You might as well call this “Marvel Week.”
First, we got our first look at the Royal Family for the upcoming ABC Inhumans TV show that will first hit theaters for the first two episodes (thanks to a sweet deal Marvel, ABC, and Imax) and then afterward appear nightly on ABC this fall. Then we got a teaser for the upcoming Runaways TV show, that will premiere on Hulu next year. Then, we got a trailer for the new Defenders TV show premiering this summer on Netflix. The sweet cherry on top, was the release of Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters this premiering today. We here at Nerdbastards LOVED it.
But Marvel’s not done yet!
Somewhere in space (the Moon), there is a society of humans that have been granted exceptional abilities thanks to some alien tinkering with their DNA and an all-powerful mist that activates those alien genes to give them super-powers. Inhumans have been around the TV section of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a while thanks to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but that original version of the Inhumans, as realized by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the pages of Fantastic Four 50 years ago, will finally be seen on screen this fall in the new ABC series, The Inhumans. Here’s a new poster. (more…)
It seems like only yesterday we were getting a daily info dump about a new casting announcement for Inhumans, the Marvel Studios and ABC series based on the royal family of the super-powered alien-hybrid race. Actually, it was last week, and to prove how far along in the process the production is, it seems that we’ve got our first spy pic from the set. If you’re in Hawaii right now, be advised, there are Inhumans among you. Be on the look out for a tall man in black who doesn’t say much (anything) and his big dog with teleporting abilities. (more…)
The ongoing LMD story-line in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is finally coming to an end leaving fans of the show asking what’s next? Well, not wanting to disappoint, ABC’s hit Marvel property teased the return of a fan-favorite original cast member everyone thought would never be seen again! Of course, this being a comic book-based television show, nobody really stays dead or lost in another reality forever. Thanks to Marvel’s use of creative writing, it looks like “you know who” will be making a return to the show when it kicks off its upcoming Agents of Hydra arc. Warning: SPOILERS ahead!
It was a bit of a drag when Marvel removed their Inhumans movie from their Phase Three slot. However, we all breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced that Black Bolt and the Inhuman Royal Family would instead show up on the small screen later on this year. First premiering the first two episodes on Imax screen in a limited release, the show would then be broadcast on ABC this September. Filming is scheduled to begin next month in Hawaii. So far there have been a few casting announcements for a few roles including Arrow’s Elysia Rotaru to play Medusa as well as Owen Harn and Eliana Jones playing Gorgon and Crystal. Many wondered about who would play Maximus, Black Bolt’s brother, and the Loki to his Thor. Maximus has always been power hungry, and a great villain in the comic books. They just announced who will play Maximus, and the casting couldn’t be more perfect!
Director Kevin Smith is a lifelong Batman fan and all around professional geek. Most of his films have some sort of Star Wars reference, he has written Batman, Green Arrow, and Daredevil comic book issues. Needless to say, his geek cred run deep. While he has been in a little bit of a slump for his experimental films, he has been killing it on the small screen. Smith directed two of the best episodes of The Flash (“The Runaway Dinosaur” and “Killer Frost”) and his Supergirl episode (“Supergirl Lives”) airs January 23rd. The lifelong Batman fan has never directed anything associated with his favorite comic book character Batman, until now.
The watchability of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has ridden the line between a typical NBC procedural show and the potential for what it COULD be…and it’s ridden that line hard. There have been occasional flashes of brilliance. For example – The events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier having a literal effect on the shows story thread. Agent Coulson’s rival & would be girlfriend getting shot in the head. Or that one incredible – one take/one shot – fight scene with Chloe Bennet’s Daisy Johnson that comes close to rivaling “The Hallway Scene” from the Daredevil series on Netflix. These occasional ups, however, don’t absolve the show from being very unbalanced, and one, that is too loosely connected to the rest of the MCU. It’s a show that exists in the same sandbox as the films but seems to go out of its way to not impeded the movies in any way, what with seldom references and its use of heroes & villains which might as well be from Marvel’s D-List.
The inclusion of Ghostrider in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 had doubters and defectors turn their heads with a collective “oh, snap”, thinking for the first time, AOS would include an A-list comic hero and one that, after those terrible Nicholas Cage movies, needed a cinematic redemption. But no. This is not the version of Ghostrider that most fans would recognize. It’s neither the motorcycling riding Johnny Blaze or Danny Ketch… it’s Robbie Reyes, the CAR driving version of Ghostrider. (more…)
Last season Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended on several cliffhanger’s including Daisy’s new career as the vigilante Quake, the revelation of Life Model Decoys, and the fact that Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) is no longer director of S.H.I.E.L.D. So who is the new director? Is it Tony Stark? Ha! You must be living in a world where someone in charge would genuinely want to make Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a legitimate part of the greater movie universe it’s supposed to be in rather than just paying lip service. No, the new S.H.I.E.L.D. director is someone we haven’t met before, at least in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Batman. (more…)
Fans of ABC’s Marvel series Agent Carter are not happy with the network’s decision to not pursue a third season for the show. One fan went as far as to launch a petition with the aim of getting Agent Carter picked up as a Netflix series. The petition was only launched a few days ago, but already has over 50,000 signatures under its belt. Over on Twitter, Bridget Regan (who plays Dottie Underwood on Agent Carter), and G. Willow Wilson (who currently writes Ms. Marvel for Marvel Comics) have seen the petition, and both ladies gave it a re-tweet! (more…)
It’s that time of year where people that work on network television shows get nervous. Between now and May, we will steadily learn which TV shows presently on the air will get rubber stamped for a next season, or whether they be cast onto the Netflix queue of history. Now Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is far from anyone’s favorite thing done by Marvel Studios, but it does have its fans, and it has its share of interesting characters and story potential, so you may be interested to learn that ABC has now given it a greenlight for season four. (more…)