The Defenders as they appear in Earth-9997 version
The Defenders as they appear in Earth-9997 versionMarvel Wikia

Marvel's superheroes are known for their unique superpowers and personality that makes them different from each other. Be it Spider-Man or Wolverine, they all have their own iconic traits.

However, there are also several superhero groups in the Marvel universe that consist of individual superheroes who unite to tackle a bigger threat or sometimes, help their friends.

The most popular and prominent Marvel's superhero groups are X-Men and Avengers. Both of them have garnered immense popularity on numerous other media like television, movies and animated series.

Since 2012, Marvel Cinematic Universe has become one of the most popular superhero franchises of all times and all of its movies have been a huge success. Similarly, Fox's X-Men franchise has also received praise from fans across the world.

Now, Marvel and Netflix are all geared up to come out with another television adaptation of Marvel's superhero group "The Defenders." With the cast of "Iron Fist" confirmed, the team is all set to get its own series.

"Game of Thrones" star Finn Jones has been cast as protagonist Daniel Rand in the upcoming Netflix series "Iron Fist" based on Marvel comic book of same name, according to Hollywood Reporter,  He will be joined by other MCU heroes like Luke Cage, Daredevil and Jessica Jones.

Unlike Avengers or X-Men, "The Defenders" doesn't have permanent members; when the team is needed, individual superheroes come together to form the group and fight against the threat.

Since its first appearance in comic books in 1971, several superheroes have constituted to form The Defenders. Originally, it was led by Doctor Strange and included Hulk, Namor and Silver Surfer. The team often battles mystic and supernatural threats.

The proposed Netflix series on the superhero group would begin filming after all of the individual series and will be titled "Marvel's The Defenders." Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones will reprise their roles as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Danny Rand / Iron Fist, respectively, from the previous Netflix series.

Marvel has already made a fortune with its Cinematic Universe's movies and its TV shows have also been a hit. Hence, there is a significant possibility that "The Defenders" will continue to add to the success of the franchise.

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