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Newswire: Sigourney Weaver joins The Defenders as a villain at New York Comic Con

At the outset of the New York Comic Con panel for the upcoming Iron Fist series, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb encouraged guests to stay until the bitter end. Those who did were treated to a guest appearance from Sigourney Weaver, as Loeb announced that she’d be assuming the role of the primary villain in Netflix’s upcoming Defenders. Loeb didn’t reveal exactly who she would be playing, but Weaver joined the actors playing the heroes she’d be battling—Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Krysten Ritter, and Charlie Cox—on the panel’s stage.

“We’ve not told you who the villain of The Defenders is, and the reason is for that, is we needed to find somebody that could take on all these guys and that you would be really happy with,” Loeb explained. He began his next sentence with the pronoun “she,” eliciting cheers, followed by chants …

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