Luke Cage

Amidst the startling Marvel cancellations on Netflix the past few weeks, fans have become a little uncertain about the future of the Marvel Defenders series. Luke Cage and Iron Fist have been axed, either to disappear into non-existence or to transfer, somehow, onto Disney’s upcoming streaming service. One of the series that lives on, though, is Daredevil. With the third season recently premiering, fans can buzz about that instead of worry about the Netflix Superheroes. And boy is this new dip into Daredevil’s life an interesting reprieve.

Last fans left Daredevil, AKA Matt Murdock, he had a building collapse in on him and his beloved doomed assassin, Elektra. It seemed finally they both got to die as heroes, successfully running from the darkness within them.

Of course, it’s hard for superheroes to stay dead. Against all odds, and never explained, Murdock manages to wash through the sewers and out of the collapse. His suit is destroyed and he’s badly wounded, but he’s alive. Then, he’s found and taken to his childhood home, the church orphanage, and is cared for by the nuns and priest who know him best. (more…)

 

On October 12th, Netflix announced the cancellation of it’s Marvel show Iron Fist. This came as a disappointment to many, but not exactly a shock. The show wasn’t doing well with critics even if the writing for Danny Rand and company was getting better. Oct 20th, however, caused fans of the Netflix Marvel shows some worry with the announcement of the cancellation of Luke Cage. What does this mean for the current running Marvel shows? What does this mean for the potential of future Marvel shows? Finn Jones, the actor who portrays Danny Rand ( whose full name is The Immortal Iron Fist, Defender of K’un-Lun and Sworn Enemy Of The Hand) gives us some clues and Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos chimes in to set fans at ease.

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Iron Fist Should Be Netflix’s Best Marvel Show

Even among the most hardcore fans of Marvel’s Netflix shows, Iron Fist ranks low. Iron Fist was rushed, and it showed in both writing and fight choreography, as well as crew preparations. But fans saw hope for the character in Defenders with the chemistry between actors Finn Jones and Mike Colter who play Danny Rand, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, respectively. Still, the character fell short of fan expectations. That is until Danny showed up for an episode of Luke Cage. Finally, fans saw an Iron Fist they could root for. A more grounded character. But what was still missing from the character, and will Iron Fist Season 2 give it to us?

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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…)

6 Best Uses Of Music In Comic Book Movies

Comic book movies utilizing music isn’t new. The scores for comic book movies have become legendary pieces that are instantly recognizable. Superman’s 1979 theme and Batman’s 1989 theme have become iconic. But in recent years, comic book movie makers have begun utilizing contemporary music to accent their movies. When done correctly, these pieces can hype a trailer, amp up a fight scene, or add emotion and depth to an intense series of scenes. Here’s a list of 6 songs that Hollywood used to perfect effect.

 

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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…)

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While The Avengers might get the billion-dollar budgets, the support of clandestine government agencies, a giant floating aircraft carrier and an honest-to-God God backing them up, not every superhero team can boast those kinds of assets. Down on the dirty streets of New York, the heroes that survive are lone wolves who views partnership as a hazard they may not be able to afford. This has been the draw behind The Defenders, Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series that has been on its way down the pipe for over three years. Today, we got our first official image from the production team, along with a whole slew of new rumours, hints and tantalising factoids. Let’s dive in. (more…)

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While expected, the announcement for the second season of Netflix‘s Luke Cage is a welcome relief in these days of shows getting dropped out of the blue. There is a season of Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil before we’ll see Luke Cage, but the character could show up in any of those. The big questions now are where will season two take us? (more…)

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Spoilers Galore!

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.

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And it’s a sweet Christmas indeed! Hot off the trails of Marvel’s Netflix original series’ Daredevil Season’s 1 & 2 and Jessica Jones, comes the fourth installment in the Marvel Cinematic TV Universe, in the steel-hard grip of Luke Cage.

This article is based off  half in the 13 episode run. It will discuss what to expect as far as the tonal qualities from the show as well as character performances and motivations. So basically its Spoiler free.

Like it’s predecessors, location is a central character in the all around tone and vibe the show emits. In Daredevil, Hell’s Kitchen’s gritty confines gave the show an immediate palpable danger. In Jessica Jones, we’re given a broader stroke of the New York landscape, traveling from Hell’s Kitchen to the Upper West Side and beyond. With Luke Cage, we’re given Harlem. Bathed in a familiar yellow colored light in almost every scene and second only to Cage himself, Harlem IS the main character of the show. From the very beginning, the pulse, the sounds and the soul of the city beat like an unending drum. Sometime’s the beats are slow, smooth and cool, other times furious and untamed. Harlem is ever present; its landscape feels small and intimate but the characters it’s bred are loud, large and dangerous.  (more…)