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Sigourney Weaver to Play Villain in The Defenders

Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver

Marvel and Netflix announced at New York Comic Con that Sigourney Weaver would be playing the primary villain in The Defenders.

Weaver had previously teased that she would be taking on a Marvel role.

The four Defenders — Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Finn Jones (Iron Fist) — were on hand to announce Weaver’s role. The actress also joined the rest of the cast onstage.

Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb said, “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.”

There was no official word on what role Weaver would be playing.