With an eventful past week full of Spider-Man drama between the Sony and Marvel split up the week came to an end with a lot of happy news coming from Disney's D23 Expo where fans had the chance to see first hand what's coming to the new Disney streaming service later this year.
With a much-needed surprise from Kevin Feige who took the stage to announce not just the already known shows but a number of new upcoming Marvel TV shows that will feature characters never before seen on the small screen.
The following series were announced by Disney at D23 Expo:
Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel is the fourth ever character to take up the mantle of Ms. Marvel but the first-ever Muslim to headline her own comic in the Marvel Universe. Kamala Khan first appeared in the Captain Marvel #17 (November 2013) as a Pakistani-American teenager who idolizes Carol Danvers.
She-Hulk aka Jennifer Walters has been around since the 80s making her first appearance in Savage She-Hulk #1 back in February 1980. Jennifer Walters received a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner, after an accident which turned her into a mild version of Hulk. She can retain her emotions and intelligence while turned into the She-Hulk. Spoiler Alert her transformation is permanent in later comics.
Moon Knight aka Marc Spector has been around since 1975, when he first appeared in Werewolf by Night #32, he has been ranked as one of the best comic characters of all times and IGN stated that "the Moon Knight is more or less the concept of what would happen if the Batman were to suffer a multiple personality disorder".
More than that Marvel Fans were able to meet and hear their favorite characters from the MCU on the panels of D23 such as Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan appearing on stage to talk about the upcoming series "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier" with director Kari Skogland and writer Malcolm Spellman and Kevin Feige. While also get surprised by the appearance of Emily VanCamp who is going to reprise her role as Sharon Carter and Wyatt Russell who is going to portray John Walker aka U.S. Agent in the upcoming Disney+ series.
The excitement did not stop there since fans had the chance to see the stars of what it seems to be one of the fans favorite "WandaVision" live on stage. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany joined by Kat Dennings, as seen in Marvel Studios' "Thor", and Randall Park, as seen in Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man and the Wasp" discussed the upcoming series with Matt Shakman and head writer Jac Schaeffer and shed some light at what fans should expect from the series that will launch on Disney+ in 2021.
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Jessica Jones Season 3 Trailer
Netflix released the trailer for the third and final season of the lone Marvel series in the Netflix platform, Jessica Jones.
Someone is watching Jessica Jones and wants her dead. For the comic readers out there the villain is not such a mystery. Known as Foolkiller (portrayer by Jeremy Bobb) who is a known anti-hero in the Marvel universe.
Even though the name is the same, the Netflix trailer doesn't really portray Foolkiller the same way the comics do, which makes us think that maybe there is a twist in the character or just they didn't want to betray a lot with their trailer.
In any case we are looking forward binging the series on the 14th of June and in the even bigger picture we look forward for the Disney+ platform that will once again bring the series that were cancelled later this year from the Netflix platform.
Stay tuned for a series review.
The Umbrella Academy Netflix Teaser Trailer
Netflix has released today, the teaser trailer for "The Umbrella Academy" and we couldn't be more thrilled with the news.
As fans of the Umbrella Academy since it's early days as a Graphic Novel written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, seeing it on our "small" screens in a few months is something we dreamed of for quite a while.
If we could give you a small description of what "The Umbrella Academy" is all about then we believe that the description that Netflix chose for the series is pretty spot on.
This is a story of a Super. Dysfunctional. Family and how they cope with various issues while they are entrusted to save the world.
'Nough said. So let's jump into the trailer.
Let's break it down a little bit and see who plays who in the series.
Ellen Page plays the role of Vanya
Tom Hopper will play the role of Luther
Emmy Raver-Lampman, who will play Allison
David Castańeda, will play Diego
Aidan Gallagher, who will play Number Five
Robert Sheehan, who will play Klaus
Mary J Blige, who will play Cha-Cha
"Daredevil" Series Canceled at Netflix after Three Seasons
"Daredevil" series cancelation from Netflix after its third season comes with little to no surprise to most of the show's fans and to those who follow the industry news.
With recent Marvel series cancelations such as "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage" and with the new Disney streaming service coming up it feels as if this might be a strategic move to pull all content from other platforms and incorporate them within their own.
“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” Netflix spokesperson said in a statement at Deadline “We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note.”We’re thankful to our partners at Marvel, showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years.”
Netflix's Spokesperson also mentioned that
“While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”
Jon Cryer to play Lex Luthor in CW's "Supergirl" series
From playing the nephew of Lex Luthor back in 1987 at the final Christopher Reeve Superman movie to portraying the man himself at CW’s Supergirl. Jon Cryer is climbing the ladder of the Luthor family and we couldn’t be happier.
As Supergirl executive producer Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller mentioned “We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor. Jon is a super-talent, and the fact that he played Lenny Luthor in Superman IV brings an added layer of legacy to his casting. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jon to the Supergirl family.”
Even though Cryer was in his early stages when he portrayed Luthor’s nephew back in 87, he then went on winning everyone’s hearts with his amazing acting in various tv shows such as Hot Shots!, The Famous Teddy Z, Getting Personal and lest we forget his most notable work Two and a Half Men.
Having said that Cryer is not new in the history of DC and even though he only played in person the nephew of Lex Luthor he also gave the voice to Felix Faust numerous times on Cartoon Network’s Justice League Action.
Cryer will make his debut in the show’s 15th episode this season.
Amazon's "The Boys" Teaser Trailer is Here
Few days after our initial article about Amazon's new series "The Boys" comes the first teaser trailer that gives us the first glimpse inside the upcoming super-hero drama series starring
Karl Urban as Billy Butcher
Jack Quaid as Hughie.
Erin Moriarty as Starlight.
Antony Starr as Homelander, the leader of “The Seven.”
Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve.
Chace Crawford as The Deep.
Jessie T. Usher as A-Train.
Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir.
Netflix to Run October Faction into a 10 Episode Mini Series
IDW's massive success October Faction is coming to us from Netflix in a 10 Episode mini-series. Created by Steve Niles and Damien Worm the October Faction follows the story of retired monster hunter Frederick Alan and his family which includes a thrill-killer, a witch and a warlock.
According to Variety Damian Kindler is going to serve as the creator, executive producer, and showrunner of “October Faction.” He will also direct along with Director X, Megan Follows, and David Frazee. Niles, James Thorpe, Thomas Walden and Eric Birnberg will executive produce, with George Strayton and Melissa Blake co-executive producing. John Calvert and Mohamad El Masri will produce. High Park Entertainment will produce in association with IDW Entertainment. IDW Entertainment is the worldwide distributor for the series, excluding Canada.
Amazon's The Boys First Look - Cover Image
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"The Boys" is a story set in a world where super-heroes are not exactly what they should be. Most of them are corrupt and enjoying their celebrity side a little too much, CIA has created a team, called "The Boys" that is tasked to keep them in line whatever the cost.
Ever since The Defenders Season 1 debut in August 2017, Marvel's fans started talking about The Defenders season 2 and the more the gossip grew the responses were not so promising with big media sites saying that a season 2 is never going to happen.
Defenders fans, rejoice!
In an interview done by Entertainment Weekly, Jeph Loeb said and I quote, "all we've ever said is that there are no plans right now [to do more]. It doesn’t mean that it’s off the table.".
More than that Loeb mentioned, "It doesn’t mean that it even has to be with the original characters that were in the first Defenders".
From our point of view, Marvel has heard the community and they are ready to invest in another season of Defenders. Stay tuned for more news about The Defenders Season 2.