All the Ways Marvel's Defenders Will Set Themselves Apart From the AvengersJames Whitbrook7/22/16 9:00amFiled to: Morning SpoilersBad MonkeysJurassic World 2Tomb RaiderBefore I wakeSuicide SquadKong: Skull IslandShadowsSausage PartyTrain to BusanDefendersDaredevilAgents of SHELDTeen WolfBuckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th DimensionBlack MagickStrainExorcistAmerican Gods2396EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkAlicia Vikander talks about the tonal approach of the Tomb Raider movie. Teen Wolf is coming to an end. Kevin Smith’s Buckaroo Banzai adaptation might have a new home. Plus, loads of new Joker footage from Suicide Squad, and new looks at The Exorcist, Kong: Skull Island, and more. Spoilers Now!Bad MonkeysMargot Robbie to star and produce in an adaptation of Matt Ruff novel about a woman charged with murder who claims to be part of a secret organization dedicated to fighting evil. [EW]Jurassic World 2Production begins in February 2017. [Coming Soon]Tomb RaiderAlicia Vikander has confirmed the somewhat unsurprising news that the movie will be based on the 2013 video game that rebooted the Tomb Raider franchise, re-imagining Lara Croft in her early days as a young archaeological student thrust into a fight for survival:AdvertisementAdvertisement They told me they were doing the film based on the reboot of the game from 2013. That is more of an origin story. You get into an emotional aspect of getting to know Lara hopefully in an in-depth way. So I hope that doing a film of the rebooted game will bring something new and fresh that’ll stand on its own two legs.[HitFix]ShadowsEdgar Wright’s movie about a sentient shadow attached to the world’s most boring person will be released in 2019. [/Film]Before I WakeA new trailer for the supernatural horror movie about a young boy’s night terrors coming to life has been released.Suicide SquadA full minute of Jared Leto’s Joker, in this new promo:Kong: Skull IslandHere’s a new motion poster for the movie, teasing its Comic-Con panel.Sausage PartyHere’s another—and very NSFW—red band trailer for the movie.Train to BusanHere’s a U.S. trailer for a new Korean-made zombie movie.The DefendersJeph Loeb tells Cinemablend about how the upcoming Netflix crossover will distance itself from the tone found in the Avengers crossover films:AdvertisementSponsoredThe street level heroes always come from a very real place. If the Avengers are here to protect the universe — and nobody loves those movies more than I do — that’s an epic, action-adventure story that has great humor and great pathos.” While the Avengers aim to protect the world, the Defenders strive to watch over ‘the everyday man.’What we’re trying to do is tell stories about men and women who are here to save, in some cases, the neighborhood, and in some cases themselves. And if that’s the case, and you’re involved, and you’ll stick around for 13 hours, that’s an enormous commitment that we want! The question that we want people to ask is, ‘What happens when these people meet each other?’ Because they each look at the world in a very different way. So when that happens, that’s ultimately what Defenders is all about. It’s not about ‘Who is the bad guy?’ or ‘What’s at stake?’ or any of those things. We’re still working in a very real, grounded world. The sky is not going to open up, and aliens aren’t going to come flying out of it. That’s the Avengers’ job! That’s what their supposed to do.DaredevilIf you missed it in the deluge of Marvel Netflix news, the show has been renewed for a third season.Teen WolfThe show will end after season six. [TV Line]Agents of SHIELDProduction on season 4 has begun, according to Ming-Na Wen:Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th DimensionAmazon is reportedly close to a deal to bring Kevin Smith’s TV show adaptation of the cult classic to its streaming service. [Deadline]Black MagickMichael London is producing an adaptation of the Greg Rucka comic, about a Cop who’s also part of a coven of witches, for TV. [THR]The StrainHere’s a goofy new “music video” produce for the show’s Comic-Con panel.The ExorcistHere’s a new trailer for the series from Comic-Con:American GodsFinally, here’s a new poster for the show. [Coming Soon]Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.James Whitbrookjames.email@example.com@JWhitbrookJames is a staff writer for io9. He reads comics so you don't have to—but sometimes you should anyway!