Saturday, April 23, 2016

Weekly MCU Review for 4/23

Another week, and more MCU news!  Not quite as much happened this week as last, but we did find a few things out on the TV front, along with a little bit on Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!

Mostly MCU Reviews

My articles from the week

First up for the week, my thoughts on the rumor that Valkyrie will appear in Thor: Ragnarok.

Continuing our reviews of Daredevil season 2, here is episode 5, “Kinbaku.”  What is your favorite part of the season?

Expectations and review for this week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “The Team.”  What did you think of the Secret Warriors?

Here is my overview of the new heroes who will be making their MCU debuts in Captain America: Civil War:  Spider-Man and Black Panther.

Finally, my wish list for the last 5 episodes of this season on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

MCU News

Links to news articles and blog posts about the MCU

I love how Marvel has been using WHIH (pretty much the only TV news channel in the MCU) for viral marketing for the last 2 movies.  Case in point:  The “Avengers Impact” clip from Christine Everhart and political correspondent Will Adams.

News on Spider-Man: Homecoming:  an Avenger will be in it, but Michael Keaton will not.

After basically making the MCU happen by helming the first two Iron Man movies, Jon Favreau is back behind the camera to executive produce Avengers: Infinity War.

Well this is disappointing:  The Inhumans has lost its release date.  I was actually looking forward to that movie; hopefully it’s just being pushed for a Spider-Man sequel or something.

Congratulations to Jessica Jones for winning a Peabody Award for “Entertainment and Children’s Programming,” but is this series really “child-friendly?”

Iron Fist has added two more supporting characters in Joy and Ward Meachum, played by Jessica Stroup and Tom Pelphrey, respectively.  Also, it has started filming and a few set photos have trickled onto the Internet.

Eka Darville (Malcolm, Jessica Jones) confirmed that he will return for The Defenders.  That brings the number of characters that we know will be in the team-up series up to 6:  Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Malcolm, and Claire.

Here is the official synopsis for Cloak and Dagger:

“Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” is an adaptation of the beloved Marvel characters whose story is aimed squarely at young adults. This live-action interracial romance follows Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart — but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.

My guess is that a showrunner announcement will be coming within the next couple weeks, along with some casting rumors.  Most likely by Comic-Con we will know a lot more about it.  It sounds like they really want to make this happen soon.  Are you excited for this project?

News from Around Geekdom

Anything not related to the MCU that I find interesting

Do you want to see all three human Lanterns in the Green Lantern Corps movie?

Sy Fy has ordered a pilot for Krypton, the Superman origin series that’s been teased for a couple years.  It sounds interesting, but I wonder exactly what the point of it will be beyond “Hey, look at Krypton!  Isn’t it cool?”

Robert Downey Jr. is saying that Sherlock Holmes 3 will start filming this year.  Are you excited to see RDJ as Holmes again?

Ummm… what???  I’m not sure which is more concerning:  Joaquin Phoenix playing Jesus or a movie titled Mary Magdalene.  Either way, I am really not looking forward to having to watch this movie next year and eviscerate it for all the ways it managed to miss the mark…

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