So we found out last October that Sigourney Weaver would be playing the villain of The Defenders. Now we know her name: Alexandra, an “utter badass,” according to showrunner Marco Ramirez.
She’ll be taking on the Marvel players of Netflix: Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). Ramriez waxed lyrical about the Alien and Avatar star:
“Sigourney is the kind of person you can buy as the smartest person in the room, who you can also buy as a person holding a flamethrower. Her character is a very powerful force in New York City. She’s everything Sigourney is: sophisticated, intellectual, dangerous.”
Separately, we have some brand new photos of The Defenders, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The Defenders is one of our 15 brand new TV shows to watch in 2017, so keep watching this space as we bring you updates.