Marvel's Defenders poster hints at major Elektra role

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From Digital Spy

Marvel is going all-out with The Defenders, teaming up superheroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

Interestingly, in a new bit of artwork posted by Marvel Entertainment's Joe Quesada, Elektra (Elodie Yung) is prominently featured alongside them – and next to Sigourney Weaver's mysterious villain.

Related: The Defenders' Krysten Ritter teases a "cat-and-mouse" dynamic between Jessica Jones and Daredevil

We already knew that Elektra would be returning, and that she would have a significant part to play – it has been claimed that she will be a series regular on the miniseries.

But the poster suggests that she might be on the opposite side, actually fighting against Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and the Defenders.

Photo credit: Netflix

Daredevil fans will know that Elektra was killed in the season two finale, while battling the Hand with Daredevil.

The Hand were later seen recovering her corpse with plans to resurrect her as the weapon Black Sky.

The Defenders will have their work cut out later this year when they take on Sigourney Weaver's baddie – named Alexandra.

Photo credit: Netflix

Showrunner Marco Ramirez teased what's in store, calling Alexandra an "utter badass" and "sophisticated, intellectual, dangerous".

"We knew it would take something massive to pull these four characters from their individual worlds to work together," he added. "But also small enough that it felt like it existed in our world."

Marvel's The Defenders arrives on Netflix on August 18.

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