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Marvel’s Netflix miniseries ‘The Defenders’ will begin filming this year

The Defenders Netflix Marvel Series

Just over a year ago, the first season of Daredevil was released on Netflix to widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike. It was the first show in a partnership between Marvel and Netflix that would see four lesser-known heroes star in their own series, culminating in an event miniseries called The Defenders.

We’re still awaiting the first seasons of two of those shows, but on Monday, Daredevil’s own Charlie Cox confirmed that The Defenders would shoot in 2016.

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This might come as a bit of a surprise to anyone who has been keeping up with Marvel’s Netflix series. After all, Only two seasons of Daredevil and one season of Jessica Jones have been released so far, with Luke Cage coming on September 30th and Iron Fist likely slated for sometime next year.

According to The Independent, when asked about a third season of Daredevil at a Netflix event in Paris, star Charlie Cox admitted that he didn’t know if there was going to be any more standalone Daredevil.

But he was prepared to make an exciting announcement about The Defenders:

“What we do know is at the end of this year we’re going to be making The Defenders and, of course, Daredevil is very much a part of that foursome. I have no idea what the storyline is going to be for that show. I’m very excited to see how those world’s combine… and interested to see tonally how those shows become one.”

Cox also mentioned that the story threads that hadn’t been wrapped up in Daredevil season 2 might be part of The Defenders if a third season doesn’t pan out.

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.