Everyone’s favorite group of comic book misfits is back. On Wednesday, Marvel Studios shared the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the sequel to one of the more surprising smash hits of 2014. Although Marvel is calling this a “sneak peek,” it’s really more of a trailer, with a ton of footage from the movie.
On Saturday night, Marvel and Netflix hosted a joint panel at New York Comic-Con to discuss their slate of upcoming shows. With Luke Cage having debuted at the end of October, there remained only one Defender to introduce: Iron Fist.
On Wednesday, The Wolverine director James Mangold confirmed on Twitter that the next movie in the solo saga would be titled Logan.
Not only will this be the final Wolverine solo film, but also potentially the final appearance of Hugh Jackman as the titular character. We didn’t learn much from Mangold’s tweets, which unveiled the first poster and the second page of the script, but TheWrap shared some details about the film shortly after the reveal.
Spoiler alert: Some of these details could be considered spoilers.
Marvel’s next show, Iron Fist, officially has a release date. On Tuesday, the studio shared a short video on YouTube revealing that all thirteen episode of the show will arrive on Netflix on March 17th, 2017. Iron Fist will be the fourth series in what has been an extremely fruitful partnership between Netflix and Marvel.
Just over six months after Daredevil’s second season premiered on Netflix, Marvel returns to the streaming service with a new show: Luke Cage.
When we last saw Luke, he was recovering from a serious case of Kilgrave’s mind control in Jessica Jones. Mike Colter (Luke Cage) has said in interviews that we’ll “still feel the residue of Kilgrave” going into the first season of his show.
This hasn’t been the most encouraging year for comic book movies. Although Marvel and DC both raked in hundreds of millions of dollar at the box office, the critical reception of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad was middling at best, ruthless at worst and gave DC plenty to think about going forward.
But Marvel wasn’t invulnerable either, as is evidenced by the 48% Tomatometer score for X-Men: Apocalypse on Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s the thing: the movie might not have been great, but the cast clearly had fun making it.
Next week is going to be exceptionally busy, with Apple slated to reveal the iPhone 7 and Sony preparing to announce a slim PS4 alongside a “high-end” PS4. For those of us who cover the worlds of technology and entertainment, it’s important to relieve as much stress as possible the weekend before big events, which is why I’m watching this new Captain America: Civil War blooper reel on repeat.
After spending a year or so with Matt Murdock and Jessica Jones in Hell’s Kitchen, Marvel is taking us to Harlem with the premiere of Luke Cage in September. We first met Luke in Jessica Jones, where he appeared to be a mild-mannered bartender who lost his wife in a tragic accident.
At least, until we found out that he’s also bulletproof.
The superhero movie community has been subjected to three major surprises this year. The first was Deadpool—an over-the-top, under-budgeted, R-rated movie that smashed box office records and won over millions of adoring fans. The second was Batman v Superman, which failed to meet critical or financial expectations.
If you guessed that Suicide Squad would be surprise number 3, you were correct. Sadly, it’s not the good kind of surprise, but don’t take my word for it. Take it from someone who knows this industry as well as anyone.
Take it from Robert Liefeld.
When you went to see Batman v Superman or Captain America: Civil War this summer, you probably left the theater wishing that you could fly, that you had super strength, or that you could manipulate the world with your mind. But even though some superpowers might seem appealing, you probably wouldn’t actually want to have to deal with them on a regular basis.
From the moment that Marvel revealed its universe would extend to television, fans started wondering when we’d see the first inevitable crossover. Sadly, other than a few of the movie characters making their way on to Agents of SHIELD, we haven’t seen much cross-pollination between the movie and TV worlds.
During the Television Critics Association press tour this week, Marvel attempted to explain why we hadn’t (and likely wouldn’t) be seeing Daredevil, Jessica Jones or any of the other Netflix heroes in upcoming Marvel movies.
Although Marvel has had a few swings and misses at the box office over the years, their partnership with Netflix has yet to produce a dud. Both seasons of Daredevil, as well as the first season of Jessica Jones, received praise from critics and fans alike, and quickly become two of the most popular Netflix original series to date.
Unfortunately, despite their popularity, we’re probably going to have to wait at least 18 months before we see new seasons of either show.