Good Day to all the Geek Enthusiasts and Nerd Aficionados!
Netflix dropped a new teaser on us unexpectedly for the upcoming Defenders series. It caught all of us nerds and geeks by surprise. The trailer is very quick and doesn’t give us much in term of viewing. But when you dig in there is so much more then the 15 seconds on screen.
The teaser is truly an elevator pitch in every sense. Short and sweet and giving you a taste of what’s to come. For 15 second your are watching the team of Netflix’s Marvel Heroes come together. Not in a super action packed scene, but riding in an Elevator. You have Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Danny Rand (Iron Fist), and Matt Murdock (Daredevil).
They appear to be in a rush. Heading down from the 45th floor in the Midland Circle Financial building. By the body language it is assumed they just came from a fight. Danny is breathing heavily as if to catch his breath. Matt is not in his Daredevil uniform and Luke’s sweatshirt, as commonly happens with him, is riddled with bullet holes. The only talking you hear are the words “Going Down.”
Easter Eggs Galore
For only having 15 seconds there is a ton of stuff in the teaser:
Midland Circle Financial
- The company that has popped up before in the universe. This is the company that has helped the hand with the giant hole we saw in Daredevil season 2.
- The voice we hear saying going down is Sigourney Weaver. She will be playing the shows main antagonist, outside of The Hand, for the season. All we know about her is that her character’s name is Alexandra. Anything further is a mystery.
- In the top right corner of the video we see a time stamp for the video recording. When Jessica breaks the camera the stamp stops at 08:18:20:17. This gives us the expected release date for the show on Netflix.
Ok this where the Easter eggs go deeper and deeper. In the top Left corner of the video you will see an IP address 188.8.131.52 If you type that into your browser, or if you want to make it easier you can just click on it in this article. You will be taken to a website for the New York Bulletin. The newspaper company used within the Netflix Marvel Universe.
- The page has headlines for each one of our protagonists.
- We see our connection to all 4 characters, Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), in the bottom corner of the paper.
- You smack in your face is a video on the page for an interview with the Meachum Siblings
- There is a subscribe button that will take you to tumblr to follow the New York Bulletin
Deeper into the mystery
- If you click on Chikara Dojo you will be taken to another site TheWingWay.com
- On the website there is a video of Colleen Wing from Iron Fist talking about coming to the Chikara Dojo to learn Kenjutsu.
- If you scroll to the testimonials you’ll see a quote from Claire Temple again
- In the center of the page there is an advertisement for Rand Industries.
- If you clicked on the Rand insignia it would take you to a LinkedIn page for Ward Meachum profile which has since disappeared. Possibly on purpose or just because LinkedIn didn’t like having the site be used for fake profiles.
I hope you find this info useful. For what seemed like a small taste of Defenders we sure got a lot. Sometimes you just don’t know how deep the hole really goes.
If you have any thoughts about the above info let us know in the comments below. If you find any other Easter eggs chime in on those too. We will keep an eye out for any further surprises to come.