The Punisher

Is Iron Fist responsible for the lower ratings for The Defenders? What’s in store for the season premieres of Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? What did Wells Cathedral say to those upset by the church’s decision to let Hellboy film there? Which Marvel Cinematic Universe star hopes to one day direct a comic book movie of their own? Which character has reportedly been cut from appearing in Justice League? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Will we get even more flashbacks in the second season of Jessica Jones? When will Jean Grey be returning to Marvel Comics? Is a Power Pack movie back in development? What does Adrianne Palicki have to say about her failed Wonder Woman pilot? Will Inhumans only be lasting for a single season? How did the ratings for The Defenders compare to previous Marvel shows on Netflix? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Justice League - Diasabled Kids

What is supposedly the budget for Aquaman? Want to see a photographer turn several uniquely disabled kids into the Justice League? Would you like to see a Marvel TV comedy series at some point? Does Justice League Dark have a new writer? Is Maggie Sawyer going to survive on Supergirl? How does James Gunn narrow down the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtracks? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Finding Dory - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, despite Pixar’s track record, a video essay explores how they think Finding Dory went wrong. Plus, check out a slew of Easter eggs and comic book references you might have missed in The Defenders, and watch Sansa and Arya Stark (Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams) from Game of Thrones in their own Carpool Karaoke segment from the Apple original series. Read More »

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It’s easy for superhero fans to get caught up in the Universes, the Phases, and how it’s #AllConnected. But for the average Netflix viewers, they’re just trying to find something to fill up their Friday nights.

So how does the Netflix audience end up watching The Defenders if they haven’t been following every series leading up to it starting with Daredevil? Netflix has released some rare streaming data that shows how non-fans — or even fans who aren’t watching in order — make their way through the Marvel-Netflix shows.

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The Punisher #218 - War Machine Armor

How does Yondu‘s death in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 impact Sean Gunn‘s character Kraglin? Will we see the members of The Defenders cross over into each others’ shows more often now? How would you like to eat a bucket of popcorn out of Hulk‘s fist? Want to see a bunch of Marvel movies in theaters again starting this weekend? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Defenders Group

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: the first season of Marvel’s The Defenders.)

When the entire world needs saving, the Avengers are the team you probably want on the job (if this particular world exists in the MCU, that is). But when the local neighborhood needs protection, maybe it’s time for some smaller fish to spring into action. Enter The Defenders, the latest Marvel show to drop onto Netflix for fans to binge over a weekend and then swiftly forget about.

There was a time when a series like The Defenders would feel like a major event, yet there’s a curious lack of excitement revolving around the project. Perhaps it’s become harder to be enthusiastic about an event like this when every form of superhero entertainment is treated like an event now. In other words, it’s become exhausting.

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The Defenders - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, The Defenders gets a Recap Rap in order to catch viewers up on the exploits of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist before they assemble for a team-up on Netflix. Plus, a video essay finds deeper meaning in the narrative of Tomorrowland while another dives into the cinematography of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Watchmen cinematographer Larry Fong. Read More »

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

How will Kilgrave return in the second season of Jessica Jones? How insane is the story for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite? What does The Defenders have on Rotten Tomatoes? Is the Captain Marvel script starting over from scratch? Which Marvel character does Stan Lee want to see get their own movie? What’s in store for Young Justice season three? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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The Defenders Trailer

Tomorrow brings the assembly of Marvel superheroes known as The Defenders to Netflix, marking the first time Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) have teamed up to take on a threat. And one final trailer for The Defenders shows just how deadly that threat may be.

With less than 24 hours before the first season of The Defenders debuts, Netflix has released one final peek at the series, and it features quite the menacing voiceover and ominous words of wisdom from Sigourney Weaver as the new villain, Alexandra Reid. Honestly, just this little pep talk alone for The Defenders makes her one of the better villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Watch the trailer to see for yourself. Read More »