So while JoeCon was happening in Springfield last week, Marvel Studios was busy unleashing great new stuff upon the geek world.
As we all should know by now, Daredevil hit Netflix on Friday, and while I’ve only managed to catch two episodes so far, Marvel was kind enough to post the official red uniform! Check out the mirrored images below.
I am in full fledged GEEK OUT mode about this costume. It retains the great red style of the comic, with just the right amount of cinematic updates. I could see this guy co-existing in an Avengers universe.
Along with this,a series of clips from Avengers: Age of Ultron have been released as well, systematically blowing my mind.
Lastly, a brand spanking new Ant Man trailer was launched, and it’s about 175% better than the last one. Shrinking action, running with ants and Yellowjacket! This film just leaped up in my “must see” list. Great stuff.
I mean, seriously… can you believe this? Daredevil, Avengers, and Ant Man movie/TV news all in one weekend? What crazy world is this? It’s AwesomeWorld, that’s what.
As I recover from JoeCon, my non-G.I. Joe news will get gradually worked back in, but I’m still wanting to focus a lot of attention on the G.I. Joe side, since there’s still a lot to talk about there.
I’m very sad to report that according to multiple sources, former G.I. Joe comic artist and writer Herb Trimpe has passed away.
Any fan of G.I. Joe has an intimate and immediate connection with Mr. Trimpe, serving as the artist for the beginning of the world-changing G.I. Joe comic series, and playing a role throughout that same series for much of its run.
Even above and beyond that, Mr. Trimpe was the artist that originally brought Wolverine to life and had a long and established comic career.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Trimpe’s family and friends.
I think most of us felt pretty good about the fact that the red suit would make an appearance in the 10 episode stint of Netflix’s new Daredevil series, and in fact an Entertainment Weekly article more or less stated that fact.
However, until now there has really never been a direct confirmation by one of the folks involved with the show itself.
Today, both Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock, Daredevil) and Vincent D’onofrino did a Reddit AMA and Cox himself answered a question with the following statement:
I love both of the suits. Obviously it was great to involve the John Romita Jr. black ninja costume but the day I first put on the iconic costume is a day I will never forget.
I’d say that settles that.
Daredevil hits Netflix on April 10th. I’ll be at JoeCon, so the first person to blow spoilers at me gets a gut punch.
As excited as I am for the upcoming slate of Marvel Studios projects I’ve almost written off Fantastic Four before it even gets rolling. Hollywood as a whole has struggled to capture Marvel’s First Foursome in film form, and I’m not convinced this will be any different.
To the Fantastic Four’s credit, I actually enjoyed the first trailer, and thought it brought an interesting atmosphere to the team, mostly due to the pedigree of the director Josh Trank.
This second trailer continues the spirit of that as well, surprisingly. No, there are no especially unique Fantastic Four costumes or logo’s, but the feel is different than what we’ve seen in Fantastic Four films of years past. I may not see this one in the theater, but I’ll check it out on home release. Hopefully I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Ten long days until Daredevil hits Netflix and the world of the Marvel television universe is forever altered.
Today must have been embargo day, because various outlets are reporting out their Daredevil reviews, and amazingly, impressively, they are unanimously positive. Not just positive, but, like, Daredevil changes the dynamic of streaming television positive.
I think secretly I was hoping that Daredevil might set the Netflix world on fire, but I couldn’t be sure. It sounded like they had the right people involved…the right vibe. The right atmosphere. They chose the right era of Daredevil’s history and seemed to have a good grasp on the meat and potatoes of the character itself.
All that work is apparently paying off, as reviews all over the web today are singing the praises of the new show. I’ll post a few links below.
High praise coming from Televised Revolution, who reports that not only is Daredevil the best super hero themed television series they’ve seen, but it is also the best streaming service television series they’ve ever seen.
Hyperbole? I don’t know, but the person who wrote the review has, at least, seen the first episode, and I haven’t. They don’t come across as a raving comic fanboy or anything either, so it certainly appears to be a legitimate statement of Daredevil’s excellence.
Check out Televised Revolution for the full review and as for the rest of us, we’ll all find out starting April 10th!