“Marvel is honoured to have an actress of her caliber and status join what is already our biggest show ever! She is by definition a class act,” said Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb.
“Sigourney Weaver, what more is there to say?” said Cindy Holland,Vice president of original content at Netflix. “She’s a formidable actress and we are thrilled to have her join our remarkable cast alongside Charlie, Krysten, Mike and Finn.”
The Defenders is the series that brings together the heroes from Netflix’s other Marvel series – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist – into a street-level superteam.
Presumably Weaver will play a pre-existing Marvel character from the comics, probably one connected to one of those characters. Any suggestions? Let us know in the comments section below.