Teaser Poster for Upcoming Season of Daredevil is Ominous and a New Female Superhero Show from Marvel headed to ABC…

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Marvel released this image and between this and the teaser that aired after the season finale of Iron Fist on Netflix, well…it just does not look for Matt.

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ABC will continue to air Marvel shows on its network., as evident with the news that ABC has made a commitment for a series that will focus on female Marvel superheroes. No other details were released. Variety

Take That DC…Disney Offers Superhero Programming for Streaming Service

Disney has anted up as it adds a slew of superhero programming to streaming service.

Variety reported that the programming would be limited runs for popular characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe who have not been lucky enough to have their own standalone movies. The characters they mentioned were Loki and Scarlet Witch.

If the phase plans for the movies are any indication of how aggressive Disney/Marvel will be with their streaming service, than fans of the Marvel-verse will be set with old, new and original programming for years to come.

Are you team Marvel or Team DC?

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Movies: Captain Marvel’s First Trailer is Up and Running

Synopsis: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

The movie, which stars Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Lee Pace, Ben Mendelsohn. Djimon Hounsou, Clark Gregg, and Annette Benning, is currently in post production and will be released March 8, 2019.

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Superhero Scoop: Season 2 Trailer of Iron Fist and What’s Up with Pennyworth?

Yep! There is the outfit we all know and love from the comics!

The trailer is much darker in tone, which is interesting because Danny has typically embraced a much lighter in tone persona. This is a guy who looks like he regrets getting the Iron Fist. But, since he has it, his ultimate goal is to try to just keep the mean streets of New York City peaceful. His main obstacles in this second season are:

  1. Davos, who is hell-bent on getting the Iron Fist power back. Especially after seeing what happened to Kunlun.
  2. The Meachums. We saw Joy in the trailer and it will be interesting to see her plot line play out. We also know that Ward will be in the second season.

Luckily for Colleen and Danny, they have Misty to aid them in their plight.

We learned a few months ago that Bruce Wayne’s Father Figure/Butler will be getting his own show on EPIX. Pennyworth will get a 10 episode order and we just learned that they will begin filming the much-anticipated show in the fall. The show will tell the story of the beloved DC character during the 1960s, when he is a former special-forces officer living in London and working for Thomas Wayne.

No casting news…yet.

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Being the Villain is Not Always a Bad Thing…

In every movie, we have a protagonist and an antagonist. Typically, the antagonist is viewed as the opposition to the hero of the story. The antagonist spurs on some type of philosophical growth in the hero which will propel them to do the right thing. We usually look up to the hero and down at those that go against them. However, as of late, people are rallying around those that we used to frown upon…the villain. However, he or she is no longer viewed as a villain, but as an anti-hero a.k.a. someone who lacks conventional heroic attributes or morals.

Case in point, Bruce Wayne’s arch-nemesis…the Joker.

In Comics, shows, and movies, the Joker is viewed as a psychopath with a warped sense of humor. Thanks to Heath Ledger and Jared Leto’s respective portrayals of the maniacal killer, fans have been wanting and waiting for a movie that focused solely on the popular character.

Over the last few months, news has been picking up that we were not only getting one movie, but two.

Not only did we finally get confirmation that Joaquin Phoenix will be portraying the Joker, but we also heard that Robert DeNiro is in talks to play a talk show host that drives the character to go mad and turn into the “Clown Prince of Crime.” We also learned that Frances Conroy is in talks to play Joker’s Mom. This gritty film is partly written by and directed by Todd Phillips. This movie is not part of the current Worlds of DC, it is a different origin story.

However, the second movie that will revolve around Jared Leto‘s Joker, will continue to  be a part of the Worlds of DC franchise.

Another franchise universe that everyone is looking forward to is being kicked off with Venom, which stars Tom Hardy. In it, we watch Eddie Brock acquire the powers of a symbiote. The other movies slated for the Venom franchise are:

  1. Silver and Black – Silver Sable, a mercenary, is one of those rare characters who can be viewed as both a villain and as an ally to someone like Spider-Man. Black Cat is Felicia Hardy, daughter of cat burglar Walter Hardy. During college, she trained herself be a fighter and acrobatic. These two work together and are at odds times.
  2. Morbius – Will be portrayed by Jared Leto, Morbius, aka Michael Morbius, is imbued with vampiric superhuman abilities and physical traits stemming from a failed biochemical experiment that was supposed cure his rare blood disorder.
  3. Nightwatch – Nightwatch is Doctor Kevin Trench, who witnessed a costumed man die battling some terrorists armed with an invisibility-generating ‘cloaking” device, and unmasked the corpse to learn that it was an older version of himself.
  4. Silk – Cindy Moon is Silk and she was also bitten by the radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker.

Will Venom cross paths with Peter Parker? Well, during SDCC, the Venom director believes that the studio is thinking that it is something that can happen. Also, both Tom Hardy and Tom Holland would love to see these characters face off. So, cross your fingers and pray to St. Jude for this to happen.

What will really be interesting to see is if SONY and the Worlds of DC will be as regimented about scheduling these movies in a timely way like the MCU has effectively done. Remember it is all economic, you have to meet the demand by supplying the product that your audience wants and that can be tricky.