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Sigourney Weaver Signs on for The Defenders

Sigourney Weaver has been cast as the main villain for Marvel’s The Defenders.

The announcement was made at New York Comic-Con, where the Alien and Ghostbusters actress came out onto stage, joining The Defenders stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, respectively.)


Weaver’s character has not yet been revealed.

Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb talked up the casting;

“Marvel is honoured to have an actress of her calibre and status join what is already our biggest show ever. She is, by definition, a class act.”

Marvel’s The Defenders will premiere on Netflix in 2017.

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