Globo said that even though Avengers: Age of Ultron has yet to be released in theaters, Marvel Studios is hard at work on putting together the next two films, Avengers: Infinity War Parts I & II. Right on cue, rumors about the Infinity War films are arising. One intriguing (and, hopefully, true) rumor is the Netflix version of The Defenders is going to get a prominent role in the film.
Netflix recently debuted a Daredevil streaming series and has more in the pipeline. Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones are all getting their own solo series. Netflix has plans to bring them together for a new, live-action version of The Defenders. In the comic books, The Defenders started out as Doctor Strange, The Hulk, and The Sub-Mariner and then eventually become an ensemble cast similar to The Avengers. In time, The Defenders became somewhat of a humor book. The original run of the book had a loyal fan base but, sadly, cancellation ended the series when sales dipped.
The Netflix version of The Defenders is not going to wallow in humor. Look for the series to have a gritty feel to it.
The presence of The Defenders in Infinity War Part II is going to greatly help get across the “threat to the universe” theme present in the story line. Of course, Netflix and Marvel surely will benefit from increased subscriptions thanks to the huge promotional boost an appearance in Infinity War Part II will deliver.