On this episode of Nerd & Tie, we tackle YouTube’s booting of smaller channels from their partner program (including ours), the potential of a Black Widow solo film, Bright getting a sequel (minus Max Landis), and Gillian Anderson leaving American Gods.
For years Marvel fans have been clamoring for a standalone Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson. She’s an Avenger, she’s been in like half a dozen Marvel movies, and for a franchise without a lot of women-led films she’s the obvious choice. After years of waiting though, it looks like we may finally get one.
Marvel currently has a Black Widow movie in early development. The film will, of course, star Johansson and Jac Schaeffer has been tapped to write the screenplay. It’s all early days, but this is a good sign. Let’s just hope it doesn’t turn out like the SNL spoof version they made a few years ago.
Sony announced back in 2015 that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were directing an animated Spider-Man feature film. Now, over two years later (and a year before its expected release), we have the first trailer.
What we know is that the film will center on a version of Miles Morales, a character best known from the Ultimate Spider-Man comics (who takes over the mantle after the death of that universe’s Peter Parker). The character has since been merged into the mainstream Marvel universe, but this is going to be his first big-screen appearance. The film looks like it’s going to play with the multi-verse a bit, so it should be pretty interesting.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse comes out in December of 2018.
The first trailer for Marvel’s upcoming mega-film Avengers: Infinity War just dropped, and holy crap is it jammed packed full of heroes. I mean, we always knew it would be, but when we only see a couple of major ones show up in the end-of-trailer tag… it’s a lot.
This movie is either going to be amazing or just too full of characters to work, and I’m honestly excited to find out how things work out. I mean, at least we know it looks cool.
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.
The New Mutants comes out April 13, 2018.
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