Arrowverse - Crossover

Which Avenger represents your state in the 50 state variant comic book covers? Did you catch what appears to be a Carmine Falcone easter egg in Batman v Superman? How much has Doctor Strange made worldwide? Did you know Michael Shannon was never on set for Batman v Superman? What’s going on in the 100th episode of Arrow? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Daredevil Mondo Vinyl

Who are 15 of the smelliest comic book villains? How much did Doctor Strange make at the box office in its opening weekend? Which Marvel TV star wasn’t happy about Tilda Swinton‘s casting in Doctor Strange? Which actress does Gal Gadot want to be a love interest in Wonder Woman 2? Why did Doctor Strange wear a face mask for a short time in the original comic books? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Wonder Woman Poster

How much money do all the DC TV series pull in as revenue for Time Warner? Who is composing the score for Wonder Woman? How much did Doctor Strange rake in from Thursday night preview screenings? Who could the villains in Wonder Woman be? What does The Flash star Kiersey Clemons have to say about losing another director? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Defenders Claire Temple

All the individual Defenders like to talk a big game about working alone, but in truth each of them is surrounded by friends and allies and mentors. Over the past couple of days we’ve seen several of those pals added to the supporting lineup of The Defenders, and today we’ve got three more to add to the list.

Marvel and Netflix have officially announced that Jessica Jones‘ Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) and Daredevil‘s Stick (Scott Glenn) will return for The Defenders — along with the one character who unites all four standalone superheroes, Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson).  Read More »

Laz Marquez Catwoman Print

How awesome was Taylor Swift‘s Deadpool costume for Halloween? Which Avengers does Mike Colter want to see Luke Cage team up with? Are you ready for a new LEGO Batman Movie trailer tomorrow? How did Rebecca Hall feel when she found out her villain role in Iron Man 3 had been drastically reduced? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

the defenders director

Everything we know for sure about The Defenders can be neatly folded into one relatively simple sentence. Here goes. Ahem: The Defenders is an eight-episode series executive produced by Daredevil’s Douglas Petrie, and Marco Ramirez will see the lead characters from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist teaming up to take on a larger threat and a lead villain played by Sigourney Weaver. Almost everything else, including the most-likely-true theory that this makeshift superhero team will be taking on the evil ninja organization known as The Hand (introduced in Daredevil season 2), is pretty much speculation at this point.

But now we can add another piece of information in the “known facts” column. Director and Marvel veteran S.J. Clarkson has been brought on to direct episodes of The Defenders.

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jessica jones season 2

Although I mostly like Daredevil and I was quite fond of Luke Cage, Jessica Jones remains the crown jewel of the Marvel Netflix shows. The series is a real “Best of Both Worlds” situation, combining Daredevil‘s knack for stylish action with Luke Cage‘s keen attention to location and character. And it does while also being very much its own thing with its own unique perspective that also fits snugly into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I loved it.

Of course, one of the reasons Jessica Jones feels so fresh is that it’s the rare Marvel story built entirely around a female lead and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg and her team leaned heavily on this fact, offering a first proper look at the MCU through the eyes of a woman. And now, the upcoming second season of the show is looking to double down on this angle as every single episode will be helmed by a female director.

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The Defenders in The Avengers Sequels

In the next few years, the two most anticipated comic book movies on the docket seem to be The Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers 4. Certainly Justice League is near the top of the list as well, but there has been so much of a bigger lead-up to these sequels in the Marvel cinematic universe that the anticipation is that much higher. Now Kevin Feige might be teasing another reason that this Marvel movie could be the most exciting one yet.

In a recent interview with Kevin Feige, making the rounds in anticipation of the arrival of Doctor Strange, discussion turned to The Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers: Untitled. In addition to reiterating why the titles of the movie changed so that they’re not each one part of the same story, there may be the vaguest of hints that we’ll see The Defenders in The Avengers sequels in the works. Read More »

Deadpool the Duck - Howard the Duck and Deadpool Crossover

Did you hear Deadpool and Howard the Duck are merging into one for a new comic? Could extended cut releases of DC movies have an impact on future films in the expanded universe? Will Ghost Rider get his own spin-off from Agents of SHIELD? Which blockbuster film director has an open invitation to direct an episode of Arrow? Which Marvel characters did Agents of SHIELD stars dress up as to surprise fans at NYCC? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Fargo adds another distinguished actor to its already impressive ensemble for season three.
  • Toby Stephens will star in the Lost in Space reboot.
  • Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg teases what to expect from season two.
  • FX wisely renews Atlanta and Better Things for second seasons.
  • Netflix announces the Fuller House season two premiere date.
  • Jeffrey Tambor says Arrested Development season four will start shooting early next year.

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