“Where are we now?”
This is what superhero geeks have been waiting for ever since Thanos was teased in that Avengers post-credit scene.
Amongst comic book geeks, The Runaways has always been a no-brainer for either film or TV adaptation.
After the sensational first three Marvel-Netflix series viz. Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Daredevil 2, the franchise somewhat lost its way with the relatively disappointing Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. Thus, there was definitely pressure on this adaptation of the fan-favourite character – The Punisher – to right the ship, so to speak.
Director Taika Waititi attempts to graft the tone of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies onto Thor : Ragnarok but it’s all painfully superficial.
Once the Marvel Cinematic Universe was up and running, it was only a matter of time before an adaptation of the teen-centric comic Runaways would become reality.
The reason why Fox’s The Gifted is resonating with us while CW’s slate of DC superhero shows continue to bore and annoy is simple – the stakes seem real and urgent for the mutant characters.
It’s time to stop being surprised about how good The Gifted is! Episode 3 “eXodus” continued the standard of excellence thus far experienced with this well-written mutant series.
The New Mutants director Josh Broome described his movie as a horror film. Based on the first trailer, it certainly is!
With The Gifted, there are now three Marvel-based TV series – the other two being Agents of SHIELD and Legion – that have surpassed the entire slate of CW DC Comics-based series.
Expectations were predictably low for The Gifted, the latest Fox mutant TV series. Based on the synopsis, it appeared similar to Heroes and the first season of Agents of SHIELD. Thankfully, it exceeded our expectations!
The best way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the ‘King of Comics’ the late great Jack Kirby is to simply appreciate his work.
Sometimes we wonder if the worst thing to ever happen to geek movies/TV was the massive success of the first Avengers movie.
Here we go! Jack Kirby’s Inhumans finally gets an on-screen adaptation. Except it’s not the promised MCU film but an ABC TV series instead.
Last time Fox attempted an adaptation of the classic X-Men “Dark Phoenix” story, they royally screwed it up in X-Men: The Last Stand.
Based on the Jack Kirby creations from the pages of Fantastic Four, Inhumans TV series will be produced by ABC and Marvel TV with IMAX Corporation as a financing partner. Which probably explains why the series is set to debut on IMAX screens on September 1, 2017, and run for two weeks, before premiering on ABC on September 22, and airing eight episodes.
Just like the Marvel Studios films, Marvel Television’s web TV series for Netflix introduced characters through solo series before leading into the Defenders team series, sometime in mid-2017. Iron Fist is the last of the solo series before the Avengers-like team up happens.
We have always had a love-hate relationship with the X-Men movie universe.
Netflix has released more images from the upcoming original series adapting Marvel martial arts hero Iron Fist. These images give us a first look at Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Joy (Jessica Stroup) and Ward Meachum (Tom Pelphrey).
It’s no secret that Guardians of the Galaxy is one of our favourite comic book movie adaptations of all time and we have been eagerly anticipating the sequel due in 2017.
Are you tired of superhero movies?
Considering that 2016 had the most superhero movies to date (SIX!) – a valid concern would be creeping fatigue – would the sheer volume of such movies turn people against superhero movies in general?
Regular visitors will know that Iron Fist is a favourite of ours.
Yes, that’s it above! We see Danny Rand (Finn Jones) about to dispatch a bad guy as a multitude of other baddies lie prone behind. We cannot wait to see how the power of Iron Fist will be expressed on screen.
And finally, we have a release date – March 17, 2017! Mark your calendars!
… still there’s more …
The countdown to the fourth Marvel + Netflix original series begins now with this smashing trailer for Luke Cage!