Marvel’s The Defenders Gets A Trailer!

Marvel’s The Defenders Gets A Trailer!

Marvel Studios and Netflix have released the trailer for their upcoming miniseries Marvel’s The Defenders, which sees the sees the stars of each of their separate series, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, team to form a street-level super -team. Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones reprise their leading roles from their respective series, and are joined by fellow Netflix/Marvel luminaries as Rosario Dawson, Scott Glenn, Elodie Yung, Simone Missick,…

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Netflix Announces Marvel’s Luke Cage Will Be Back For Second Season

Netflix Announces Marvel’s Luke Cage Will Be Back For Second Season

In a move that didn’t really surprise anyone, but is still welcome, Netflix announced this past weekend that Marvel’s Luke Cage will be returning for a second season on the streaming service. Always forward. #LukeCage pic.twitter.com/4pnu52KFKr — Luke Cage (@LukeCage) December 4, 2016 The first season, starring Mike Colter as the indestructible and reluctant super-hero, was a buzzy success for Netflix despite some mixed reviews. For the most part, however, critics and audiences responded positively…

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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, Episodes 12 & 13

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episodes 12 & 13

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 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episodes 12 (“Soliloquy of Chaos“) & 13 (“You Know My Steez“) With these two episodes, the first season of Marvel’s Luke Cage comes to a…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1 – Episode 6 – “Suckas Need Bodyguards”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1 – Episode 6 – “Suckas Need Bodyguards”

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 Episode 4 Episode 5 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 6: “Suckas Need Bodyguards” Things are picking up speed as the sixth episode opens. While Cornell (Mahershala Ali) deals with his failure to silence a former ally looking to betray him, Mariah finds her association with…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep”

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 Episode 4 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep“ With Luke having announced his presence to the world at the close of last episode, this one features him no longer hiding his abilities or aims from the people of Harlem. As…

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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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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 3: “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 3: “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?”

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 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward. Episode 3: “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?“ If there’s an indelible image of these early episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage, an aspect that breaks down what gives this series an impact beyond being a super-hero show, it’s an image that arises most forcefully in…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 2: “Code of the Streets”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 2: “Code of the Streets”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 2: “Code of the Streets“ Things are starting to pick up speed in this episode after the slower start that was episode one, albeit not in a huge way. Part of the issue the series faces is the reluctance of the series’ central…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 1: “Moment of Truth”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 1: “Moment of Truth”

Right out of the gate, Marvel’s Luke Cage feels unlike anything the studio has done to date. The third TV series from Marvel studios produced in partnership with Netflix (after “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”) shares its gritty noir sensibility with the other Netflix shows, true, but Luke Cage is the first Marvel product to not be set in world where white people dominate the action. That alone makes it feel vibrant, refreshing and compelling, capturing an authentic sense…

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