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 second season of Netflix’s surprised hit of 2016, Stranger Things, is coming in just a couple of weeks, and the streaming service has now put out a final trailer. There’s so much in there, and we don’t like to unpack things in detail (so you can enjoy them for yourself) — but boy does it look neat.
While the previous trailer set a phenomenal (and fun) tone for the series, this one’s a lot darker. It also gives you way more information than the first one – so people who like to go in blind may just want to hold off until the show comes out.
I mean, you won’t have to wait long.
Stranger Things season 2 premieres October 27, 2017.
Netflix’s horror comedy The Babysitter bills itself as “human sacrifice with hot people,” and if the trailer is any indication, it’s truth in advertising. While it starts out by looking like a regular slasher film, it kind of turns the concept on it’s head — the hot teenagers aren’t the victims, but the killers. The official synopsis is pretty straight forward:
The Babysitter, directed by McG, follows Cole (Judah Lewis), who is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving). She’s cool and awesome in all the ways Cole is not. One evening while Bee is babysitting, Cole witnesses the unthinkable. Now he must survive a night full of first kisses, first broken hearts, and first encounters with homicidal maniacs (played by Bella Thorne, Andrew Bachelor, Robbie Amell, and Hana Mae Lee).
Honestly, the whole thing looks like it’ll be pretty entertaining.
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.
Most of us were sad that Voltron: Legendary Defender season three was only half the episodes of seasons one and two when it hit this last August, but the promise that season four would quickly follow in October held us over. Well, we’re getting closer to the show’s return, so Dreamworks and Netflix have put out the first trailer for the season.
It’s not much, but it definitely whets the appetite.
We’ve said it before, but Voltron: Legendary Defender is a pretty amazing. It took a butchered anime series and turned it into one of the best animated science fiction franchises out there. It’s hard to believe that Legendary Defender has only been around for a couple of years.
All six episodes of Season Four hit Netflix October 13th.
What kind of episode do we record after spending forty-five minutes trying to get our cameras to work and failing? Apparently a fairly normal one, albeit an audio only installment. In this, we discuss the Good Omens casting news, the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, and Netflix’s atrocious Death Note adaptation. Then we hit the con scene, where we talk about the Avalon Expo organizer disappearing mid-con and how much fun we had at Geek.kon last weekend.
And yes, we address the Nazi cosplayer and a bunch of other stuff.
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.
I’m just going to be honest here — Godzilla: Monster Planet‘s new trailer looks plain amazing. We got our first tease of the film last month, but now we have a much better look at the film, and I couldn’t be more excited.
The premise is simple — monsters have taken over the earth. Humanity tried to find a new home, but was unable to find a suitable new planet to live on… so they have to go back and actually deal with Godzilla. The film was first announced back in the spring, and it’s just super neat looking.
Godzilla: Monster Planet comes to theaters in Japan this November, followed by an international release on Netflix.
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.