A new viral teaser for Marvel and Netflix’s big crossover has just confirmed that we’ve got another four months until Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Danny Rand start teaming up: because The Defenders is coming August 18th.
A new video teaser that hit Netflix’s Youtube—and then vanished pretty sharpishly—this morning features Luke, Jessica, Danny, and Matt recuperating in an elevator, security footage style. Eagle eyed Ms. Jones notices the camera and takes it out with a punch... just as the camera timestamp reads 08:18:20:17, or August 18th, 2017.
If that wasn’t enough, the footage also has an ip address snuck into it—http://126.96.36.199—which takes you to a fake website for the Netflix Marvel universe’s newspaper of choice, the New York Bulletin. It’s filled with faux articles referring to Iron Fist at the moment, but at the very bottom, the site includes a confirmation blurb stating “Watch “Marvel’s The Defenders” All Episodes Streaming Only on Netflix August 18th.”
So there you have it: the Defenders will be here this Summer! We’ll bring you more on the series as we learn it.