Netflix's Defenders Assemble on August 18 (UPDATED)

Finlay Mackay for EW
Finlay Mackay for EW

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 18.

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 18, 2017. Update 12:06PM EST: The teaser trailer is now live again! Check it out below. 

If that wasn’t enough, the footage also has an IP address snuck into it——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 18.”


So there you have it: the Defenders will be here this Summer! We’ll bring you more on the series as we learn it.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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I don’t believe I’ve seen it mentioned here, but despite all of the negative reviews of Iron Fist, it was apparently Netflix’s most binge-watched 2017 show, and their second biggest Marvel premiere.