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Sigourney Weaver Will Be the Villain of The Defenders

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Not content to show tons of footage from Iron Fist or to bring out all the Defenders together, Marvel and Netflix also announced that Sigourney Weaver would add another classic science fiction franchise to her filmography. She will be the villain of The Defenders.

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There were rumors that the villain of the movie would be Mephisto, but this news means that either there’s some genderbending going on or the villain is someone else. Speculate away in the comments.

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Let Sigourney play Mephisto! There is no reason at all that Mephisto should be a boy. Heck, were David Bowie alive, the androgynous take he’d give would be best anyway...