This week, fans at New York Comic Con received the HUGE news that Sigourney Weaver would be joining the Marvel Netflix Universe as the villain in the upcoming Defenders series, in which fan favorites Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist will finally team up. This is an incredible announcement on Marvel’s part, however until they come out with more announcements, we’re left to speculate as to WHO exactly Sigourney will be playing. Well, we went ahead and compiled a list of 5 potential villains she could be portraying in the series, and we are loving the possibilities.
In the comics, Sin is the daughter of Red Skull and a frequent collaborator with Crossbones. Her skills in weaponry and martial arts would make her a formidable opponent, and then when you add telepathy and teleportation to the mix, she just gets even more intense. While Sin is a huge potential villain choice, Sigourney Weaver isn’t exactly in her Alien years when it comes to fight choreography potential, so take this one with a grain of salt.
Again, probably not the most likely of candidates, but still one to consider is Typhoid Mary. Not only is she a frequent villain of the Defenders, but she has a colorful past with Daredevil and has a severe case of multiple personality disorder. That’s right, she has three distinct personalities: Mary, a quiet pacifist, then Typhoid, a lustful adventurer, and Bloody Mary…the one you really don’t want to mess around with. Of course, there would have to be some tweaking to the character in order to fit the Netflix sandbox, but it would be a brilliant role for Sigourney Weaver to take on, and one that would make for an extremely compelling villain.
Stained Glass Scarlet
While you might not know much about Stained Glass Scarlet, this is actually the one I am personally the most hopeful for. While she is most commonly associated with Moon Knight (hint, hint, Netflix), Scarlet is an ex-nun who turns to vigilantism after becoming disappointed in the state of the world. Her background training with her military father has made her an incredible threatening and challenging opponent for any of the defenders, and the ties to the church would definitely fit well with the Daredevil connection to the Defenders series.
What if the villain of the Defenders is actually a mercenary trying to hunt them down? Silver Sable is one of the most popular mercenaries in comics, and a name that had popped up before in regards to film appearances, yet always is met with casting doubts. Sigourney Weaver as Silver Sable makes perfect sense. Her proven ability to portray strong female characters, and the rich history of the character would be a phenomenal combination. Sable is a deadly mercenary and has been known to play both sides of the field, so there is room for more depth to the character across the season.
Alexander (Alexandra) Bont
Take one of Daredevil’s earliest enemies and give him a gender-bend, and you might have hit the nail on the head here. Alexander Bont, or in our case, Alexandra Bont, is actually one of Matt Murdocks first clients who gets sent to prison and befriends the Kingpin. When Bont returns from jail, she takes out a vendetta against Murdock and subsequently Daredevil. While this villain has obvious strong ties to only one of the Defenders, we feel like she could be used similarly to prior mob-boss villains like Kingpin and Mariah Dillard.
Well, there you have it folks: our top picks for potential villains Sigourney Weaver could possibly end up playing in The Defenders. Luckily for us, we have a feeling Sigourney can handle any role thrown her way. In the meantime, we’ll keep fantasy casting. Who do you honk Sigourney Weaver will be playing? Let us know in the comments section!