The Defenders premiered a little less than a week ago, and fans are still scrupulously inspecting every scene of the Marvel show for potential Easter Eggs or nods that could give away information on upcoming events in the MCU. The latest Easter Egg to pique fan interest just might be a tease for the upcoming Inhumans series.
Warning: the following section contains information on The Defenders and Inhumans
During the seventh episode of the first season of The Defenders, Jessica, Luke, and Matt wind up in a bit of a predicament. The band of misfits is taken into custody after being found in a warehouse with corpses in the vicinity. At the station, they attempt to talk their way out of the situation, but it's of no use, so they're forced to depart on their own terms.
On the way out, the Defenders realize all of their wallets and money are still in the police station. So, without any other options on the table, they decide to take a subway to Midland Circle, closing out the scene.
Is The Subway Poster A Tease For Inhumans?
When the camera pans back to Jessica, Matt, and Luke, they're sitting on a train waiting for it to depart. Nothing in the scene appears relevant until the train starts moving. At that moment, a brief glimpse at a poster hanging in the subway can be seen in the left-hand corner of the screen. The poster in question displays an image of the earth, the moon, and a mysterious glowing light over the top of the moon, with the words "A World of Discovery" tagged on it. Check out the screenshot below:
From what we can tell, the poster is fairly enigmatic, so there's no real telling what it could mean, but if the visuals of space and the moon are any indication, it's likely an Easter Egg for the upcoming Inhumans series. Since a significant part of Inhumans will take place on the moon, specifically in the Inhuman city Attilan, it's fairly safe to say the aforementioned poster in The Defenders is somehow connected to the Inhumans series.
As far as what context the image holds, that's anyone's guess. But, we should keep in mind that the image's placement in The Defenders could have merely been done as an Easter Egg, with no inherent purpose behind the poster other than a wink at the upcoming series. Of course, we shouldn't rule out the poster having a more integral purpose. Marvel is known for hiding all kinds of juicy hints in arbitrary objects like the poster mentioned here, so it could hold more meaning than any of us think.
What do you think the poster could mean? Do you think it's a tease for Inhumans or something entirely different? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
The Defenders is currently available for streaming on Netflix.
Inhumans premieres in IMAX on September 1, 2017.