We took a few days off (since we all went to Daisho Con this last weekend) so we missed a few things last week. One of the big ones was the new teaser for Deadpool 2. There’s a montage of new footage and images in it, but it’s embedded in the middle of a rather on-point Bob Ross spoof.
Personally I think it’s pretty funny, and probably the most Deadpool-like way to promote the movie. The first film had some pretty creative marketing too – though that time around it was because the movie mostly had the freedom to do whatever it wanted (as it was a low priority for Fox). As Deadpool was a remarkably successful film though, his time around they know that stuff worked… so we should expect to see a lot more.
Even the Youtube description for this video isn’t exactly taking this seriously:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we tackle Marvel’s New Warriors‘s search for a new network, give a spoiler free review of Thor: Ragnarok, contemplate Zachary Levi’s casting in Shazam!, and consider CBS All Access rebooting The Twilight Zone. We also talk about how Libya’s second annual Comic Con was shut down by an armed militia.
So yeah, things had to get a bit serious at the end.
Marvel’s New Warriors television series (which will feature Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl) is apparently searching for a new home. The show was originally ordered straight to series by Disney owned family oriented network Freeform, but the cable network couldn’t find a home for it in their 2018 lineup.
And Marvel really wants it to air in 2018.
The complicating factor is that there’s a rumor that Marvel isn’t allowed to shop their new shows to non-Disney owned networks. Marvel denies this (and it would certainly make life complicated for Netflix and Hulu regarding future deals), but if it’s true New Warriors may have a rocky road ahead of them.
Besides Vayntrub, the show’s cast also includes Derek Theler as Mister Immortal, Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe, and Kate Comer as Debrii. The show apparently has tested extremely well internally at Marvel/Disney, and it would be a shock if it never aired.
Netflix’s newest entry into the MCU is the forthcoming The Punisher series. And while we’ve gotten a couple of trailers, there have been some concerns that the streaming service would delay the show’s release in the wake of one of the largest mass shootings in American history (which did prompt the cancellation of the show’s panel at New York Comic Con).
Well, it looks like Netflix is marching forward, releasing another trailer for the show and finally giving us a solid date for when the first season will be released: November 17th.
Honestly, it’s a Punisher series. As long as this country continues it’s ongoing problems with gun violence, there probably won’t ever be a tasteful time to release a show about a white guy with an arsenal who shoots lots of people. It’s one of the reasons I’ve never been too fond of the character. Based on their track record though, Netflix is capable of putting enough nuance in the series where I’m more than willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.
I guess we’ll all find out when The Punisher comes out in a month.
The first trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther wowed us with its visuals, but gave very little away about the film’s contents. Yesterday, a new trailer dropped for the film though, and it gives a way a lot more.
We won’t explain too much (since you might be avoiding spoilers), but this time around we get a good look at both of the film’s main antagonists. Honestly this whole thing just looks really cool, and is exactly the kind of film we need right now.
So when it was first announced that Fox was making a New Mutants movie, most of us were expecting a coming of age film in superhero clothing. I mean, the comics started out about a group of new recruits at Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters learning to use their powers.
That is not what this movie is going to be.
The first trailer for The New Mutants has now dropped, and to say that director Josh Boone took things in a different direction would be an understatement. What we’re getting looks more akin to a horror film, and that’s pretty damned neat. It’s clear with the success of Deadpool and Logan the studio is willing to take risks with the franchise, and hopefully this one will pay off for them too.
Marvel’s Inhumans finally premieres this Friday on ABC, and the network has put out one last final trailer. The trailer itself goes through most of the plot if you pay enough attention, so those wanting to avoid spoilers might want to skip this one.
While reviewers haven’t been so kind to the pilot, I’m still holding out the hope that the show has just been harshly judged. Some people just seemed bothered by Medusa’s CGI hair, but honestly it’s such a nitpick I can’t help but think it’s kind of overblown. Marvel hasn’t really made a misstep yet, and I think people are just looking to find anything they can to pick it apart. Either way, we’ll all get to find out later this week.
If there were any concerns that Netflix’s The Punisher would be a sanitized version of the character, they can be easily dismissed. While we got a teaser after the credits of this August’s The Defenders, the streaming service has released the first full trailer for the show.
It’s very, very dark and very, very bloody.
And if you’re a fan of The Punisher, that’s probably exactly what you want. I mean, as bullets fire to the beat of Metallica’s “One,” it’s hard to imagine any other way this series could more accurately capture the tone of the character. That said, it will be interesting to see how audiences react to the show, considering how much darker it is than the rest of the Marvel properties.
The Punisher season one is expected to hit Netflix this November.
This weekend I’m sure most of you sat down to branspike/binge the latest Netflix Marvel series The Defenders. I mean, the streaming service has been building towards this for years, and the show is kind of amazing. What you might not have noticed (or maybe you just haven’t gotten there yet) is that Netflix shared a teaser trailer for their next Marvel series, The Punisher, after the credits of the final episode.
It’s been ripped from Netflix and reposted to Youtube a bunch of times, so we’re not sure if it’ll stay online. It’s only a minute long, but it’s a great little look at the tone of The Punisher. I’m excited about the show, and I’ve never really even liked the character.
The Punisher is expected to be released this fall.
With The Defenders premiering on Netflix tomorrow, we had assume that the video we saw earlier this week was the final trailer for the series. This, of course, has turned out to be completely untrue — as Netflix has put out another one.
Honestly, if trailers are designed to hype up people for something, they’re definitely succeeding with particular one. We get more of Sigourney Weaver’s character monologuing, some cool fights, and just enough to make me say “I guess Iron Fist was worth it.” I know what my plans for this weekend are at least.
The Defenders premiers tomorrow, August 18th.
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