'The Defenders' release date, spoilers, news: Kevin Feige shares heroes' appearance in MCU depends on timing; Sigourney Weaver joins cast as villain


Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently suggested that it is possible to see the four street-level superheroes of Netflix’s “Marvel’s The Defenders” on the big screen. However, it will all depend on the timing.

In an interview during a “Doctor Strange” press conference, Feige praised what the streaming giant service has done to Marvel’s vigilante characters Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). By the time they team up in the upcoming spin-off series, all four would have already headlined their own shows on the platform.

When asked about whether they will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe similar to the “Avengers” franchise, the executive said that he believes they should not be regulated to minor roles.

“It will be the same answer I always give, which is, ‘It all depends on timing.’ It all depends on how to do it because I don’t think what anybody wants to do is have such important characters show up for one second,” Feige said.

He explained that their introduction will be similar to the debuts of Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in “Captain America: Civil War.”

“It takes a lot of screentime, and it takes a lot of work. ‘Infinity War’ has a lot of people in it already. So it just depends on how we could figure it out.” the studio head explained.

Meanwhile, Production Weekly shares that “The Defenders” is apparently being filmed under the working title “Group Therapy” which some claim hints at the positive tone and scope of the narrative. However, it remains to be seen if it comes to fruition.

Details regarding the highly anticipated series are being kept under wraps but it was revealed during New York Comic Con earlier this month that the villain will be played by actress Sigourney Weaver. It is also predicted that The Hand may pose a major threat for the heroes as they attempt to save their beloved city.

“Marvel’s The Defenders” is expected to air sometime in 2017.