The Defenders might have a conceptual trailer but the series is still at least a year and a half away. However, that doesn’t mean that rumors of casting aside from the four core members of Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) have’t started. Aside from those four we have confirmation that Malcolm (Eka Darville) from Jessica Jones it appears that the other half of Nelson and Murdock might be making an appearance.
According to the MCU Exchange Elden Hensen, who plays Foggy Nelson, confirmed that he’s going to make some sort of appearance in the upcoming team up.
“During an appearance at a convention this weekend, Elden Henson, who plays Foggy Nelson in the Daredevil series, confirmed that he’ll be appearing in The Defenders in an unknown capacity. This makes the second cast member from one the solo shows to be confirmed for The Defenders – outside of our heroes, of course – as Eka Darville (Malcolm in Jessica Jones) has previously confirmed his involvement.”
The Defenders will go into production along side Jessica Jones season 2 later this year previous reported. Since Luke Cage is making his solo debut September 30th and Iron Fist is well into shooting it’s safe to assume that Iron Fist is looking at the spring 2017 release and The Defenders is looking at the fall 2017 slot for its release date. Once production starts later this year we can expect even more casting confirmations and rumors to start up.