Ah yes, the end of the year. A time to reflect on all the awesome nerd stuff we experienced in 2017. But this isn’t time to celebrate just yet. Oh no. Before we get to the good stuff, we’ve got to tear down the bad one last time. While 2017 had some amazing highs for movies, TV, and comic books, it also had some embarrassing lows, including one that hurts so much I’m just going to get it out of the way first…. Read the rest of this entry
The Defenders (2017)
Starring: Charlie Cox, Kristen Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Elodie Young
Much like the solo movies of their big screen counterparts, the main appeal of the four Marvel Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) was the idea that the four would join forces in their own team up series The Defenders. Now that the four have had their own seasons (or two in Daredevil’s case), it’s finally time for them to join up and crack some Hand ninja skulls as only they can. While Defenders takes a while to get going, once Jessica Jones (Kristen Ritter), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) get together, the show becomes one of the most entertaining entries in the Marvel Netflix deal, albeit with a few small setbacks. Read the rest of this entry
Iron Fist #1 (Marvel Comics)
Since he’s now starring in his own Netflix show (read my review here), it’s only fitting that Iron Fist gets a brand new series to go along with it. From Ed Brisson and Mike Perkins, Iron Fist may look a little different from the show people have been binging, but it serves as a good gateway into Danny Rand’s comic book world for those who want to check it out.
K’un-Lun is in ruins, and Danny Rand is aimless. With no mystical city to protect and his power waning, Rand spends his free time drinking, traveling the globe, and entering fighting competitions that offer him little challenge. But when he’s given a chance to enter a new competition from a mysterious fighter, he can’t pass it up. Will this give him the purpose he’s been looking for? Read the rest of this entry
Iron Fist (2017)
Starring: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, David Wenham
Now that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage have had their time in the Netflix spotlight, it’s time for Danny Rand, the Iron Fist, to get his chance to grace the streaming service. While the early reviews for the latest Marvel Netflix series haven’t been great (to put it mildly), I was still pretty intrigued by the show. After all, how would Marvel Studios go about adapting Iron Fist, a character that has a more mystical background than any of the other members of the Defenders? Read the rest of this entry
After months of speculation, Iron Fist has been cast, and like all Marvel Studios casting decisions, it’s not someone we expected (unless you were expecting someone who wasn’t a white dude). Yes, an actor has finally been assigned to bring Danny Rand to life, and that actor is Finn Jones. Better known to Game of Thrones fans as Ser Loras Tyrell, Jones is definitely a choice that I wasn’t expecting, and while I’m not sure about this casting (I’ve only seen him in GoT), the fact that this confirms that Iron Fist is still happening is a welcome sign. Read the rest of this entry
Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1 (Marvel Comics)
I’ll be honest. I was planning on skipping the upcoming “Avengers: Standoff” event. Call it being uninterested, not thinking that this was a “major event”, or plain old event fatigue, there just wasn’t anything that I thought was appealing about Nick Spencer’s upcoming crossover storyline.
But then I read this. Read the rest of this entry
If you couldn’t tell by that nerdgasm, I’m over the moon about the news that Marvel Studios will be producing original content for Netflix. As someone who’s been a Netflix user for years, I’m excited. As someone who loves Marvel, I’m excited. So what can make me MORE excited?
The fact that Daredevil is finally going to be featured in a serialized form of live action entertainment. I’ve covered this topic a lot in my time writing these columns (see here, here, and here), and the fact that it’s happening makes me extremely excited. Do I falsely take credit for Marvel’s decision? You bet I do. Read the rest of this entry