Would “The Defenders” make sense on Disney+?

The defenders It can be remembered as one of the most ambitious bets in the relationship between Netflix and Marvel until recently. It was a story in which iron fist, luke cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones and daredevil (Charlie Cox) came together as a team to deal with different threats. From the start, the series was intended as a parallel to The Avengers, but without too much bombast. With the stories of these characters back at the helm of Disney, is it possible to see them again?

Unlike the Avengers, superheroes focus on global threats, The defenders emerged to settle local conflicts. These heroes, sometimes associated with attitudes typical of anti-heroes, were thought of in a more urban, urban, worldly perspective. This, to a large extent, allowed them certain freedoms. Daredevil was the first of these, within those featured in the narrative that was built on Netflix and to which Disney currently owns the rights. They followed Jessica Jones (Kristen Ritter), Luke Cage and Iron Fist (finn jones), incorporated with independent series.

The main characteristic of these characters was their relationship with the city and the conflicts that arose there. This served as an excuse to bring up different topics, such as Jessica Jones’ alcoholism and Daredevil’s tendency towards violence. Everything was justified according to the needs of the moment, until the appearance of The hand forced the alliance between all: the city in which the four lived, defending different districts, was in danger. However, it sounds better than it turned out.

The defenderson Netflix, what happened?

Based on the narrative that had been built separately through the various series, Netflix and Marvel chose to weave some of these stories into one. The direct and indirect references between the series would be enough to understand the dimension of the conflict and would encourage the characters to enter into a relationship with each other, as a team. Considering they belonged to the same background and also had a common enemy, it seemed easy to fit in.

But no. The defenders came across as an unbalanced series in many ways, from interest in building moments between characters to action sequences that could be better. As if, instead of one phase for the other, we were trying to strike a balance between the two. The production was halfway to supposed potential, perhaps because it focused too much on the Iron Fist character, the weakest in terms of acting and story building within the series in particular.