Cage

Every few years or so the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings together all of its heroes for one big crossover event. On the big screen the next one is Avengers: Infinity War, which will bring together the casts of all three phases into one giant movie. But the first to hit the small screen is coming up this summer with Netflix's The Defenders, and now there are more images of Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil doing what they do best.

Apparently that means sitting around having dinner, getting interrogated by police, and hanging out in dark places they are sure to be attacked in. We also see Sigourney Weaver as the villain Alexandra, who I'm guessing will be some kind of white collar New York power broker or something, and Rosario Dawson as nurse/trouble magnet Claire Temple. There are a couple of interesting looks, though. In one, it appears that Iron Fist (played by Justin Timberlake, I mean Finn Jones) is about to throw down with future bro Luke Cage (Mike Colter), which could be cool to see if the fist can pierce Cage's impervious skin. In another Cage and Temple may be having a conversation about their relationship, which I'm guessing is about to get messy with Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) back in the picture.

Considering it took me two weeks to slog through Iron Fist my patience for these Marvel Netflix shows is dwindling. Here's hoping The Defenders kicks ass the way it should upon arrival on August 18th.  And a reminder that you can find the first trailer here.