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Netflix has announced that it has ordered Season 3 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones just a month after Season 2 was released. With Disney’s streaming service on the cusp of happening, it wasn’t immediately clear how this Netflix/Marvel TV series would be impacted since it’s bound to be a lot further down the road than the previously announced Punisher second season and the third season of Daredevil, but now fans can breathe a sigh of relief.
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Stan Lee Needs a Hero: Elder Abuse Claims and a Battle Over the Aging Marvel Creator

When it comes to comic book creators, you can’t get much better than Stan “The Man” Lee. Even people who have never read a single comic book in their life know who he is: he’s the guy who makes a cameo in every single film in the MCU. There’s a reason for that and it has everything to do with the simple fact that he created or co-created almost every Marvel character people recognize today. Whether we are talking about your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, a giant green rage monster, or an alcoholic who flies around town in an iron suit, Stan Lee had something to do with creating them.  (more…)

The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer is Here!

Nine years ago, two onscreen heroes had a brief conversation after the credits rolled for Iron Man. That one, small interaction between Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has spawned a plotline that has transcended numerous individual movies and is about to meet its uncertain end. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the first ever trailer for Avengers: Infinity War! (more…)

Netflix has dropped a new trailer and a release date for the 13 episode first season of Marvel’s The Punisher, the latest entry in the Netflix Marvel TV Universe which stars Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal as the vigilante Frank Castle.

Netflix had kept the release date (November 17… no need to drag this out anymore) under wraps leaving fans eager to know when they would get to see Bernthal next after his first appearance in the second season of Daredevil.

As you can see, the trailer is full of flashbacks that lay the groundwork for what appears to be a rogue military mission led by Rawlins (Paul Schulze) that transformed Frank Castle into the dangerous man he is in the present. We’re not just seeing a Frank Castle damaged by the loss of his family, he’s noticeably stricken with remorse for the acts he committed while on that mission.

There’s also a persistent hacker who tries to convince Frank to team up and take down the group responsible for their shared pain, revealing a cause behind the chaos that the Punisher is sure to bring.

While there’s still a few weeks before the premiere it’s likely that this trailer was held (or that maybe — and this is just speculation — it was recut) after The Punisher panel was pulled from the New York Comic Con lineup in early October after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Obviously, that was the right call, but there will surely be people who will wonder if the timing will ever be right for another ultra-violent series about a damaged vigilante killer in a country beset by gun violence. The Punisher isn’t alone in having to shoulder the burden of those questions. Look at the Bruce Willis-starring Death Wish reboot that’s coming, though that trailer seemed to giddily embrace violence, laughing it off at a point. Will Hollywood pump the breaks on making content like this at some point? Should it? Those are big questions, but the answer to the first is likely tied more to how many people watch The Punisher than how many people are outraged by it.

The final trailer for Netflix and Marvel‘s The Defenders has hit the Internet and centers on Alexandria played by Sigourney Weaver. She’s a mystery at this point, but just listen to her explain the facts of life to our four heroes, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Matt Murdock and it’s easy to hear the malevolent undertones clearly. Alexandria is one lady not to be messed with. Check it out below. (more…)

Marvel and Netflix To Up Their TV Game In 2017

Marvel’s cinematic universe has an angsty, brooding cousin on television. While the MCU flits about with interdimensional beings, ancient gods and big green men in torn shorts, the TV world of Marvel prefers to hang around in dark alleys, flipping coins and biting toothpicks. With the arrival of The Defenders later this month, Marvel will tie some of its most compelling on-screen characters together into a single storyline, and truly establish its TV output as a universe in its own right. However, might they have bitten off more than they can chew? (more…)

It wouldn’t be San Diego Comic-Con without Marvel doing a Hall H panel to showcase what lies ahead. As Phase 3 is winding down, it’s time to bring out the heavy hitters. Marvel already had a panel for Thor: Ragnarok where they unveiled the latest trailer for the movie. Secondly, there was a panel for Captain Marvel where they revealed that the film will take place in the 1990s with not only a two eyed Nick Fury, but also the Skrulls will make their MCU debut (“Secret Wars” for Phase 4’s conclusion: fingers crossed). Finally, they had a panel for Ant-Man and the Wasp where they revealed that Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne will be joining as Janet Van Dyne and Dr. Bill Foster (does this mean that we’re getting Black Goliath?!?). But of course, everyone is hyped for the heavy hitters: Black Panther and of course, Infinity War.

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