Saturday, March 26, 2016

Weekly MCU Review for 3/26 (Holy Saturday)

Another week, and more MCU news!  There really wasn’t a ton of news this week:  Daredevil season 2 came out last weekend, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got the ball rolling on its spinoff.  Although, there was this little art-house flick that premiered yesterday… what was it?  Oh, that’s right:  Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice!  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Mostly MCU Reviews

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Since Daredevil season 2 was released last Friday, I’ve reviewed the whole thing without spoilers:  Part 1 and Part 2.  Nickel summary:  it’s really good, especially the parts with the Punisher.  What do you think of the season?

I also reviewed Daredevil season 2, episode 1, “Bang,” last week.

Expectations and review for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3, Episode 13:  “Marvel’s Most Wanted”—I mean, “Parting Shot.”

MCU News

Links to news articles and blog posts about the MCU

Well, now that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gave Marvel’s Most Wanted its backdoor pilot (and they started working on the actual pilot), it looks like we’re going to start getting information about the non-spinoff finally.  First up comes casting news:  Oded Fehr and Fernanda Andrade are both reported to be joining the series.  There’s also a tentative logo:
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At least now I have something to replace my photoshop!

Do you want to see Jeremy Renner star in a Hawkeye Netflix series?  The man himself would be interested, and I sure would be, too!

Rumor Has It that Marvel has a Captain Britain series in development!  It appears that this really is legitimate according to the named producer, but that it is not an official Marvel TV project—instead it is a fan project which they are planning to pitch to Marvel Studios in 2017.  Are you interested in seeing Britain’s own superhero get a series?  Note that there will be a “Rumor Has It” article discussing Captain Britain which will publish this afternoon.

So apparently Disney (as well as a number of other studios) has decided that they aren’t a huge fan of the First Amendment.  Georgia has a Religious Liberty Bill pending before the Governor which would protect religious organizations from being targeted with lawsuits.  The bill would make it legal for a faith-based religious organization to deny services/employment based on “their sincerely held religious belief.”  In other words, a gay couple couldn’t walk into a church and sue them for refusing to perform a gay marriage (something which does actually happen).  Let’s make something perfectly clear here:  This bill is not “discriminatory”; it is stating that the First Amendment (specifically the “free exercise clause,” “Congress shall make no law… prohibiting the free exercise [of religion]”) actually still has weight.  If this bill is unconstitutional (from my understanding of it), then the First Amendment itself is unconstitutional!  But apparently the Motion Picture Association of America and Disney Studios disagree with the Constitution, because the MPAA has expressed their outrage against the bill, and Disney put out a statement saying that they will boycott Georgia if it passes.  AND ALL OF THIS IS OVER A STATE SAYING THAT THEY ACTUALLY WANT TO FOLLOW THE FIRST AMENDMENT!!!!!

News from Around Geekdom

Anything not related to the MCU that I find interesting

So Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opened this weekend.  So far the reviews have been pretty mixed.  I haven’t seen it yet (very busy weekend), but I will probably try to see it on Monday.  Have you seen it yet, and if so, did you like it?  Don’t put any spoilers in the comments!

They’ve already announced the Blu-Ray/DVD release date for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice on July 16.

Huh.  So Paul McCartney is joining the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.  Interesting.  I didn’t know he was an actor.

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