Saturday, January 9, 2016

Weekly MCU Review for 1/9

Another week, and more MCU news!  Agent Carter is only a week-and-a-half away, Daredevil season 2 received a release announcement, and Black Panther has a director.  Other than that’s it’s been something of a slow news week.  But regardless, put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Mostly MCU Reviews

My articles from the week

Up first for the week, my review of Jessica Jones season 1, episode 7, “AKA Top Shelf Perverts.”  At this rate I will finish reviewing Jessica Jones with just 4 weeks to spare before Daredevil season 2 drops (uh, spoiler alert?)!

This week’s “AoS-Less Tuesday Discussion” was:  Pitch an Agent Carter spinoff.”  I pitched The Howling Commandos.  What do you want to see for a spinoff?

MCU News

Links to news articles and blog posts about the MCU

Ryan Coogler (Creed) has been confirmed to direct Black Panther.  At this point the only remaining Phase 3 films needing directors are Captain Marvel and The Inhumans (not including the 3 announced-but-untitled movies in 2020).

There is a downsides to posting this on a weekly basis instead of when the news breaks, but there's also an upside:  on the downside I'm never one of the first to announce it; on the upside I can cut straight to the chase.  Case in point:  the Daredevil season 2 release.  Early in the week there was an update on that Daredevil-in-March story from last week:  EW is retracting it.  Instead, suggested this week that Daredevil season 2 will release on March 25, against Batman v. Superman, setting off a veritable firestorm on the Internet.  However, by the end of the week Netflix had come out and announced an official date:  according to the new Daredevil season 2 trailer (which is from the Netflix YouTube channel), it will release on March 18, a week before Batman v. Superman.

Oh yeah, by the way, there’s a new Daredevil season 2 trailer!  I think it looks pretty cool.  The focus is entirely on what happened in season 1, but at the end it sets up why season 2 is necessary:  Matt’s work isn’t done.  What do you think of the trailer?

And here are a pair of posters for season 2:

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What do you think of them?

Clark Gregg wants to see Marvel make a Black Widow movie.  I have to say that I agree with him.  Unfortunately the release schedule is pretty well packed already through 2019, so I think Netflix might be their best option.  One of the coolest suggestions I saw was Black Widow and Hawkeye teaming up against the Taskmaster, which would work very well on Netflix.

News from Around Geekdom

Anything not related to the MCU that I find interesting

News on the DC TV front:  TNT’s live-action Titans series is not moving forward, but NBC is moving forward with a comedy series called Powerless, which will be about an insurance company responsible for repairing the wreckage left behind by super-powered battles.  That sounds a lot like Marvel’s Damage Control series, so hopefully the two will find a way to differentiate themselves from each other.

Add another one to the list of records Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken:  highest New Year’s Day box office, with $34.4million, which put its domestic total at $686 million, almost $30 million more than The Titanic.  Odds are pretty good that it will pass Avatar domestically this week—and it did just that on Wednesday, with a domestic total of over $760.5 million.  At this point I'm done covering Star Wars box office records... at least until it breaks the record for earning more money than the U.S. National Debt!

Is Luke Skywalker getting typecast as a villain?  DC Animation, TMNT,…  "Luke is Snoke" confirmed!

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