The moment Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. confirmed its intent to introduce the Robbie Reyes iteration of Ghost Rider, fans wondered what might become of an MCU Johnny Blaze. S.H.I.E.L.D. producers have explained their choice to eschew the more classic character, thought last night’s “Lockup” included a surprising easter egg that may preclude Blaze’s appearance.
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Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ sends Ghost Rider and the team behind bars with Season 4’s “Lockup,” but did Robbie Reyes’ fiery temper doom Uncle Eli? And what secret is the Patriot-ic Jeffrey Mace apparently hiding? Find out in our full review of tonight’s latest ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’!
It’s almost impossible for filmmakers and executives to discuss sequel ideas without name-dropping Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (the same goes for discussing reboots / origin stories without citing Batman Begins). Such is the case with director Scott Derrickson, who was recently asked about his ideas for a potential sequel to Doctor Strange. Unsurprisingly, he referenced The Dark Knight — though not entirely without merit.
The initial lack of announced cast for Marvel’s Netflix Punisher spinoff made it unusual that production had begun, but now that Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle is firmly back in the habit, more fresh faces are announced for the Defender side-series. Both Bates Motel’s Jaime Ray Newman and 11.22.63 sharpshooter Daniel Webber have joined the cast in supporting roles, along with two others.
Last week’s Logan trailer showed a very different vision of Marvel’s favorite mutant, about as far cry from an X-Men movie as we ever expected. If you feel the third Wolverine movie could use a bit more yellow spandex, however, check out this fan mash-up of the Logan trailer with Wolverine’s animated counterparts.
The most common knock against Marvel’s cinematic universe: All their movies look the same. In a mega-franchise spanning 14 films and counting, that look can get pretty stale. For the most part, these movies about bravery are pretty timid when it comes to visual storytelling.
We’ve known for about a month that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange would be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War, but with little else to go on, the size and scope of Strange’s appearance were left to speculation. Now it appears that a second character from Doctor Strange has found their way into the cast as well, increasing the likelihood that Doctor Strange will stick around for more than just a Wolverine-esque cameo.
The first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones absolutely demanded women’s perspective behind the camera, and Season 2 is very much upping the ante. Before production commences on a second run of Krysten Ritter’s breakout Defender, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg confirms all thirteen Jessica Jones Season 2 episodes will feature women directing.
The recent release of Luke Cage may have crystallized how out of touch Marvel’s Defenders series feel with the current MCU film slate, a problem not likely to get better with Doctor Strange splitting New York into multiple dimensions. Timing makes it difficult to write any of the four Netflix stars into the films, but with Infinity War on the horizon, new comments from Kevin Feige again dash our hopes.
Earlier this year, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige assured anxious fans that a director and star for the upcoming Captain Marvel film would be revealed before the end of the summer. At Comic-Con, Brie Larson joined the MCU family in Hall H to announce her casting as Carol Danvers in the highly-anticipated film, which is still seeking a director. According to Feige, we’ll know who’s helming the project before the end of the year, but until then, he has another great reason for you to be excited about Captain Marvel.