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 Captain Marvel has been one of the most anticipated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Brie Larson set to star and Mississippi Grind‘s Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing, it looks like Marvel’s first woman led superhero film is in good hands. Not everything is completely solid though, as originally Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman were going to pen the screenplay.
That is no longer the case.
It’s being reported that LeFauve and Perlman are being replaced, as LeFauve has been tapped to direct Disney’s Gigantic with Nathan Greno. Instead Geneva Robertson-Dworet will take over writing duties for the Captain Marvel film. Robertson-Dworet is responsible for the upcoming Tomb Raider movie’s script, as well as writing the (who knows if it’s still happening) Gotham City Sirens.
Sony’s ongoing attempt to build a Spider-Man-adjacent shared universe, which isn’t connected to the MCU but somehow connected to the MCU’s Spider-Man, continues forward. One of the films in the pipe for this bizarre experiment is Silver and Black, a movie focused on Silver Sable and Black Cat.
What we knew already is that film has a script by Chris Yost and is being directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. What we’ve learned in the last few days is that Sony has stamped a nice big release date on the film: February 8, 2019.
While this may seem more out of left field than the Venom movie, these are at least two characters whose origins aren’t heavily dependent on Spider-Man existing. That Venom movie is coming out just four months beforehand though, so it just feels like Sony’s trying to cram as much as they can at us at once.
I guess we’ll see if any of it sticks to the wall.
Netflix’s The Defenders will be here at the end of the week, so what better way to start it than with the final trailer for the miniseries? This newest set of clips puts Danny Rand front and center, and I think that (while he was a bit annoying as the central protagonist) he’ll balance nicely with the more jaded members of the team.
That would be “everyone else” if you were curious.
Honestly, I’m excited for this, and fully expect to finish it before the weekend is out. It’s hard to believe that we’ve only been living in this corner of the MCU for two years, but this event series definitely feels earned. It’s just plain cool.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we make our triumphant return to video! We talk about the Anime News Network hack, Disney planning its own streaming service, and Netflix buying Millarworld. Then we head to the con scene, where Angry Goat Productions is at it again (and using a different name), five GeekGirlCon staffers have quit claiming “reverse racism,” and Otakon had a rain drainage system dump all over their artist alley.
I think it’s pretty safe to assume that most readers of this blog are fans of Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which came out earlier this year. One of the more fun little tidbits came during the film’s end credits, when a disco remix of the Guardians of the Galaxy theme played. Featuring vocals by David “Zardu Hasselfrau” Hasselhoff himself, it was the perfect way to end the movie.
Well, in promotion of the digital release on August 8th and blu-ray on August 22nd, the studio has gone and created a late-70s aesthetic music video for the song. Featuring most of the film’s cast and director James Gunn, it’s just… it’s just perfect. Large parts of it remind me of Hot Gossip’s “I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper,” which will always hold a special place in my heart.
So enjoy the video and go forth to conquer your week.
Considering how middle of the road the second Thor movie was, it’s hard to believe that the third would be one of the more interesting looking films coming out this fall. But here we are, with a second trailer, and that’s the world we live in. Released during San Diego Comic Con (we know — we’re still catching up), the newest trailer for the movie just looks pretty amazing.
I usually try to explain something about the trailer at this point in an article, or at least tell you my reactions to it. This time around though I’m at a loss for words beyond ‘watch the trailer.’ So, yeah — watch it. You won’t regret it.
One of the more interesting superhero television shows that’s been in the pipe for a while is The Gifted, which is set in Fox’s X-Men movie universe… somewhere. I mean, it’s a world where the X-Men and the Brotherhood both existed at some point, but may have gone underground… or gotten wiped out… or something?
Anyway, the show focuses on a couple of parents going (played by Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) on the run with their mutant children (Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White). They get involved with a mutant underground while the government hunts them. Frankly, it just looks pretty neat. We got a trailer for the show back in May, but now the network has put out a second.
One of the most exciting Marvel properties on screens isn’t any of the studio’s movies, but instead the various television series they’ve been making on the Netflix streaming service. The four shows initially announced back in 2013 — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist — have all premiered, and even the worst of them is is still pretty solid when compared to shows on the rest of television.
And the best? The best are amazing.
And now we come to the promised completion, with The Defenders hitting screens later this summer. Netflix previously gave us a pretty fun trailer, and now they’re offering a second. There’s a bit more revealed in it than the first, so we’ll stay quiet for those who don’t want even the tiniest spoilers. If you’re like me and want to get as much as you can though, here it is.
The Defenders hits Netflix on August 18th.
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