Netflix Releases Bloody Full-Length Trailer for “Marvel’s The Punisher”

Netflix Releases Bloody Full-Length Trailer for “Marvel’s The Punisher”

Set to the song “One” by Metallica, Netflix has unleashed a high-octane trailer for their next series in partnership with Marvel Studios. Marvel’s The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, betrayed soldier turned lethal vigilante, and the series looks to be perhaps the most violent, dark and adult series the Marvel/Netflix partnership has yet to produce. After Bernthal appeared as Castle in season 2 of “Daredevil” to great acclaim, Marvel and Netflix were quick…

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The Adult Jean Grey Returns to the Marvel Universe in “Phoenix Resurrection”

The Adult Jean Grey Returns to the Marvel Universe in “Phoenix Resurrection”

It’s been 13 years since writer Grant Morrison killed off Jean Grey in the climax of his legendary run on “New X-Men,” and today Marvel Comics announced that the adult version of the character will return in Phoenix Resurrection, from writer Matthew Rosenberg (“4 Kids Walk Into A Bank,” “Secret Warriors”) and artist Leinil Yu (“Secret Empire,” “Superior”). The series will also see five yet-to-be-revealed superstar artists contributing their takes on Jean Grey as well. Phoenix…

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Marvel is Coming After Your Kids with New Content Aimed at Them

Marvel is Coming After Your Kids with New Content Aimed at Them

Marvel wants your kids to start reading comics very, very young. Marvel comics has unveiled a new plan to get kids as young as pre-school into comic books. It seems like Marvel has launched a multi-platform initiative including comic books, animated series and toys. The animated series includes 10 three and a half minute episodes. While there’s no word on where it will go, one assumes it will be on Disney’s new service. They will…

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Drew Goddard is Writing X-Force Movie Spinoff from X-Men

Drew Goddard is Writing X-Force Movie Spinoff from X-Men

X-Force has found its director for the X-Men spinoff. It seems like the X-Men film spinoff, X-Force, has found a writer/director in Drew Goddard. The Oscar nominated writer and director has signed on to helm the picture. Simon Kinberg, who produces the X-men films, will produce this film with Ryan Reynolds also expected to produce. Deadpool stars Reynolds and Josh Brolin, who are currently working on Deadpool 2, are also expected to star. As a…

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Marvel Movies and Star Wars Are Moving to Disney’s Streaming Service

Marvel Movies and Star Wars Are Moving to Disney’s Streaming Service

Disney’s streaming service is getting a boost from the company itself. The Mouse House has announced that the as yet untitled “Disney‘s streaming service” will be getting some major titles. It seems like the speculation is over as to how Disney will handle it’s partnership with Netflix. They’ve decided to move most of their major titles such as Marvel’s MCU movies and Star Wars movies to their announced streaming service. This continues a trend towards…

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Spider-Man Homecoming’s Writers are Coming Home for the Sequel

Spider-Man Homecoming’s Writers are Coming Home for the Sequel

Spider-Man Homecoming’s writers are coming back for a second installment. The screenwriters for Spider-Man Homecoming have decided to make a home visit for the sequel to the hit film. It seems like Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers plan to come back for the sequel. While previous adventures of the wall crawler have had mixed reviews, Homecoming’s reviews were generally favourable, making this news welcome. Sony and Marvel‘s collaboration appears to be ongoing for at minimum…

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Oscar Nominee Actor Joins The Punisher Netflix Series

Oscar Nominee Actor Joins The Punisher Netflix Series

The Punisher has added an Oscar nominee to its cast, marking a major win for the series. Marvel‘s The Punisher Netflix series has added Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo to its cast in a recurring role. This is a major win for the series, which has been firing on all cylinders since his first appearance in Daredevil season 2. It seems like Aghdashloo will play Farah Madani, a corrupt Homeland Security agent who angers the titular…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episodes 7 & 8

REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episodes 7 & 8

And so, Marvel’s The Defenders reaches its climax. We’re going to look at the final two episodes via a single review, being as they are basically one big episode that serves to tie up the loose ends of the miniseries. Or, rather, they should do that. Unfortunately, while there are some pleasures to the finale of The Defenders, ultimately this culmination of the first era of Marvel‘s Netflix shows is too uneven, and at its…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders, Season 1, Episode 6: “Ashes Ashes”

REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders,  Season 1, Episode 6: “Ashes Ashes”

The sixth episode of Marvel’s The Defenders bounces back from its lacklustre previous episode by retuning its focus squarely on the dynamics of the titular team of loners and misfits at the center of the story. Splitting its attentions into a series of partnerships (Luke/Danny, Jessica/Matt, Alexandra/Elektra) “Ashes Ashes” fleshes out the interpersonal stories of the characters but never forgets to advance the plot into darker and more dangerous territories. The result is a satisfying…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders, Season 1, Episode 5: “Take Shelter”

REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders,  Season 1, Episode 5: “Take Shelter”

The fifth episode of Marvel’s The Defenders tries gamely to recapture the high-energy action after the more restrained previous episode, but unfortunately winds up being an uneven affair that seesaws between solid action moments and lacklustre drama. It’s about time to finally admit that, for the most part, the Marvel/Netflix shows don’t really understand what makes the Hand interesting. They first popped up in the 1980s during Frank Miller’s time as an artist on “Daredevil”…

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