Defenders

While Marvel has become the summer blockbuster overlord when it comes to films, the company had begun to lose steam on its Netflix series front. Daredevil season 1 and 2 and the first season of Jessica Jones were wild hits, but things seemed to stagnate from there. Luke Cage, first seen on Jessica Jones, received lukewarm reviews on his own series and Iron Fist was relatively panned by critics and fans alike. The Defenders brought things back up, but things from there (The Punisher, Jessica Jones season 2) have wavered in that gray area of “good, but kinda slow and forgettable”.

Then Luke Cage season 2 releases on Netflix and the whole game is changed again.  (more…)

Marvel Studios has long been a big presence at San Diego Comic Con, but in the last several years they’ve had to specialize. You can’t have one, big Marvel panel anymore, you’ve got to have one for the movies, and one for Inhumans, and yes, one for the Netflix series that fall under the general headline of The Defenders. The entire street-level hero team was on call at the con tonight revealing new footage, new details, and making new announcements.  (more…)

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s teaser comes the first full trailer for Netflix‘s Defenders. Defenders is the pay-off combination of four Netflix Marvel series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. The interaction between the different street level superheroes will be interesting to observe, their fighting styles and approach to super-heroing are very different, as different as their powers. Check out the trailer below and get a look at Sigourney Weaver‘s new role as the big bad in new York. (more…)

There’s a new teaser out for the upcoming Netflix/Marvel Defenders series that brings the four heroes together. While it is short as teasers tend to be, there was a huge clue right in front of everyone in the top right corner. An IP address that leads to the archive pages of the New York Bulletin, that’s the paper that Karen Page from Daredevil ends up writing for. Check out the teaser and some of the extras from the hidden site below. (more…)

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Defenders, the culmination of Marvel‘s four Netflix series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist started filming yesterday and the production isn’t wasting any time teasing fans with various characters from each series that will be making an appearance in Defenders. New York being New York, there’s also a look at Krysten Ritter‘s Jessica Jones on set. We’ve gathered all the latest Defenders Internet trickle for you in one convenient Roundup post. (more…)

netflix originals

The subscription service that is revolutionising the way the west watches television, Netflix became a household name practically overnight. Having all your favourite shows and a boatload of movies available to view on demand makes life so much easier for anyone with a job or a hobby or a life, who can’t always be there when shows are broadcast live. It saves having to remember to record stuff and costs a hell of a lot less than buying or renting everything you want to watch individually. Already instrumental in forging the future of home viewing, Netflix moved into creating its own original content in 2013.

There are tons of things you can watch to get to grips with the kind of content Netflix is capable of creating, and it’s well worth doing. Though it’s as guilty of the occasional dud as any other network, there is enough great quality original stuff on there to keep you occupied for months on end.

If you’re new to Netflix and want somewhere to start, you could do a lot worse than checking out these cool shows. (more…)

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We’ve had Daredevil and season two is coming, Jessica Jones will be available to stream in a couple of weeks, and Luke Cage is now cast and ready for production. But aren’t we missing one? There were four superhero series that Marvel Studios agreed to produce for Netflix, plus the Defenders miniseries that would combine those four heroes into one team. As you may have noticed though, there’s been precious little news about Iron Fist, like who will play him, or even who’s running the show, and now, there’s a rumor out there that there will be no Iron Fist. Instead, for the fourth member of the Defenders, get ready to be punished. (more…)

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The Marvel Comic Universe features a plethora of characters – some that would translate well off the colored pages and onto a movie or TV screen, and some that wouldn’t.  The Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently plugging away at full steam, and after a rocky start with the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Marvel’s TV offerings seem to be hitting their stride as well.  Of course, both the film and television productions are all part of the larger MCU, which begs the simple-sounding yet very-convoluted questions: what characters will be added, and how? (more…)

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Now that the dust has begun to settle on the internet shattering announcement that Disney/Marvel Studios will be teaming up with Netflix to bring an astonishing four Marvel properties to the small-on-demand screen it looks like the TV shows are starting to take shape. Well one at least.

TheWrap is reporting that Drew Goddard (who’s IMDB page includes Cabin in the Woods, World War Z, and Cloverfield) will be the man behind the man without fear, Daredevil. (more…)