Watch the First Official Trailer for Netflix's The Defenders

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The Marvel machine never stops whirring, and the latest output from the comic colossus is the first official trailer of The Defenders, their crossover series featuring Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones).

The trailer is your good old-fashioned first meetup type of thing where Daredevil winds up as Jessica Jones’ attorney, and Iron Fist and Luke Cage beat the hell out of each other in an alleyway before realizing they’re on the same side. Eventually, they all link up in a “war for New York” to go against a Sigourney Weaver-played villain who basically seems to be barking orders at underlings. Underscored by a molasses-slow version of Nirvana’s “Come as You Are,” the whole thing is as dark and grimy as you’d expect from these respective shows.

The Netflix series launches on Aug. 18. Watch the trailer above now.

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