Saturday, February 27, 2016

Weekly MCU Review for 2/27

Another week, and more MCU news!  Agent Carter is nearing its season finale, Marvel's Most Wanted received a synopsis, and Marvel has its Iron Fist!  Oh, and Daredevil season 2's second trailer dropped.  There was a lot of Marvel TV news this week!  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

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Here is my review of the Jessica Jones season 1 finale, “AKA Smile.”  Come back on Monday for my thoughts on season 2!

Next up, expectations and review of this week’s Agent Carter episodes, “The Edge of Mystery” and “A Little Song and Dance.”  The season finale is this Tuesday!

If you’ve been following my series about Marvel’s Civil War—and why it needs to be more than just Captain America: Civil War—you need to check out my last article this week, which lays out some of the ways that the Phase 3 movies can tie in with Civil War.

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Martin Freeman  has now been confirmed to be playing Everett Ross, a U.S. government official who acts as something of a liaison to Wakanda.

Marvel’s Most Wanted has received a summary in preparation for filming its pilot (sometime this late winter/spring):

“Centers on Bobbi Morse (a.k.a. Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two ex-spies and ex-spouses who are on the run with no friends, no S.H.I.E.L.D. and a long list of enemies looking to claim a bounty on their heads. Able to trust no one but each other, Bobbi and Hunter form an uneasy alliance with Dominic Fortune, a rogue adventurer with a wealth of resources and even more adversaries, who agrees to protect them so long as they help him with his own agenda. These two heroes will help anyone in need, all while trying to uncover the conspiracy that put their own lives in jeopardy.”

Looking over the summary, it appears that they will be leaving S.H.I.E.L.D. and going freelance while being hunted down.  I think it looks pretty interesting, though it’s not quite what I was expecting.

Here is the second full trailer for Daredevil season 2.  Reaction:  Whoa!  It looks like the Yakuza/Hand will be the main villain for the season, and Daredevil, Punisher, and Elektra will all be trying to take them down in their own way.

Here is an Elektra-centric promo and poster for Daredevil season 2:
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Personally, I’m a fan of the functional suits we’ve been getting for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Punisher, and Elektra.  Functional fits much better with the MCU than the purely decorative costumes in the comics.  And for the record, I highly doubt we’ll ever see Elodie Yung fighting crime in a one-piece red bathing suit and headband.  Also for the record, Elodie Yung looks much better as Elektra than Jennifer Garner did, even if the latter’s costume was more faithful to the comics—which just means it’s redder and bustier.

Related to the above, here is an interview which Elodie Yung did with Marvel about playing Elektra.

Out of curiosity, how does one merit an early viewing of Daredevil season 2?  Den of Geek, Variety, and Nerd Repository all have early Daredevil season 2 reviews out, and they pretty much all agree that season 2 is going to be great.

Remember how a while back Mike Colter (Luke Cage) revealed that Marvel and Netflix had already cast their Danny Rand/Iron Fist, but he was locked up in a basement somewhere?  Well, it sounds like he might be let out soon, as the rumor surfaced (and has been corroborated) that the actor is none other than Finn Jones of Game of Thrones.  Considering that it’s already February, they do need to get the casting done pretty soon if Iron Fist will be released this year (which is still possible).

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For the record, this makes about as much sense as just about any of the human candidates running for President!

WB isn’t wasting any time:  Batman v. Superman comes out in March, and on April 11 they start filming Justice League Part 1 under the working titleCaveman.”  I’m curious to see how their “rush everyone together in a ‘mature universe’” plan turns out.


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