Netflix has begun the viral campaign for their next big entry in their corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. An inconspicuous 16 seconds of elevator security footage has landed on their YouTube page today. And you may just recognize the elevator’s inhabitants as the four members of The Defenders.
Coming in August
The elevator’s security footage seems to be picking up The Defenders in the midst of some shenanigans. Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones look out as the doors close and strobe lights emit within the hall. They’re clearly escaping from something.
They team looks distraught, and after only sixteen seconds Jessica Jones notices the security camera up in the corner and disables it. The time code upon the camera’s destruction? “08:18:20:17”. Or written another way, August 18th.
In the top left of the footage exists a “ip/dns” address. This actually leads us to a website for the in-universe’s NY Bulletin. There is an interview with the Meachem’s on the front page, a mention of Colleen Wing’s Chikara Dojo, a coming soon piece on Claire Temple and more. But most definitively, the bottom of the page holds the following:
“Watch “Marvel’s The Defenders” All Episodes Streaming Only on Netflix August 18″
So yes, watch The Defenders beginning August 18th. It’s got to be better than Iron Fist…