Sigourney Weaver Joins 'The Defenders' as Main Villain

The 'Avatar' actress makes a surprise appearance at the New York Comic-Con, joining the cast members of Netflix's superhero series.

AceShowbiz - "Marvel's The Defenders" has just announced a new addition to its cast ensemble. %cSigourney Weaver% officially joins the superhero series. The "Avatar" actress is tapped in a key role which is yet to be revealed.

The announcement was made at the New York Comic-Con. Without going into specifics, Marvel TV's executive vice president Jeff Loeb said Weaver would portray the main baddie on the show. The actress made a surprise appearance at the end of the panel.

The Defenders consists of %cCharlie Cox%'s Daredevil, %cKrysten Ritter%'s Jessica Jones, %cMike Colter%'s Luke Cage and %cFinn Jones%' Iron Fist. It is expected to follow "Iron Fist" which is due to premiere on Netflix next year. The streaming service is also developing a crossover series with "The Punisher" starring %cJon Bernthal%.

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