Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has literally dropped the Ghost Rider from Season 4 to focus on its LMD arc, but even if Gabriel Luna’s Robbie Reyes returns, it’s worth wondering what became of the other figure we met, suspected to be Johnny Blaze. Sadly, producers clarify we won’t be seeing him again, as the Rider only takes one host at a time.
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Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ continues running Season 4’s ‘LMD’ program with “The Patriot,” but does a not-so-surprising reveal about Jeffrey Mace mean even less super-powered hijinks going forward? And what’s this about a ‘Luke Cage’ connection? Find out in our full review of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s latest!
Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code, Warcraft) is not directing the Green Lantern Corps movie, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have something to say about it. The director took to Twitter today to share his opinion of the hero and how he would make him better. His solution: make him dumb.
It’s a new year, which means it’s time to get hyped for the latest batch of Marvel superhero movies hitting the multiplex in the next few months. In 2017 we’re getting the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, which will introduce us to, among others, Kurt Russell’s Ego the Living Planet, aka Star-Lord’s long-lost dad. You might know him best as a really really big glowing head in the comics, but in the movie he’ll also have a human form. Probably a little easier on the budget.
The Flash may never overcome its awkward choice to turn Barry and Iris from adoptive siblings to star-crossed lovers, but if the midseason finale’s vision of the future come to pass, that may not be a problem much longer. So it is with an extended 2017 trailer for “Borrowing Problems From the Future,” as Team Flash races to alter the future by piecing together what Barry saw.
It took the X-Men films over a decade to finally introduce the iconic Sentinel robots, but will TV manage to do it far sooner? That’s the word on FOX’s as-yet-untitled X-Men TV series, which producers claim will feature the mutant-hunting baddies, “though very different from what we’ve seen before.”
An “October surprise” refers to a major revelation deliberately timed to influence the outcome of a Presidential election. The Oscars, then, regularly offer a January surprise, in which a contender comes out of nowhere to elbow their way into the awards conversation. This year’s big shock is permanently smirking superhero send-up Deadpool, which has already upended plenty of predictions by racking up nominations among various industry guild groups. Superhero movies have never been able to crack the Best Picture race, but perhaps the self-reflexive meta streak in Deadpool could give it the edge it needs to sneak into the category. The nominations will be announced one week from today, and who’ll end up at the big dance is anyone’s guess.
In a world where Rogue One can fold in Star Wars Rebels canon and vice-versa, it can be frustrating for Marvel fans that the movie and TV sides haven’t had any real back-and-forth characters. Someone like Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin would seem like a natural fit, even in passing reference, but the Daredevil star sadly believes “It makes sense not to mix the TV stuff.”
It’s generally accepted Gotham practice, that because the series would take a decade or so to elevate David Mazouz’s Bruce Wayne to Batman, some of the character’s greatest foes have arisen inexplicably early. So it was with the Joker-esque Jerome, and now Season 3 may be introducing a Harley Quinn character before the year is out.
So far the Marvel movies have been pretty light on the flashbacks, especially when it comes to origin stories. The upcoming Black Panther, however, will feature a few flashbacks to T’Challa’s youth as it tells a kind of coming-of-age story. We’ve known for a bit that there would be flashbacks, but now we know some details: at least one of them will feature a 1990s-era AC Transit bus.