Is Sigourney Weaver playing Mephisto in The Defenders?

By Julius

 

Well, some big news came out from New York Comic Con! Sigourney Weaver is playing the villain in Marvel/Netflix’s The Defenders! Wow. Just… wow!

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This is great news! Weaver is a fantastic actress, who takes her roles seriously! We don’t know who she is playing, but there has been plenty of speculation! Let’s get into it!

The big rumor is that she is going to play… MEPHISTO… or if you like to be formal Mephistopheles.

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I had a word for this, but I forgot what it was, oh yeah… AWESOME!
DO IT! DO IT NOW!

I would be so down for this, but I do have some things to bring up.

GHOST RIDER

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If she is playing Mephisto… are we going to get Ghost Rider? He’s been introduced in Agents of SHIELD Season 4, and he’s a badass. The version of GH on AOS is Robbie Reyes, who has said that he has sold his soul to the devil. That’s literally what he said. SOLD HIS SOUL. Which, isn’t a crazy concept for Ghost Rider. That’s usually the case. They sell their soul, they become the Rider.

Gabriel Luna has also mentioned Mephisto during an interview.

“That is a huge part of the books themselves and the entire Marvel universe and the canon of Marvel’s assortment of characters. What we haven’t touched on are things that can’t be explained perfectly by science,” Luna told Collider in a recent interview. “It’s a lot of really fun stuff that starts to lean into the world of Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider and Mephisto, and all of these other elements that also exist there, like ghouls and goblins and all sorts of cool things. We’re happy to be the ones to break the ice on that.”

So, Mephisto exists!

But why does everyone think of Mephisto as a Defenders villain? Well, there were reports a few months back, that said Mephisto would be the antagonist in the Netflix Series.

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I would love if Mephisto was the villain, but in my opinion, I think if you have Mephisto you need Ghost Rider. They are synonymous with each other, and it would just feel weird if he was not there. Also Ghost Rider has been a Defender, so it could work if he showed up!

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Ghost Rider (on Agents of SHIELD) has been established as a much darker character than any we have gotten on the show before. He kills, he doesn’t trust anyone, he destroys peoples souls. HE’S PERFECT FOR NETFLIX!

Could this be the point of crossing over shows? Could this be the dream crossover of the MAJORITY of MARVEL TV THAT I AS A FAN HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR? Well, let’s dig deeper.

THE PUNISHER

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For those of you who don’t know… there are rumors… that The Punisher will make a cameo later in Agents of SHIELD Season 4.

WHATTTT?????!!!!

Yep. Now listen up.

At one of the press junkets for Agents of SHIELD Season 4, Marvel TV Head, Jeph Loeb was answering questions. He was asked if the Agents of SHIELD would ever meet or hear of the heroes around Harlem or Hell’s Kitchen. His response “Fair question. The answer is…stay tuned.” 

If that isn’t enough to excite you, just wait…

Loeb personally invited many different comic book creators to the event. The most prominent was Gerry Conway… the man who created The Punisher.

Loeb then told everyone that LATER IN SEASON 4, inviting these people WOULD ALL MAKE SENSE.

…yeah.

The scheduling of Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) fits… Oh my God..

Remember at the end of Daredevil Season 2, when we got our tease to Microchip (ally of The Punisher who builds all his tech)?

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This was not the first time Microchip has been mentioned in the MCU. In one of the earlier seasons of Agents of SHIELD, Skye (now Daisy Johnson) mentioned that she knew someone named Microchip through her life as a hacker. This makes complete sense and would be a great way to connect both.

Could we see a Punisher cameo in Agents of SHIELD? Could we see Ghost Rider come all the way from East LA to Hells Kitchen to fight Mephisto? Could it work? Maybe.

The Defenders is ambitious. A culmination show? 13 episodes of what is basically The Avengers? That’s insane! But thankfully, we won’t have to be introduced to many characters since they are all established?

Maybe Ghost Rider and the Punisher could be to The Defenders what Spider-Man and Black Panther were to Civil War? I think that could be cool.

It would be a kick ass team. Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Ghost Rider, (maybe Hellcat and Elektra could come back?), and hey, let’s throw in Quake for good measure!

Would it be too much? I think if anyone could make it work, it’s Marvel/Netflix.

TELL ME YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT.

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THAT, is a team that can take on the Marvel Equivalent to the DEVIL. That’s another thing… if she’s playing Mephisto… what about what has already been teased for the show?

WHAT ABOUT THE HAND?

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If Sigourney Weaver is playing Mephisto, how does that tie into The Hand? We’ve been teased that The Hand would be apart of The Defenders, but it hasn’t been confirmed. We know that Stick is going to be apart of it, and when you get Stick, you get the never ending war with The Hand.

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Maybe there is a part of The Hand that are devil worshipers who pray for a resurrection for their Black Sky? That could be a way to bring back Elektra and introduce Mephisto?

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Elektra would return as the fully formed Black Sky and lead The Hand against New York. The heroes would have to come together to take on the army of ninjas. Then through circumstances later in the season Robbie (Ghost Rider) comes in to help out because he has ties to Mephisto, and the Punisher comes in because he just does that type of thing haha.

Mephisto would be the thing that Stick has been training Daredevil to fight against, but he could never do it without an army. Now, he has one. Later, Elektra gets reformed and it’s The Defenders vs Mephisto and The Hand.

I don’t know haha. That’s just me being creative.

Well, let’s hope that Sigourney Weaver is playing a great role, with great writing (which she will)! If she’s Mephisto, awesome! If not, hope she can still take on The Defenders! If they go with my idea, great! Can’t wait to see more about The Defenders, and if you guys have any thoughts about what the show will be about, let us know!

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