REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 1: “Snow Gives Way”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 1: “Snow Gives Way”

So far, the Marvel Studios/Netflix partnership has produced some pretty stunning results. “Daredevil” has been a huge success, even if its second season was more uneven than its brilliant first season. “Jessica Jones” is the crown jewel so far, a brilliant and gripping series anchored by a superb central performance. And “Luke Cage”, though it had its faults, wound up overall being perhaps the most aesthetically assured and innovative series Marvel has produced. The streak…

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BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Tomorrow, Marvel’s Iron Fist will be released via the studios’ partnership with streaming service Netflix. In honor of the latest Marvel hero to make his debut, today’s column is going to take a look back at over 4 decades of Iron Fist comic book tales and give you…

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Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel Reportedly Appearing in INFINITY WAR

Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel Reportedly Appearing in INFINITY WAR

According to multiple reports which cite a recent casting call, actress Brie Larson is among several recent additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe who are expected to appear in the upcoming Infinity War. Larson landed the role of Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers in July after months of speculation, and until recently it was assumed that her first appearance would be in a solo film highlighting the high-flying super-heroine. While no official announcement has been made…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Stunning Visuals, Familiar Story

REVIEW: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Stunning Visuals, Familiar Story

With the release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios has crafted and woven over a dozen films, from different separate franchises, into a single cohesive cinematic universe. It’s an achievement that has never come close to being duplicated in film before. It’s all the result of an elegant if stunningly simple idea; let’s recreate the world of Marvel Comics on screen. The ease and commonplace interaction between characters is part of what made Marvel Comics…

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Marvel’s “The Defenders” Begins Production

Marvel’s “The Defenders” Begins Production

Production has begun on the latest Marvel Studios television series produced for Netflix, “The Defenders”, and here’s the first photo of the filming, via an article on ComingSoon.net. “The Defenders” is the culmination of Netflix’s first round of Marvel TV series, bringing together the heroes from “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” and the upcoming “Iron Fist” as a single super-team. The photo below finds Krysten Ritter‘s Jessica Jones facing off against Simone Missick as NYPD Detective…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 4: “Step in the Arena”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 4: “Step in the Arena”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward. Episode 4: “Step in the Arena“ This episode finally answers big questions about Luke’s past, how he got his abilities, and much about his beginnings that we didn’t yet know, albeit with a few very big exceptions. This examination of his past…

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CAPTAIN MARVEL Readies For Pitches From Prospective Directors

CAPTAIN MARVEL Readies For Pitches From Prospective Directors

Captain Marvel is still looking for a director, but the search is narrowing. THR reported today that Marvel Studios is currently working with a shortlist of three prospective directors for the film, which is set to hit movie screens in 2019. After naming actress Brie Larson as it’s Carol Danvers, the studio is preparing to send a treatment and documents to the candidates for the directors chair to give them an opportunity to deliver a…

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Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade-and-change, you know that pop culture has entered the second age of the Super Hero Film. This year alone, studios have released five films featuring characters who debuted in the “funny pages”, with Deadpool, Batman V. Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows serving as their respective studios’ tentpole films for the year. As of…

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Black Widow and The Sidelining of Female Fans

Black Widow and The Sidelining of Female Fans

Where’s my Black Widow movie?! In an interview with Deadline, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed some interesting information regarding the Avengers’ resident Russian super-spy. DEADLINE: You’ve got a bunch of characters in this movie from Falcon and War Machine and Black Widow and Hawkeye, who have so far guest starred in movies with another characters title above the fold. Is there one destined to get a solo movie down the line? FEIGE: We’ve announced the…

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Evidence of a Conspiracy Against DC?

Evidence of a Conspiracy Against DC?

The rivalry between DC Comics and Marvel Comics stretches back decades. Stan Lee intentionally fomented fan sentiment against what he referred to as the “distinguished competition” from the earliest days of the Marvel brand, and to great success. The rivalry between their modern media counterparts, DC Entertainment and Marvel Studios, is still in its early days, but the battle has heated up to a fever pitch this spring with the back-to-back releases of DC’s Batman…

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