2016 left us with no shortage of nerdy television shows to watch and we can sit back and relax without fear since 2017 will be no different. Not only are will boob tube lovers be treated with continued seasons of Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (Finally!), and much more; some amazing new series are set to premiere this year, which every nerd should put on their must watch list. (more…)
Not to be outdone by yesterday’s Luke Cage season two announcement, the Netflix Iron Fist gang has released four new images from the kung-fu action series featuring Danny Rand (Finn Jones), Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Joy (Jessica Stroup), Ward Meachum (Tom Pelphrey), and the glue that holds the Marvel Netflix Universe together, Claire Temple (Rosario Dawnson). Iron Fist hits Netflix on March 17th. (more…)
If San Diego Comic Con is like the Christmas season for comic book movie news, then New York Comic Con is like your birthday weekend. Earlier today, Iron Fist star Finn Jones posted a video on Instagram talking about how the show had just wrapped. Then, just moments ago, the trailer for the first season dropped. Of course, you can check that out after the jump. For those of you who aren’t too familiar with Iron Fist, “15 years ago, Danny [Rand] was involved in a plane crash and presumed dead. But when he resurfaces in New York, his friends and enemies discover that not only is he very much alive, he wields the awesome power of the Iron Fist.”
As much as Luke Cage was a story about the titular character, the breakout star of the Netflix series was Misty Knight, played by actress Simone Missick. The detective who was entwined with Luke Cage throughout the first season was a highlight for many fans of the show and they were very impressed with Missick’s portrayal of the character. Comic book fans know that she and Colleen Wing eventually join up and together become “The Daughters of the Dragon,” a crime-fighting duo who rival Luke Cage and Iron Fist’s Heroes For Hire. One of Misty’s signature traits from the comic book is her bionic arm.
How did you enjoy Luke Cage? The latest Marvel/Netflix hit the air (web?) this past weekend, which means we’re one step closer to seeing the team-up of all the Marvel/Netflix heroes in The Defenders. (It also means we got to enjoy another great Netflix series, but anyway…) Only one thing stands in our way now: Iron Fist. The fourth plank in the Defenders team has been assumed to be coming out in 2017, but with Luke Cage out of the way, Netflix is now officially putting down stakes for the man with the dragon tattoo and mad martial arts skills. When spring arrives, so will the Fist. (more…)
According to the normal rules of TV, when you’ve got something good you keep cranking it out until no one wants any part of it anymore. Netflix isn’t following any established method though, they’re taking a different approach: always leave them wanting more. Such is the case for their slate of Marvel Studios programming. One would think that with the tremendous, flattering success of Jessica Jones, and the warm reception for Daredevil season two, that Netflix would want to get new seasons of those shows rolling post haste. But no, we won’t see those shows again for a while. About two years to be precise. (more…)
When news broke that Iron Fist and the rest of the Defenders were coming to Netflix people got excited. However, at the same time, it sparked a lot of discussion and controversy regarding how the show cast a white lead over an Asian actor. For now, the controversy remains but the heat is no longer there. Since then the show has moved on and during tonight’s Marvel Television panel at San Diego Comic Con, audiences got their first look at the upcoming series. And now is your chance to see it as well.
There’s a new rumor floating around the Internet about Marvel and Netflix‘s upcoming Defenders movie. That’s the movie that will bring together the heroes of each Netflix series, Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) to fight some evil in New York. This is another of those take with a big grain of salt Internet rumors so buckle up and let’s consider it. Word is that the Defenders will take on Mephisto in the movie, or at least he’ll be the big baddie behind everything that is going wrong with the city. (more…)
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has exponentially grown to become one of the dominant franchises in pop culture. After Nick Fury first appeared at the end of Iron Man and warned Tony Stark that he was part of a much larger world, the MCU has continued to grow. In addition to more than 12 films in the can (with 10 more on the way), the MCU expanded into television with such shows as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, and the many Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders) either completed or in development. The one thing that has remained constant between the two mediums was the interconnectivity of them., like how Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was tied in a big way to the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier. Ever since then, many of the TV shows will name drop events that have happened during the films, and Marvel prided itself on its interconnectivity. But can the reverse come true? (more…)
A new set of pictures featuring Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) and Jessica Stroup (90210) on the Iron Fist set are making the Internet rounds. Stroup plays Joy Meachum in the new series, a childhood friend of Danny Rand and these pictures show Rand meeting Meachum as she exits her building. Rand looks like he just got back from Burning Man and Meachum doesn’t exactly look thrilled to see him. (more…)