Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Netflix had two Marvel panels for the Television Critics Association, one for Jessica Jones and another for Daredevil. In between panels, Marvel Television Head Jeph Loeb spoke with reporters about the shows. Season two of Daredevil introduces Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) and there is already talk of Bernthal getting his own The Punisher series. There is still a second season of Jessica Jones and launches of Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders on the plate, but Loeb is open to spinning off Castle.
After the jump, read Loeb’s comments on a possible Punisher spinoff series — and learn more about what Daredevil‘s other major new character, Elektra, will be up to in season two.
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Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, began his presentation to the Television Critics Association with a bevy of announcements. Perhaps most important to Marvel fans, since a Punisher standalone series was already announced, was the news that Jessica Jones is getting a second season. Find out more details about Jessica Jones Season 2, the lead up to the Defenders and 11 new premiere dates announced by the streaming service.
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Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
What prop did Ryan Reynolds steal from the Deadpool set? Whose Punisher would win in a fight, Jon Bernthal‘s or Norman Reedus‘? What does Kevin Feige think of Ronda Rousey‘s Captain Marvel campaign? What does the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere say about the MCU’s future? Which key character will Bruce finally meet on the next Gotham? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Want a first look at Jon Bernthal sporting the Punisher logo? Will the DC movies and shows ever cross over? Who else is getting dragged into the S.H.I.E.L.D. / Carter Dubsmash wars? What does Paul Bettany think of Jason Statham‘s superhero diss? Is Josh Brolin nervous about playing Thanos? What can Jeremy Irons say about Batman v Superman‘s Alfred? Are there new photos from the Flash and Arrow premieres? Who’s who in the Luke Cage cast? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
How heavily armed is Jon Bernthal‘s Punisher? Where can you see the new Batmobile in person? Is a new JLA animated series in the works? What does Chris Evans think of Captain America‘s love life? How did Avengers: Age of Ultron shoot that Seoul car chase? How cute is Tom Holland‘s childhood Spidey suit? What’s Heroes Reborn‘s HRG been up to? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Even though audiences are very well acquainted with the Marvel cinematic universe at this point, the television side of Marvel Studios is still in its early stages. So far only Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter and Daredevil have hit this small screen, and while the first series left something to be desired, they’ve certainly gotten better with each new show. But what does the future of Marvel television have in store, and how will it effect the cinematic universe?
If some new rumors are to be believed, we’ll see plenty of new characters end up in Marvel Studios TV shows, and that includes the likes of Black Widow, Hawkeye, The Punisher, Blade, Ghost Rider and maybe even The Hulk. Find out more after the jump! Read More »
29-year-old Brooklyn-based graphic artist Sean Gordon Murphy created an alphabet using nothing but illustrations of the Marvel Comics’ X-Men character Wolverine. Check out a sample of the alphabet, after the jump.
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This Week in DVD is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s.
Please don’t take the commentary on the movies and TV shows too seriously, as they’re meant not to be reviews but rather previews that include the general thoughts and ramblings of a twice-committed DVD addict. The categories represent solely the author’s intentions towards the DVDs at hand, and are in no way meant to be a reflection on what he thinks other people should rent or buy. So if he ends up putting a movie you like in the “Skip it” section without having seen it, please keep in mind that the time you could spend leaving a spiteful but ultimately futile comment could instead be used for more pleasant things in life. Like buying DVDs.
PUNISHER: WAR ZONE
(Available as single-disc and 2-Disc Special Edition)
This is a movie in which a man literally punches through someone’s head. Another scene has a man being exploded mid-air by a rocket launcher. Moments like these are littered throughout Punisher: War Zone, which is a sequel/reboot that clearly has no intention of taking itself seriously. The downside though, is that in order to get these stunningly ludicrous (and yet completely badass) sequences, you’re also forced to trudge through some truly pitiful acting and dialogue. For some, this could very well add to the film’s appeal, giving it a cartoonish B-movie charm that earns it “so bad it’s good” status. And to some extent, I’d even agree with that assessment, but I also feel like there are one too many dull spots to warrant a full recommendation.
Notable Extras: The single-disc contains no extras, while the 2-Disc includes an audio commentary, making-of featurettes, and a digital copy of the film.
|Amazon – $17.99|
*Does not include 2-Disc Edition, which costs $22.99 at each of the listed stores (and $21.99 at Amazon).
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