'The Defenders' vs 'The Avengers': What are the Differences Between the 2 Superhero Groups?

By Kaye Chang / 2017.04.19

There are a lot of heroes in the Marvel Universe. Some of them are working on their own, but there are also others which are part of a group to back them up. Other than The Avengers, which exploded its popularity after being bought to the big screen, one of the most highly anticipated superhero groups to show up is The Defenders.

2017 is an important year for Marvel Studios and Netflix as "The Defenders" is set to come in the small screen in a few months. Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist will join forces to battle the bad guys on the streets.

Although The Avengers and The Defenders are different from each other, fans cannot help but compare the two. Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick, during their interview with IGN for the upcoming "The Defenders" series were even asked if which is better: To be an Avenger or a Defender.

Henwick stated that it is better to be a Defender because they are real people. She also added that the Defenders are for the people and they are on the streets and are attacking the crimes when needed.

So what are the differences between "The Avengers" and "The Defenders?"

Jeph Loeb, the Head of Television for Marvel Studios, during his interview with Cinemablend stated that the Defenders are street level heroes and they are from real places. He also said that the Defenders are set to defend the neighborhood while the Avengers are set to defend the universe.

Loeb also doesn't expect the Defenders to come together compared with The Avengers.

The question that we want people to ask is, 'What happens when these people meet each other?' Because they each look at the world in a very different way. So when that happens, that's ultimately what Defenders is all about. It's not about 'Who is the bad guy?' or 'What's at stake?' or any of those things. We're still working in a very real, grounded world. The sky is not going to open up, and aliens aren't going to come flying out of it. That's The Avengers job! That's what their supposed to do.

"The Defenders" is scheduled to start its production this year, although the release date is not yet confirmed. On the other hand, "The Avengers: Infinity War" is set to premiere on May 4 next year.

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