Marvel’s Netflix Defenders has only hinted at its major villains so far, but the closing moments of Daredevil Season 2 gave us a Hand-y clue. Now, a brief new tease appears to showcase a hotly-anticipated resurrection on the way to complicate matters.
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All our skulls heat up with word that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ghost Rider would reignite in time for Season 4’s finale, but the question remains how Gabriel Luna’s Robbie Reyes reenters the scene. Get a clue in the first synopsis for our “World’s End” finale, and see what other familiar faces are coming back!
Even though he should have been hard at work on The Winds of Winter, George R. R. Martin took some time out of his week to appear on History Channel’s new documentary series Superheroes Decoded, all about how today’s culture became so dominated by the creations of Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and the like. Martin shared a fan letter he wrote to Marvel Comics, praising one of the issues of Fantastic Four, and the entire magazine.
Pop quiz: What’s the highest-grossing non-sequel Marvel movie after The Avengers? Surprisingly, it’s not Iron Man or Captain America or Doctor Strange. It’s the first Guardians of the Galaxy, which made an impressive $773 million worldwide. Its...
The “pod” approach to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 has kept any one story from sagging, but we’re hard-pressed not to feel the absence of Gabriel Luna’s Ghost Rider. Well, ABC dug into the budget for one last ride, as a cryptic new tweet confirms that Robbie Reyes and his flaming skull will back before we know it.
At long last, this week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally revealed the significance of its Hydra-fied “Framework” reality, as Aida prepares to build herself a flesh-and-blood body in the real world. That could theoretically extend to other deceased characters returning in recent weeks, but EPs now throw some cold water on Ward’s full-time return.
No Marvel movie is complete without a rousing game of “Spot the Stan Lee.” In a nod to many of the iconic superheroes Lee helped create, each movie — often regardless of studio — has budgeted a small portion of its running time to one of Lee’s prominent background characters. He’s played a security guard, a playboy, a librarian, and a military general, and as long as Lee’s health permitted, fans could expect Lee to pop in without any broader connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At least, that was the case until Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The original Guardians of the Galaxy had a scene featuring David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream.” But did you know that Guardians director James Gunn wanted the Starman himself, David Bowie, to make a cameo appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Sadly, Bowie’s health declined, and he passed away before he could film a role for the film. That’s just one of the marvelous facts featured in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
Spider-Man is simultaneously the closest and furthest from Marvel’s Netflix Defenders; a street-level New York hero, but one whose relationship with the MCU is tied with another studio. Iron Fist seems least of all the Marvel hero to meet the wall-crawler, yet a curious change in Netflix’s Italian dub makes reference to Spidey.
It’s been three years since the first Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters, and according to James Gunn, not a single fan has been able to find that one super-obscure easter egg — though some have gotten pretty close. (And if you think Gunn’s pulling your chain, he offered $100,000 to anyone who could prove it doesn’t exist.) With the sequel hitting theaters next week, Gunn’s at it again, confirming that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 contains another one of those pesky, cleverly-concealed easter eggs, and he’s not giving you any hints.