Promos for next week’s Agents of SHIELD and The Flash

It’s Wednesday morning, which means we’ve moved on to next week’s installments of Agents of SHIELD and The Flash.  Check out the promo videos below!

“The Dirty Half Dozen” – Gonzales and Coulson must find a way to put their differences aside and work together against Hydra, even if it means teaming up with someone they don’t trust, on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, April 28th on ABC.

“The Trap” – Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) set a trap for Wells (Tom Cavanagh). Cisco uses himself as prey which puts him in grave danger. Meanwhile, Eddie (Rick Cosnett) makes a decision regarding Iris (Candice Patton), which leaves Joe a bit unsettled. Steve Shill directed the episode written by Alison Schapker & Brooke Eikmeier.

Marvel and Netflix announce second season of Daredevil

The reaction was so swift and intense, it was almost obvious that a second season of the landmark Netflix/Marvel series Daredevil would be in the offering.  However, with the two media giants planning four separate series, leading into the Defenders, it was a bit dubious as to how a second season might be approached.

Well, in 2016 we’ll find out.

According to Marvel, a second season of Daredevil is on the blocks for 2016, which will seemingly coincide with the first seasons of Luke Cage and Iron Fist (AKA Jessica Jones supposedly hits later this year).  This may make continuity a bit tricky, but it could also serve to add some nice depth to this shared universe before leading into The Defenders.  If it were any other company, I might be worried how they’d juggle this all, but Marvel Studios seems to have a very firm grasp on how their properties all play in the same sandbox, so I have little doubt that will extend to this Netflix partnership.

Another interesting item to note is that according to Variety, showrunner Steven DeNight will not be joining Daredevil in its second season, which will instead be led by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez.  It should be noted that both Petrie and Ramirez were executive producers on the first season, so it will not be a very steep learning curve.

This is exciting news for sure.  I recently wrapped up the 13 episode first season of Daredevil, and I’ll be more than happy to digest another 13!


Agents of SHIELD spin off in the works for Mockingbird?

Although ratings have been somewhat questionable for Agents of SHIELD in its first two seasons, the rumor mill is already churning about a potential spin off in the works, being developed by Marvel Studios.  Until recently, the nature of this spin off was unknown, but according to sources at the Hollywood Reporter the show will be led by Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood.

Palicki and Blood currently star as Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse and Lance Hunter on the Marvel show, in the midst of a meaty second season.  The potential spin off is raising some eyebrows, mostly because Palicki and Moore have quickly become fan favorites on the Agents of SHIELD show, and fans might be wondering how their roles will be filled going into Season Three.  A slight disclaimer here…  Agents of SHIELD hasn’t been officially greenlit for a third season, but it does seem likely to continue on.

This puts another intriguing wrinkle into the weekly Marvel Studios series, which is already ramping up for another exciting end of the season to tie into a major motion picture, much the same way it did with Winter Soldier last year.  Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1st, and promises to tie directly into Agents of SHIELD.

We’ll see how this shakes out.  I’m excited to see Mockingbird getting to headline her own show, but a bit nervous at the potential gap she’ll leave behind.  We’ll see how it shakes out.

Check out the full story at the Hollywood Reporter.


Confirmation of the red suit’s appearance in Netflix’s Daredevil

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.


Two new trailers for Netflix’s Daredevil

Praise continues to fly in unabated for the upcoming Netflix Daredevil series, like a dream come true for Daredevil fans everywhere.

Now, two additional trailers have been released, and on Youtube, Comic Book Resources has combined them both into a single four-minute adrenaline pumping supercut.

Check them out embedded below.  Is it April 10th yet?

New Fantastic Four trailer takes flight

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.


Good heavens, everyone loves Daredevil – And look, a new TV Spot!

Ten days.

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.

Also, a second TV Spot has been posted as well, with just a bit of new footage, but a whole new tone.

Good grief. JoeCon and Netflix’s Daredevil all in one weekend. If I’m alive by Monday it’ll be a damned miracle.


Promos for episode 18 of The Flash and episode 16 of Agents of SHIELD

Hot off two exciting episodes of Marvel and DC’s latest television universes, we have promo videos for the next new episodes of both The Flash and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

In The Flash “All Star Team Up” Felicity returns to Central City with Ray Palmer along for the ride!  The next episode lands in two weeks!

Meanwhile in Agents of SHIELD “Afterlife” we meet Lincoln, a mysterious Inhuman.

With each episode, both of these shows dive deeper into the comic world, and I’m enjoying the ride.

EDIT– Thanks to PopCritica for pointing out that Flash isn’t actually back next week…  we’v got two very long weeks to wait!

Another rave review for Netflix’s Daredevil

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!


Agents of SHIELD clip sheds some light on SHIELD’s fall

The events in Captain America: Winter Soldier feel like they happened such a long time ago, and tomorrow night, we get to revisit that time during Agents of SHIELD.  As the two SHIELD’s prepare to clash, we get a peek at how Bobbie and Mack met up with Gonzales…

I still can’t quite get my head around the fact that we have a weekly TV series with Mockingbird as one of the main heroes.  That’s pretty bad ass.  They gotta find a way to get Renner on this show, too…at least for a guest spot.