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‘The Defenders’ Spoilers: Sigourney Weaver Describes Villain as “Renaissance Woman”; Finn Jones Promises More Mature Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist

‘The Defenders’ actress Sigourney Weaver described her villain as a “Renaissance Woman” during a recent interview. Meanwhile, ‘Iron Fist’ actor Finn Jones promised that his character Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist will become more mature as the series progresses.

During an interview with Nerdist, Weaver revealed her thoughts about her new villain in the upcoming superhero team-up miniseries. Although details of her character Alexandra remain scarce, the 67-year old American actress and film producer teased, “I do think she’s a renaissance woman… I think yes, she has to do these things but she really… she loves life, she loves culture. It’s one of the most interesting women characters I’ve ever read.”

Other members of the production team also shared the same sentiments in previous interviews including costume designer Stephanie Malansky, who revealed that Weaver’s villain has a regal feel to her. She said, “I’d say very elegant, very beautiful… I had so much fun designing her wardrobe. It was very, possibly even in a way, grounded in an older world. Maybe very, in a way, European. More of a global feeling to her wardrobe, very lush.”

Showrunner Marco Ramirez also described Alexandra as a kind of villain other antagonists looked up to since she was an intellectual and quite dangerous.

The upcoming web television miniseries is set to follow Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones, Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, and Finn Jones’ Iron Fist team up to fight evil as a group of street-level superheroes known as The Defenders. The series is based on the Marvel comic book team of the same name and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Meanwhile, actor Finn Jones promised that his character Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist will be more mature in the upcoming series. Jones, best known for his work on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ was first introduced in the Netflix-Marvel television universe as the martial arts expert when the series was released on Netflix on March 17, 2017. His standalone series ‘Iron Fist’ received mixed reviews from critics and fans but retained strong viewership.

During an interview with MCU Exchange, Jones said, “The thing [with] Danny is that we’re taking an ordinary kid with a lot of issues and we’re trying to iron those out first before getting to Danny as Iron Fist. And what we’ll [see] in Defenders is Danny coming to terms with being a superhero.”

He continued, “In The Defenders when he first starts, he doesn’t even know what a superhero is and then he meets those guys and he’s like ‘WHOA. This is cool,’ and by the end of it you kind of see Danny really coming to the grips with his responsibility in a much more mature way.”

‘The Defenders’ is an upcoming superhero web television miniseries scheduled to be released on Netflix on August 18, 2017. It is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios.

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