Cast: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Eka Darville, Elden Henson, Jessica Henwick, Simone Missick, Ramón Rodríguez, Rachael Taylor, Deborah Ann Woll, Élodie Yung, Rosario Dawson, Scott Glenn, Sigourney Weaver
Writers: Douglas Petrie, Marco Ramirez, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Drew Goddard
Directors: S. J. Clarkson, Peter Hoar, Phil Abraham, Uta Briesewitz, Stephen Surjik, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Farren Blackburn
So here we are at the end of the so-called “Phase 1” of the Marvel/Netflix saga. We’ve witnessed the trials and tribulations of our four titular Defenders separately, to varying results. The general consensus is that the quality has dipped steadily since the first season of Daredevil (although personally I regard the first season of Jessica Jones as the best project that’s come out of this endeavour) – so viewers, while hopeful, came into The Defenders somewhat hesitantly. So is this a crossover worth watching? WARNING: Spoilers ahead.