Found Footage and Fake News: A Modern Take on The Defenders
The teaser trailer takes the form of found footage–a clip from a security camera in the elevator of the Midland Financial Circle building. All four Defenders slide into the elevator, looking worse for the wear. Luke barely looks up from the floor, Matt’s back in his super subtle mask and Danny seems winded for some reason. Only Jessica appears to have her wits about her. After choosing the floor they need to get to, she turns to the camera and punches it out.
The trailer may not look like much, but the time stamp in the right corner caught fans’ eyes early on. As soon as Jessica punches in the camera, the stamp freezes on 8:18:20:17. This piece of evidence alone could be left up to interpretation. However, the numbers on the left side of the screen look suspiciously like an IP address…
If you continue to follow the clues, you’ll arrive at The New York Bulletin’s website. The Bulletin is a literal fake news outlet reporting on the Defenders’ New York. In faint gray text at the bottom of the page, the fan theory is confirmed. The text reads: “Watch ‘Marvel’s The Defenders All Episodes Streaming Only on Netflix August 18”. Check out the trailer for yourself and let us know if there’s anything we missed.