Marvel Studios already brought several superhero film franchises together when they assembled The Avengers back in 2012. Now they’re getting them back together every few years with new franchises beginning and previous solo superhero franchises continuing in the years between. The same approach is coming together over at Netflix with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist getting their own shows to lead to an assemble of The Defenders. But will the two ever meet?
Fans are hungry to see the simultaneously connected but separate worlds of Marvel’s movies and TV shows come together in a big way, and many are hoping that it will happen in the two-part sequel Avengers: Infinity War. Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, fresh off scripting Captain America: Civil War, recently addressed the possibility of a Defenders Avengers crossover in Infinity War, and the chances don’t seem to be very high. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
A few days ago, Daredevil star Charlie Cox let slip that Netflix and Marvel’s The Defenders would be shooting by the end of the year. Now Marvel has officially announced the first step toward making that plan a reality. Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, showrunners of Daredevil season 2, will be back to serve as showrunners on the original series, which unites Daredevil‘s Cox, Jessica Jones‘ Krysten Ritter, Luke Cage‘s Mike Colter, and Iron Fist‘s Finn Jones. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Way back in 2013, Marvel announced a deal with Netflix to launch four new series, culminating in an event miniseries that’d bring all four new heroes together. So far, that plan has gone swimmingly: Daredevil and Jessica Jones have both premiered to rave reviews, and Luke Cage and Iron Fist are already well underway. And now it seems we can expect the fifth and final piece of that puzzle to take shape in the not-too-distant future. According to Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil, The Defenders will be shooting later this year. Read More »
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 Monday, December 7th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The upcoming two-part Avengers: Infinity War will represent the grand climax of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. All of the various story threads and all of the disparate characters established across multiple films will all come together to battle Thanos, the “Mad Titan” who has been watching from the sidelines since the events of The Avengers. Expect to see old standbys like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk team up with upcoming characters like Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther. Even the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to show up. These movies will encompass just about everyone.
Well, everyone who has appeared on the big screen. Fans hoping to see characters from the television corner of the MCU shouldn’t get their hopes up and Infinity War co-director Anthony Russo is already trying to cushion the blow. Read his Infinity War Defenders comments after the jump.
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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 »