Taika Waititi loves putting himself in his movies. He covered in blood What We Do In the Shadows and a zany preacher at a funeral in Hunt for the Wilderpeople. And you can bet the New Zealand filmmaker will show up in his Thor: Ragnarok.
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While the post-credits scene was once a surprise specially afforded to those superfans with the dedication to sit through the final frames of a film, it’s now become par for the course, a de facto advertisement for whatever a franchise might have up its sleeve next. Marvel Studios has turned this into standard operating procedure, to the point where viewers expect nothing less than another tasty morsel of footage, the cinematic equivalent of the delicious fries waiting for you at the bottom of your McDonald’s bag. How to continue taking audiences off-guard, then? Marvel could do no post-credit scene at all, that’d certainly throw people for a loop. Or... they could do five.
The first press screenings of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 took place in New York and Los Angeles last night. Full reviews are embargoed until next week, but members of he media were allowed to tweet their reactions, so we’ve got a slew of mini-reviews to share today.
Ever since he signed on to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the biggest question James Gunn has faced — aside from the usual inquiries about Star-Lord’s dad and what’s up with the villain — is whether he’d return for Vol. 3. His answer, consistently: He just doesn’t know. That changed this afternoon, as Gunn himself made an official announcement on his Facebook page — no need to play coy about this one since you already read the headline.
Marvel’s Punisher spinoff is still something of a mystery; given an ambiguous 2017 release date around The Defenders, without any confirmation of episode order. At the very least, we may now have a look at the cast and key art, courtesy of a new Quesada-style poster.
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi dominating today’s conversations on social media, you might’ve forgotten that there are actually other movies being released in 2017. There are many! In fact, some of them are even being released by the same studio! One such film — the little-known Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 — braved the onslaught of Star Wars talk to release a brand new clip last night, setting the stage for future films in the franchise (and turning one late night sidekick into a movie star in the process). While the attached video shows the full segment, I’ve queued it up the relevant part.
Much as we’re enjoying all the Inhuman action Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can bring, there’s a palpable question if Coulson and co. will be back for Season 5. An actual Inhumans series complicates that prospect, but it seems an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. renewal is imminent, according to reports.
Like Daredevil before him, Jon Bernthal’s Punisher took an entire season to finally suit up in his classic comic costume. Anyone following the Netflix spinoff has likely been wondering if another scant wardrobe is in effect, but at long last, Bernthal is back behind that classic skull with new set photos.
Now that we know Marvel’s Defenders will assemble in August, the game is on for official photos and footage. Thankfully, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada has sprung into action with a gorgeous new illustrated poster for the four Netflix heroes.
Jessica Jones Season 2 production is theoretically underway in New York City, though the second run of Marvel’s most-wanted Defender has only made one significant casting announcement to date. Now, new reports list at least four major characters in the mix, potentially pointing toward a Daredevil villain in the process.