Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ tangles with Ghost Rider, taking full advantage of a new timeslot for its darkest, most intriguing premiere yet. Our full review, plus answers to a robotic new mystery from tonight's premiere, “The Ghost”!
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If Luke Cage fans had to pick one standout moment from the trailer, it would likely be that of the third Defender outfitted to look like his classic comic appearance, tiara and all. As it turns out, we’ll see a whole new side of Luke Cage come September 30, as the latest featurette reveals a bit of Cage’s origin, including some very questionable wigs.
Here’s another mind-boggling tidbit from the fascinating Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray commentary. Every shot of Black Panther in Civil War is CGI. Not just the obvious ones, like where Panther’s chasing the Winter Soldier on foot or he’s in a hand-to-claw fight with Captain America. Every. Single. Shot.
Rumor has it that Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist could make his presence felt as early as next week’s Luke Cage debut, but ahead of a proper 2017 premiere, get a closer look at the new series. See Danny Rand joined by Jessica Henwick’s Colleen Wing in new set photos from the fourth and final Defender series!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has made steadily smaller connection with the Marvel films, from sending in helicarriers to quick Sokovia meetings, and Doctor Strange will continue the trend. S.H.I.E.L.D. producers explain that while Coulson’s team won’t be palling around the Sanctum Sanctorum anytime soon, Season 4 will explore “some of those same ideas” as the magical Doctor Strange.
There’s something strange about concept art for comic book movies. Seeing artists’ renditions of popular superheroes filtered through the lens of the Hollywood actors that play them blur the line between comic books and movies in a really weird way. Since so many different artists have tackled characters like Iron Man and Captain America, I’m used to them not looking like anyone in particular, but there is the face of Chris Evans or Sebastian Stan poking out from every panel. It’s both very neat and a little, you know, uncanny valley.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return for Season 4 as soon as next week, kicking off both the hunt for a wayward Daisy Johnson, and the introduction of an all-new Ghost Rider. The first clip from Season 4 cools its treads on the Spirit of Vengeance (for now), but still shakes things up with a dangerous pursuit of “Quake.”
You can never keep a good villain down, especially in the Marvel universe (emphasis on “good”), and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk was last seen itching for payback. So it is, that the Daredevil star claims he knows exactly when and where Kingpin will strike next, but which series might we see it in?
Marvel prides itself on the deep interconnectedness of its cinematic universe. Events in one movie continue to the next, and plot threads from years earlier continue to resonates in the lives of the company’s characters. Captain America: Civil War incorporated elements of almost every single Marvel movie that preceded it. Even relatively forgotten MCU movies, like The Incredible Hulk, were rendered important in its massive comic-book tapestry. (Hulk nemesis General Ross, played by William Hurt, made his first Marvel appearance since Incredible Hulk in Civil War, as the current Secretary of State who tries to get the Avengers to agree to the U.S. government’s demands for more accountability.) In Marvel, everything counts and everything connects.
Sure, Luke Cage may have the title focus, but a more than sizable chunk of fans will watch Marvel’s latest Netflix premiere for Simone Missick’s Misty Knight, and an otherwise stellar supporting cast. As such, Misty gets her own Luke Cage poster, along with Rosario Dawson’s increasingly-integral Claire.