Netflix and Marvel have announced, during the Marvel’s New York Comic-Con panel, that Golden Globe-winning and Oscar and Emmy nominated actress Sigourney Weaver will join the cast of Netflix original series  “Marvel’s The Defenders“, in a significant but unspecified role.

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“Marvel is honored to have an actress of her caliber and status join what is already our biggest show ever! She is by definition a class act,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television.

“Sigourney Weaver, what more is there to say,” said Cindy Holland,Vice President of original content at Netflix. “She’s a formidable actress and we are thrilled to have her join our remarkable cast alongside Charlie, Krysten, Mike and Finn.”

“Marvel’s The Defenders” will star Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and Finn Jones, all reprising their roles as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, respectively.

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Douglas Petrie, Marco Ramirez, Drew Goddard, and Jeph Loeb will serve as Executive Producers on “Marvel’s The Defenders.” The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

 

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