OMG OMG Sigourney Weaver is going to play a HUGE Marvel villain!

This year’s New York Comic Con was a huge hit as always, with the biggest draw being the Netflix-Marvel panel which debuted the first trailer for the series Iron Fist (out March 17th), as well as information for their next series The Defenders, which will include the characters Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Charlie Cox (Daredevil).

And it was when discussing The Defenders that Marvel TV Head Jeph Loeb then announced the biggest news of the day:

“We have not told you who the villain of The Defenders is. She is Golden Globe-, Emmy-nominated, Oscar-nominated… Sigourney Weaver.

According to The Nerdist, the crowd erupted in cheers and more than a few “Holy sh*ts.”

Sigourney Weaver is the original badass female. After all, she’s most well known for her role as Ripley on Alien.


Not to mention as Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters (though personally, we adored her cameo as Kate McKinnon’s nutty mentor in the new version.)


Whatever the role, she is always an icon and we just know she’s going to knock her big Marvel debut out of the park!

While Loeb wouldn’t release any specific details as to her character, we can only expect Sigourney Weaver will play her with her usual panache… and we are pumped!

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