So I know Spider-Man has seen a lot of reboots in the last two decades, and even though I want to complain about that, each Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer has us more and more hyped. We now have the final trailer for the film, and… well… yeah.
It looks pretty great.
This trailer again focuses on Peter pushing against the limitations Stark has put on him. I mean, when you can stop a bus with your bare hands, it’s hard to be okay with something called the “training wheels protocol.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming comes to theaters July 7th.
No one was expecting it when Sony announced it’s Venom movie, so it makes sense that no one was expecting who will end up starring in it. Its been announced that none other than Tom Hardy will be playing Eddie Brock in the upcoming film.
Venom will be an R-rated film meant to launch a shared universe based around Spider-Man characters (that will somehow not feature Spider-Man). Separate from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, where the current film Spider-Man resides, it’s expected to be darker — and by all accounts confusing as hell.
Honestly, Hardy is a phenomenal actor, but even his casting isn’t quite enough to get me excited about this project. Maybe I’m wrong — maybe this will end up being phenomenal. With Sony’s current track record though, I’m not giving them good odds.
Last week we talked about how X-Men adjacent television series The Gifted has been picked up to series, and now we have a full trailer for the show. And honestly? It looks pretty decent.
Developed by Bryan Singer, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as a couple of parents going on the run with their mutant children, played by Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White. The trailer teases out a few things about the character’s reality, like both the X-Men and Magneto’s Brotherhood being both well-known but also pretty much gone. We get to see some robotic sentinels too, even if they’re little spider robots and not giant robot dudes.
The series looks exciting, though a little melodramatic. That’s the only part that worries me, just because shows that take themselves too seriously face a higher bar than ones able to poke fun at their own ridiculousness on occasion. We’ll see how the show ends up walking that line once it comes out though.
The news keeps rolling in about the futures of our favorite shows this week, as news has now come in that ABC has officiallyrenewed both Agents of SHIELD and Once Upon a Time. One of those we’re very happy about, the other… well… it’s complicated.
To start with the good news, after what’s been probably the best season of the show so far, knowing Agents of SHIELD will come back for yet another year is pretty great. This year’s Ghost Rider and LMD plots have been some of the show’s more solid ones, and getting to see more of the show is always appreciated.
Once Upon a Time is a little stranger though, as star Jennifer Morrison opted not to renew her contract for season seven. Also exiting the show after this season is Rebecca Mader (who played Zelena), though she’s a little less central to the shows (and hers is a little less voluntary). What it means is that whatever show is flying under the banner of Once Upon a Time next season will be something that looks very, very different to the one we’ve had for six seasons (Update: A whole bunch of other people are leaving OUaT too).
Though I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing right now. I like Morrison a lot, but the show itself has gotten weaker after each successive season, and maybe altering the formula completely will shake the writers out of their slump.
But hey guys — Agents of SHIELD is still pretty great.
The multitalented Donald Glover, along with his brother Stephen Glover, are officially making an animated Deadpool television series for FXX. Donald Glover is, of course, a talented actor, rapper, and writer, and his television series Atlanta has been incredibly well received.
The network has ordered the show straight to series, and will have a ten episode first season. No word yet on voice actors for the show, but it’s still early days for the project. While the show won’t have any continuity ties to the Deadpool film franchise, that’s the tone the network will be aiming for.
The animated Deadpool series is expected to premiere sometime in 2018.
We can’t really refer to the series Bryan Singer’s been putting together at Fox as the “still untitled X-Men show” anymore, as it’s now got one — The Gifted. We’re also happy to report that it’s been picked up for a season order.
The network put out a short teaser for the series too, with the promise of a full trailer following next week. For those of you who haven’t been playing along, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as a couple of parents going on the run with their mutant children, played by Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White. We see said kids pretty clearly in the teaser, even if very little of the plot is given away.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie, Trae rambles incoherently for ten minutes about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. After that, we discuss how Stan Lee has (probably) been playing Uatu in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, lament Young Justice and Titans getting shunted off onto yet another streaming service, and then tackle this fortnight’s convention news.
In the con scene, Midwest Media Expo got cancelled days before their event, Missouri’s Oz Con had to be cancelled mid event due to historic flooding, and police are looking for information about a Maryland man who allegedly has been soliciting sex from minors at cons.
Inhumans has had an interesting history on its march towards the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Originally planned as a film, the company pivoted the project over to television last Fall. Now, as the series slowly gets closer to its Fall premiere (which will be preceded by a theatrical release of the pilot), we’re starting to get more about the show.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly today we have our first look at the Inhumans‘ main cast (well, minue Lockjaw). The official promotional photo gives us a pretty good look at what the show will look like:
Honestly, I think this all looks pretty great. It manages to evoke the right imagery of the character’s comics look while making it fit properly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s aesthetic. What do you think?
Well, it’s official – Hulu will now have their own Marvel property. Deadline is reporting that the streaming service has ordered Marvel’s Runaways to series.
Runaways is about six children of supervillains who literally run away. Based off the comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, a film was originally being developed intended for release way back in the MCU’s Phase 2 set of films, but was scrapped to refocus the film series on the Avengers.
Hulu announced they were developing Runaways for television back in August, when they commissioned a pilot. The castlooks pretty amazing for the show, and I think it will be an entertaining addition to the superhero television landscape.
The Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building towards The Defenders since it began, and the payoff is coming later this year. While we got a brief teaser (which revealed the release date) a month ago, today the streaming service released a real trailer for the show.
And it’s a doozy.
I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s everything you could hope for. Set to a version of Nirvana’s “Come as You Are,” you couldn’t have pulled the clips in this trailer from my wildest dreams. It’s pretty great looking, and you should watch it.
The full season of The Defenders hits Netflix on August 18th.
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