Another week, and more MCU news! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: LMD finished up this week, Cloak and Dagger filmed its pilot, and Simon Kinberg spilled a whole bunch about the X-Men universe. Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Oh, wow. Last night’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had a veritably-mind-blowing conclusion. For the most part I enjoyed the whole episode, but the conclusion—teasing the final story arc of the season—was a huge shock. In terms of twists, this was pretty much the biggest one of the series.
But let’s talk about the rest of the episode first.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues tonight with “Self Control” (4x15) at 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific. What do we expect from tonight's episode?
Saturday, February 18, 2017
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As I mentioned in the Weekly MCU Review, there are some indicators pointing to a secret project in Hawaii involving Namor the Sub-Mariner. Currently Marvel’s Inhumans is preparing to enter production in Hawaii, so there may be a connection there, but that is all we know so far.
But, of course, you don’t come here to only be told what we know for certain; if there’s one thing I do more than anything else (aside from the actual reviews), it’s idle speculation! So let’s get to speculating! First, we will run through who Namor is and why he is so important, and then we will talk about possibilities for his character.
Another week, and more MCU news! Not a ton of new MCU news, though Cloak and Dagger and Inhumans both have some rumors to delve into. Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!
Friday, February 17, 2017
By now it’s pretty well known that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: LMD arc is going to conclude next week with the episode “Self Control.” This is the fifteenth episode of the season, leaving seven more episodes for the third and final arc of the season. However, as of late we do not have any definitive information about that final arc beyond a comment from Chloe Bennet that it will give something of a payoff for fans who have been watching since season 1. I really don’t know what that means, but we’re going to speculate, anyways!
What could the final arc of this season be? Here are at least a few possibilities.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Yet again, another late upload for my AoS review. Of course, with the episode airing on the anniversary of St. Valentine’s martyrdom, I was pretty occupied that night. Plus, there was a Pokémon GO event going on (anyone else still playing? Anyone coming back now that Generation 2 has been added?), so I think I have an excuse or two. I’m also mulling over an extra article for either tomorrow or Sunday about the upcoming third arc of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so stay tuned for that.
With all of that out of the way, let’s get on with the review.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, Episode 14 ("Valentine's Day Episode") "The Man Behind the Shield" EXPECTATIONS
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues tonight with “The Man Behind the Shield” (4x14) at 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific. If you don’t have a date for tonight, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is waiting for you. If you do have a date for tonight, invite her over to watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with you! If she refuses, she probably wasn’t right for you, anyways… What do we expect from tonight's episode?
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Another week, and more MCU news! There’s a whole bunch of TV news, along with confirmation of some expected actors for the movies. Oh, and there’s a Super Bowl trailer or two. Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
This isn’t a particularly long review, but at least it’s going up about 12 hours after the episode aired! I really enjoyed this episode, and particularly how it starts to put things into place for what I assume is the conclusion of this story arc. We are already five episodes into the “LMD” arc, and there’s still one more to come this episode, so I expect this arc to last another 3 episodes before AoS goes on break for a month or so. That would let them return in April for a third arc that can connect in some way to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (again, I expect something thematic, not direct).
Regardless, on to the episode at hand.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues tonight with “BOOM” (4x13) at 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific. What do we expect from tonight's episode?
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Another week, and more MCU news! Just like that, we've got all kinds of news about The Runaways and Cloak and Dagger, just ahead of their scheduled filming this month. Put some ketchup on your eggs, and catch-up on your Marvel news!
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Cloak and Dagger officially has its leads: Aubrey Joseph as Cloak, and Olivia Holt as Dagger.
Only a matter of days after announcing the cast of Cloak and Dagger, Marvel also announced the cast of its “sister show” (because, come on, they’re both about teams of misfit runaway kids with superpowers) The Runaways:
Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) as Alex WilderLyrica Okano (The Affair) as Nico MinoruVirginia Gardner (Goat) as Karolina DeanAriela Barer (New Girl) as Gert YorkesGregg Sulkin (Faking It) as Chase SteinAllegra Acosta (100 Things to Do Before High School) as Molly Hernandez
At some point we will find out more about the show, but knowing the cast does raise at least 1 interesting point. The obvious change is from the original cast is the final member listed: Molly Hernandez. To me it’s pretty obvious that she is replacing Molly Hayes, the mutant member of the team. However, it is (slightly) less clear why. It could be a diversity decision, but the most likely reason is that Molly, as a mutant, has her rights tied up somewhere between Marvel Studios and FOX, and Marvel decided not to even mess with them. So given that this is a totally new character who isn’t at all based on a pre-existing mutant character, how are they going to explain her superpowers? Smart money says that she’s an Inhuman.
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DC is really killing it on TV with the DCTVU on the CW. It’s up to four shows running simultaneously in 2 different universes (I assume Supergirl is still in a parallel universe), and it will reportedly expand with Black Lightning. I have to say, the CW is really putting Marvel to shame on the small screen, at least from a shared-universe standpoint. The closest Marvel has is on Netflix, but the Netflix shows do not air new episodes concurrently. Of course, this could change if Marvel, ABC, Freeform, and Hulu find a way for The Runaways and Cloak and Dagger to share a lot of interconnectivity (which would be a nightmare to plan but seriously worth it).
The Han Solo spinoff movie started filming this week.
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Friday, February 3, 2017