Sigourney Weaver is the Big Bad Villain of The Defenders

Discussion in 'The Defenders' started by pixen, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. pixen

    pixen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    17
    So it was just announced at the Iron Fist Panel that she would be the villain of The Defenders. I wonder who she could be playing.

    Could she be playing someone who is part of the Hand? Like Elisbeth Von Strucker in Wolverine: Enemy of the State comic where she's part of The Hand? Or will she play someone more political in NYC?
     
    #1
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2016
  2. psylockolussus

    psylockolussus Well-Known Mutant

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    36,364
    Likes Received:
    119
    Wow that's cool! I hope she will be fierce as an antagonist!
     
    #2
  3. fallingend44

    fallingend44 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2015
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Love this casting
     
    #3
  4. SuperBatman

    SuperBatman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    8,528
    Likes Received:
    0
    Will be interesting to see who she plays but this is nice casting.
     
    #4
  5. Dasher10

    Dasher10 I'm like Deadpool IRL

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    5,227
    Likes Received:
    4
    I have no idea who she's supposed to be. Part of me says Ma Gnucci. Part of me says Ricadonna. But neither of them have ties to The Hand. Does anyone have any ideas? Maybe The Hand aren't part of the story after all and she's Enchantress who empowers the Wrecking Crew.
     
    #5
  6. pixen

    pixen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    17
    The Hand will be a part of it. They replayed the teaser from SDCC at NYCC and it had Stick narrating and also a HAND in the teaser.
    [​IMG]
     
    #6
  7. BatsDC

    BatsDC Side-Kicker

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,714
    Likes Received:
    1
    Plus Iron Fist is, per NYCC, the 'sworn enemy of the Hand'
     
    #7
  8. TheVileOne

    TheVileOne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    54,742
    Likes Received:
    148
    So much for her playing Janet.
     
    #8
  9. pixen

    pixen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    17
    I always thought Catherine Zeta Jones could be a good Janet.
     
    #9
  10. kguillou

    kguillou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2005
    Messages:
    13,663
    Likes Received:
    235
    WOW. What a power player Marvel got for this series. Very excited about this. I feel like she's going to be an obscure villain from the comics but they'll revamp her in a big way for this series.
     
    #10
  11. Mike Murdock

    Mike Murdock Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2014
    Messages:
    10,028
    Likes Received:
    35
    I think she'll be a little better known. Maybe not Kingpin level, but probably Killgrave level.
     
    #11
  12. kvz5

    kvz5 HBIC

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Messages:
    24,121
    Likes Received:
    15
    This is beyond cool. I never really imagined them even attempting to cast a huge star like her.
     
    #12
  13. Slick

    Slick Yup

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,480
    Likes Received:
    16
    This is big for Marvel/Netflix.
     
    #13
  14. pixen

    pixen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    17
    I'm honestly shocked that they got her. I know she's done TV before (Political Animals) but it always seemed that she would be picked/saved for one of the Marvel movies and be wasted. I think this is such a great casting decision and hope she gets to play a character who is on the Kingpin, Kilgrave, Mariah level of quality.
     
    #14
  15. Darepool

    Darepool Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    2,072
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not that surprising, it's not network TV after all.
     
    #15
  16. pixen

    pixen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2003
    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    17
    No, it isn't but you'd think her agent would be wanting her to go with a Marvel movie as it'd mean more money for them.
     
    #16
  17. Darepool

    Darepool Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    2,072
    Likes Received:
    0
    True, but when she was rumored last week I actually thought a Netflix show was a strong possibility.
     
    #17
  18. Darepool

    Darepool Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    2,072
    Likes Received:
    0
    Edit
     
    #18
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2016
  19. Rowsdower!

    Rowsdower! Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    27,939
    Likes Received:
    1
    Awesome news. No idea who she is playing but I'm sure she'll be epic; all of the Netflix big bad villains have been great so far, except maybe Nobu (if he even counts).
     
    #19
  20. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Messages:
    86,840
    Likes Received:
    376
    Based on? TV pays bank (it is why movie actors are taking the jobs), especially for roles that have been down played in the films. How many villains in the films have had the same kind of substantial roles as the show villains?
     
    #20
  21. TheVileOne

    TheVileOne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    54,742
    Likes Received:
    148
    She's probably going to play a lawyer and/or politician ;) .
     
    #21
  22. Darkraid

    Darkraid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    1
    My inside sources are telling me that she is playing Marvel's version of Hillary Clinton.


    Seriously though, I'm thinking MCU Viper or Lucia Von Bardas
     
    #22
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2016
  23. Darepool

    Darepool Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    2,072
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just timing and speculation. The article I read used the term binge-watching which made me think of Netflix obviously (even though it wasn't used in a Netflix specific context), but more so the timing of the comments, which made it seem like an announcement could be imminent. NYCC was just around the corner and a place where such an announcement could be made (and was Netflix heavy on the Marvel side).
     
    #23
  24. Kev4000

    Kev4000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2016
    Messages:
    925
    Likes Received:
    5
    I love her. Great News!!!!
     
    #24
  25. Rick the Ruler

    Rick the Ruler yung carnivore

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2016
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    2
    It's not so surprising Marvel got a big star like her. The Defenders are mini-series, an event on which actors do not have contract obligations for multiple seasons. That's why we got, for instance, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on True Detective, Patrick Wilson, Kirsten Dunst and Martin Freeman on Fargo etc...

    Sigourney is a cult actress. I don't care even if her character is made up, as long as it's good.
     
    #25

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"