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New Defenders Teaser Whets Our Appetite and Reveals Premiere Date

In a brief teaser, we see the team—Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Matt Murdock and Danny Rand—together, and learn when Marvel’s new superheroes-unite series The Defenders will be released.

If you can’t watch the video, the teaser shows the aforementioned heroes in an elevator, looking tired (post-fight?). The video is titled “Midland Circle Security Elevator B,” referring to Midland Circle Financial, which figured into Daredevil’s second season.

Speaking of Daredevil, Matt Murdock’s the only Defender with his face covered (as is his wont), but it’s a striking, humorous difference considering that the others don’t bother to shield their identities. At the end of the clip, Jessica Jones jumps up and punches the security camera (as is her wont), and the time code ends showing 08:18:20:17.

August 18, 2017—very likely the date the show will premiere. Netflix and Marvel do not mess around with the promos.

The Internet has already done some further sleuthing that verifies the info, which is a thing that the Internet does best.

The video’s IP address leads to “The New York Bulletin,” the fictional newspaper in The Defenders‘ New York, which touts a new look coming soon and hosts archives of past issues featuring our heroes’ explots. It’s a neat easter egg to dig up, and it also shows the premiere date at the bottom of the page.

I have to admit, even this brief glimpse got me pretty excited. I’ve been wondering how The Defenders will handle the range of characters and clash of personalities, and I’m not sure it will mesh into a convincing whole—Marvel’s Netflix series can be hit or miss for me. But I think it’s going to be fun, at least until the novelty wears off, to see these four kick ass together. Will you be watching?

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