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The Defenders is scheduled to be the next team of superheroes appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the MCU version of the Defenders seems to be based on Marvel's "Street-Level" Heroes. There are many teams that fit better that description than the Defenders, such as the Marvel Knights formed by Daredevil to apprehend Punisher, though they later accepted him as a member in order to battle the forces of darkness; or the Heroes for Hire, whose most famous version was created by Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

Marvel Knights

Heroes for Hire (Cage & Rand)

Heroes for Hire (Knight & Wing)