Saturday, January 16, 2016

Weekly MCU Review for 1/16

Another week, and more MCU news!  Not a ton going on right now, though the Russos have been opening up about Avengers: Infinity War.  Also, Agent Carter comes back this Tuesday!  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Mostly MCU Reviews

My articles from the week

Well, I accidentally forgot to publish a Jessica Jones review this week, but I will have another article up this afternoon looking forward to Agent Carter, so…

Now for articles I did publish!

First up is our final AoS-Less Discussion:  Resolve a Loose End from the first 2 seasons of Agents of S.H.I.EL.D.  What’s your loose end?

Next, expectations for Agent Carter season 2.  What do you expect this season?

MCU News

Links to news articles and blog posts about the MCU

Ryan Coogler is officially directing Black Panther.

Did you hear that there are going to be 67 characters in Avengers: Infinity War?  Apparently that’s just figurative.

I’m going to post an article about this later today, but according to the Agent Carter showrunners, season 2 will include a small tie-in to Doctor Strange.  Specifically, they will use Darkforce.  Are you excited to see this?

Deadline confirms that ABC has ordered a pilot for Marvel’s Most Wanted, which will film in the next couple months.  What do you want to see in this series?

According to IGN, Marvel and ABC are working on another comedy series to air on ABC, in addition to Damage Control.  That would bring the number of announced/in-development Marvel-ABC series up to four (Marvel’s Most Wanted, Damage Control, John Ridley’s mystery project, and this new comedy), in addition to the two that are currently airing (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter).  And that’s not even considering the five series airing/in-development for Netflix (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders)!  I’m not concerned about Netflix, but I’m not sure if six Marvel series can coexist on the same network (even on different nights).  AoS and Agent Carter don’t air together—Agent Carter replaces AoS during the midseason break—so maybe the plan is to do that with at least 1 of the other series.  Additionally, one could air during the summer when there is much less competition.  But regardless, I doubt that we will see five Marvel shows on ABC all the time next year!

News from Around Geekdom

Anything not related to the MCU that I find interesting

Marvel’s “Civil War II” will start with a free issue on Free Comic Book Day, May 7 (the day after Captain America: Civil War opens).  Are you looking forward to Captain Marvel vs. Iron Man?

Who’s excited about a return to C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia?  To be honest, I’m really not.  And this news from producer Mark Gordon really doesn’t do much to increase my interest level.  On the one hand, he says that The Silver Chair will be a complete reboot of the franchise, something which it kind of needs after the poorly-received The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  On the other hand, there is speculation that the script will “renovate Lewis’ approach” to the book—and that’s exactly what went wrong with Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in the first place!!!  Are you interested in seeing this movie?

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