It’s been all over the news that Netflix is launching several series based on Marvel characters: Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones. While Daredevil may be without fear, our hackles came up with we found out there may be a Twilight connection with Melissa Rosenberg.
We just reported here on TGD that Marvel has launched their first Muslim superhero, Kamala Khan, and yes, it’s a risky move that should definitely invite controversy, but so far, the pros have outweighed the cons. In fact, Khan has already proven to be a big hit.
A lot of shows aren’t brilliant right out of the gate. It can often take a while before a show settles into a comfortable rhythm. While SHIELD has gotten stellar ratings so far, some critics feel it hasn’t quite hit the mark just yet, and that there’s lots of room for improvement.
We at TGD have been reading reports that for the next several years at Disney, there’s going to be major focus on two major franchises: Marvel superheroes, and Star Wars. Now the news has hit that Marvel and Disney are going to be doing comics together under a label called Disney Kingdoms.
The Avengers spin-off, S.H.I.E.L.D., is nearly upon on us, making its big debut on September 24, and now apparently the reviews are in. Let’s cut to the chase here…does the show deliver or not?
Some years back, a well known Hollywood screenwriter told me that when the next big revolution in storytelling happens, it won’t be on the big screen, but it will probably something smaller that we’ll see on YouTube or some place like this. While webisodes may not have sparked a huge revolution in Hollywood, it’s much easier to tell a big story 5 to 15 minutes at a time, much like the Halo web series that has a big YouTube following.
Okay, so it's only in box office terms, but this awesome chart from the Economist says it all. Of course, in the real world, the kind of real world, Superman would just wipe the floor with everyone. Am I right? Am I right?
Fans of Marvel Comics all around the world are excitedly waiting for Iron Man 3 to hit theaters next month.
We recently reported on a sweet offer Marvel made to comic fans everywhere. For only several days, you could have downloaded 700 debut issues from Marvel’s library for free. This included the legendary debuts of Spider-Man, the Astonishing X-Men, and more.
Marvel has launched a new iOS app for the iPhone and iPad.
S.H.I.E.L.D will almost certainly get a first season order. We could say that it’s obvious: Avengers is a big deal right now, and the pilot would have to be pretty terrible not to get at least one season of shows out of it.
Now that the acquisition deal between Disney and LucasFilm is official, one can't help but wonder what other side-effects the deal will have on the rather expansive Star Wars universe.
We just reported on the shocking new development that Peter Parker is finally going to die in the 700th issue of Spider-Man.
Superhero deaths aren’t a new phenomenon. We saw Superman die, then come back reborn.
Vybe gaming pad goes haptic for games and movies.
Marvel's Phase One box set is redesigned and on its way.
New footage from the set of the new Thor film recently hit the 'Net, courtesy of some good old fashioned set espionage.
Sony Pictures is currently casting for the part of Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Two more cast in the rapidly approaching show.
A pair of cast members have been announced for the upcoming Marvel television series.