One of the big reveals at New York Comic Con 2016 was that legendary actor Sigourney Weaver would be playing the villain in the Netflix series Marvel's The Defenders. The room exploded when this announcement was made but there haven't been any hints as to who Weaver will be playing. Marvel has already proven that they are willing to gender swap roles in the Netflix series like they did with Carrie-Ann Moss' character Jeri Hogarth so she could play almost anyone. In an interview with Variety Weaver was asked about the role and she, predictably, couldn't say anything of note.
"I can't say much, because they might kill me," Weaver joked. "I think everyone I work for might kill me if I tell you anything. But I have the most delicious character. She's really smart, and she's very in charge."
The adjective 'delicious' means that Weaver is likely enjoying this role and that we're going to enjoy it as well.
Marvel's The Defenders stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, and Sigourney Weaver. It is set to premiere in 2017.