Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Iron Fist (Finn Jones), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) stand inside an elevator, looking ready for a fight. Daredevil, though, isn’t ready to let everyone in on his identity as Matt Murdock just yet…
She's walkin' here!
Jessica doesn’t look pleased — but does she ever when it’s daylight out, and she’s not having a drink?
A new life, a new purpose
She’s a little hard to see here, but that’s Elektra (Elodie Yung) under the hood and out of her signature red. More worrying, though, is the fact that she’s being caressed by Sigourney Weaver’s Alexandra, who isn’t exactly on the Defenders’ side.
Heroes for Hire
Not yet, of course. Danny and Luke come face to face in a dark alleyway — and the two are definitely not ready to be partners in preventing crime at this point.
A meeting of the masterminds
Alexandra and Madame Gao (Wai Ching Ho) together in one room? That can’t be good news. (And is Alexandra pleased with Gao or admonishing her here? We’ll find out soon.)
Elektra appears to be wielding a baton, not her usual sais, in this shot. Is this part of what’s required for her to properly become the weapon Black Sky?
The resurrection chamber
Here’s why Elektra’s back: In a scene glimpsed at the end of Daredevil season 2, she’s placed inside a stone chamber by members of the Hand to be revived.
One more life
Clearly, it worked. But Elektra isn’t the same when she wakes up from death. If she were, she’d reach for those sais instead of pondering other options for weapons.
No need for a cane
Matt tucks away his prop, probably so he can start parkour-ing over the city.
A Daughter of the Dragon and the Night Nurse
A.K.A. Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) and Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) together again!
A Knight's case
This shot’s taken from the scene shown in the trailer in which Misty (Simone Missick) chides Jessica for getting in the way of a case. It’s safe to say she’s not happy with the P.I.
Come in, Matt
And this shot comes just before Mr. Murdock arrives.
"Jessica Jones? Stop talking."
There he is! Matt and Jessica’s first meeting happens in an interrogation room, when Jessica’s in trouble. The only question is: What kind of trouble?
Three best friends, tired on a subway
Because only Danny Rand can afford an Uber.
Three Defenders in a hallway...
…which means they’re probably about to break out into the fight glimpsed at the end of the trailer.
Matt can sense it. Danny can’t.
The quartet appear to be inside a restaurant. Hey, heroes need sustenance, too…
Team meeting, interrupted
…especially if they’re about to face some enemies.
Also at the restaurant...
Danny listens to someone off-screen, while what appears to be a hunched-over Matt looks outside the window.
And he has a lot of pocket space.
Woman in white
Alexandra gazes at something just off-screen, inside what appears to be an isolated facility. Could this be where Elektra’s been training?
Matt strikes a pose
Just kidding. He’s back inside what looks like his office — or wait, is it Karen’s (Deborah Ann Woll)? — worried about something new.
Matt and Misty
Misty looks less than pleased to see Matt. It’s never good news when the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen shows up at your door.
Misty’s far more happy to see Luke, at least.
Claire's here, too!
Misty’s wrangling so many visitors these days.
Nelson & Page
Matt’s inner circle — Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and Karen Page — pays someone a visit.
What’s her next front-page story? Only she knows.
Does Colleen have a new student?
The Devil of Hell's Kitchen
As much as he resists his vigilante ways, Matt can’t help but suit up when he’s needed.
A weary Elektra
There’s no one who needs Matt more than Elektra, it seems.
A colder day in Hell's Kitchen
…or maybe somewhere else in the city. Danny and Luke look more like partners here than before.
Jess is here, too
Now, where’s Matt?
Weapon of choice for this daughter of the dragon? A katana, of course.
While Misty’s preferred accessory is a gun.
Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) looks ready to unleash her claws.
Alexandra the Great
Is she in the same facility as before?
Luke and Claire
No “coffee” for today, you two?
Back at the restaurant...
Luke and Matt hide from enemies.
The foursome grab a bite to eat — and it looks like Matt’s finally removed Jessica’s scarf from his head and introduced himself properly.
An iron fist vs. unbreakable skin
Who would you bet on?
Here she is looking out over the city…
Alexandra, again, again
And here she is, looking up. Won’t someone give Sigourney Weaver another scene partner?!
Jessica looks bleary-eyed inside a dark bar. So, you know, she’s comfortable.
Danny threatens a masked enemy.
Back from the missing K'un-Lun already...
…and not happy about it, apparently.
Jessica and Trish have a lot to talk about — outside of Trish’s radio show, of course.
Break out of those handcuffs already, Luke!
Time to defend...
…themselves and each other. Marvel’s The Defenders premieres on Netflix on Aug. 18.