Thursday, July 21, 2016

Luke Cage and Defenders teasers

San Diego Comic-Con is off and running. I love this time in July. I may not have ever attended a Comic-Con event in San Diego, but hopefully one of these days I will. It doesn't matter, SDCC as its called has become a powerhouse for movie and TV marketing. I always love getting the big scoops each year. As every other year, things are off to a fantastic start.

If you've been keeping up with this blog, I love the Netflix Marvel shows. I have reviewed both seasons of "Daredevil" and the first season of "Jessica Jones" here already. The connections maybe vague so far, but these shows share continuity with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), so I find it fair game to review these shows on my movie blog. They've been great so far, I love that they enter grittier territory than the movies do. I love that they are taking their time in finding the right actors who fit the bill for these roles. I love the work that Charlie Cox has done in Daredevil's shoes, likewise for Krysten Ritter for Jessica Jones. Mike Colter will play Luke Cage, who was introduced in the first season of "Jessica Jones." He's a guy with impenetrable skin. Which makes him somebody it would be unwise to fuck with. Colter proved he's going to be a very good Luke Cage, and I can't wait to start digging into his solo show. I especially love this trailer Marvel put together for the San Diego Comic-Con event.

The song from "Knocked Up" kept a big smile on my face, and I still love how the Netflix shows still keep their shows grounded in reality even though these characters have colorful powers. I am very much looking forward to this series.

Daredevil. Jessica Jones. Luke Cage. All we are waiting to meet now is Danny Rand. Wait, who? Danny Rand will become a superhero named Iron Fist, which will be the fourth show on Marvel's plan for Netflix. "Game of Thrones" star Finn Jones will play the character, and once again Marvel has nailed it in the casting department. (We will have a good introduction to Iron Fist really soon, I am already hearing) All of these shows are building towards "The Defenders.'' An eight episode mini-series (kind of) event where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will all ally together. Here's a teaser for The Defenders to the tune of "Come As You Are"

The Defenders being mentored by Stick? Oh yeah, I am in.

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