Marvel’s Daredevil is a 13 hour exploration into the dark underside of the MCU. This is not the kind of fare that fans are probably expecting to take place in the same playground as The Avengers. As Marvel continue to make their universe bigger, does The Man Without Fear rise up to the challenge of being the First Defender?
The big box office draw right now is undoubtedly the concept of the ‘cinematic universe’. We have Marvel Studios and Warner Brothers/DC to thank for this trend, but the recent slews of movie news have been announcements that other entertainment companies are getting in on the shared world concept seen on TV and in cinemas.
This week’s PCC is more of an opinion piece about what ‘cinematic universe’ means (or should mean), how to effectively make one and will cover the Ghostbusters announcement.
Whilst Avengers: Age of Ultron has been stealing the limelight this week, from posters to a new trailer, there seems to be something we have all forgotten; Robert Downey Jr revealed that tomorrow will hold a huge announcement from Marvel. If I had to take an educated guess, since he has to make an appearance in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, I’m willing to be that we’re on the cusp of learning who will be playing Spider-Man when he returns to Marvel and heads into the MCU.
There have been a fair few rumours floating around as to who will be involved in the new version of the wall-crawling hero, but there are three things we all want to know: Who’s playing Peter, who’s directing the standalone Spidey film in 2017 and which story will they be adapting?
Today, we’ll run through a few possibilities.
Zack Snyder, director of the current DC Cinematic Universe tweeted a picture this week of our first good look at Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. This version of Aquaman will make his debut in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, alongside pretty much every other Justice League member (Apart from The Flash and Green Lantern, because reasons). The look has been pretty divisive, bringing about the age old argument of Aquaman’s usefulness and believability within the DCCU and in general pop culture.
And, as usual, there is much more to dive into with Aquaman. After the jump, we break down some thoughts about our new King of Atlantis.
The first series in the… well, series, of Marvel and Netflix shows, Daredevil, drops in April. Last week, the best look we’ve had so far of the series arrived with a number of hidden details. Since the whole Spider-Man MCU saga, Daredevil has been somewhat side-lined in people’s thoughts. I’m here to set the record straight. This is a primers guide of what to expect in Daredevil and why it will be awesome.
Read on to watch the newest trailer and find out what you can expect in the Netflix series!
Everybody out there is right now collectively pinching themselves and checking their pulse. No, you’re not dreaming. In the words of Senator Ron Paul…
Spider-Man is making his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in a move that pretty much now shadows any other studios attempt to rival the power that Marvel hold. At this point, DC and Warner Brothers could be releasing Batman V Superman tomorrow with a surprise appearance by The Joker and a free blowjob with every ticket, and it still wouldn't match the magnitude that this deal has. This, speaking from pretty much every facet of the comic book movie industry, is some real shit.
Today, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about this deal, and how it will affect you, the movie-goer.
We've all got friends (presumably). We all know deeply uninteresting people we've found ourselves in the unfortunate situation of being friends with. You've probably met someone at some form of social function who is so totally devoid of a personality and you’d really like to just turn 360 degrees and moonwalk away from that conversation, but social laws say that’s rude and you’re forced to endure painful second after painful second of their sanity shattering voice. That’s how I feel about the trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot that landed yesterday. I know that it will be the big story this week and therefore I have to comment on it, but Jesus Christ, I really don’t want to.
I love comic book movies, they’re my life blood at the box office and have been since the early 2000’s. But I’ve never had to drag myself through one. So, why am I deeply worried that I’ll be dragging myself through Fox’s latest effort? To find out, and watch the new trailer, read on.
Our second big look at Avengers: Age of Ultron dropped the other night and whilst we didn’t get a look at a whole lot of new stuff (Vision, I’m looking at you), there was a number of cool little things that stuck out to me as a film and comic book fanatic.
Follow me after the jump to watch the new trailer and for ten things that you may have overlooked in the new trailer.
Ant-Man is the next Marvel superhero to get his own Cinematic Universe solo outing. Last night, a trailer for the movie, which drops in July, came out during the premiere of Agent Carter. The decision to release Ant-Man in July is another bold move from Marvel; giving one of their premier summer movie slots to a hero who has thus far been absent from the MCU. The last time that happened, I had faith in Marvel and was proven right to have done so. I had loud confidence in Guardians of the Galaxy in the years before its release, nobody thought would work, but in the end, it did. Ant-Man, however, has me worried and there are many reasons for this. At this point, anything Marvel Studios makes should be a shoe-in success, but Ant-Man is giving me serious concerns, even following the release of the trailer.
The first big trailer and the reasons that Ant-Man could face trouble at the box office can be found after the jump.
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