I like Jeph Loeb. Nice guy. Knows how to work up a crowd and you can tell that he truly loves working as the head of Marvel’s television arm and will defend it to the death. But when Loeb was recently pressed about some of Marvel TV’s... weaker elements, he balked and gave one of the most ridiculous answers possible.
Greetings and/or salutations, people! Welcome to io9's (occasionally weekly) mail column, where I solve the mysteries of the world of nerd-dom to you, both fictional and otherwise. This week: What was Elektra’s deal in The Defenders? Is an evil BB-8 droid a good thing or a bad thing? And, most importantly, who’s to…
From the first moment that we met Misty Knight during Netflix’s first season of Luke Cage, there was one question on every comics fans’ mind about the character’s future: “when are we going to see her get that badass bionic arm?” Well, now we know.
Greetings from the future! Welcome to “Postal Apocalypse,” io9's admittedly sporadic mail column by me, editor Rob Bricken. This week I’ve got a lot of Defenders questions (from one curious reader), a lot more Game of Thrones questions (from many curious readers), and I explain why you should only be slightly worried…
Matthew Murdock is in a strange place by the end of The Defenders, but the final moments of the show—and even actor Charlie Cox—indicate that Daredevil’s third season will adapt one of the character’s most iconic comic book stories. Here’s what you need to know about it.
One of the most enjoyable things about The Defenders wasn’t just seeing years of Netflix plans come together in a four-hero adventure—it was the return Marvel’s unrivalled queen of snark, Jessica Jones, ready and more than willing to dunk on her fellow superheroes. And boy howdy, did she dunk.
The Defenders is at its very best when it lets go of whatever designs it had on being a serious prestige drama and embraces the fact that it’s a pulpy, cape procedural about a bunch of toughs taking on a supernatural crime syndicate. The Defenders knows that it’s a comic book show and it’s stronger for it.
Elektra made her triumphant return from, well, being dead in The Defenders this past weekend. But even after reviving her, the show definitely did some weird things with the character by the end of its eight episodes... things that even actress Élodie Yung doesn’t particularly understand.
Netflix’s long-awaited Defenders finally came together on Friday and we largely enjoyed it. There was plenty to love, mostly in how the four main characters worked together and the banter between them. Technically the show was also firing on all cylinders. And yet, there were some things—things Marvel’s messed up…
Patty Jenkins is very close to directing Wonder Woman 2. Get another look at a few of the heroes showing up in Avengers: Infinity War. The live-action Jetsons remake is getting a pilot. Plus, more footage from Riverdale, Inhumans, and Death Note, and tons of images from Thor: Ragnarok. To me, my Spoilers!
There’s a lot we still don’t know about Alexandra, the mysterious villain at the heart of Netflix and Marvel’s superhero team-up show—but the third and last full trailer for the series is about exactly what you need to know about her: It’s Sigourney Goddamn Weaver getting to be evil as hell, and it’s delightful.
The funny thing about seeing all of Netflix’s Defenders fighting together is that when you think about it, they all kinda have a variation of the same archetypical superpower. The Defenders aren’t just the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s street-level heroes, they all punch things really hard—and that’s part of what makes…
Captain Marvel gets a new script writer. Ben Affleck teases a more heroic Batman for Justice League. Arrow casts another new villain. Alex Kurtzman is already hinting at Star Trek: Discovery’s second season. Plus, a new look at Gotham’s latest love interest for Jim Gordon, and a tiny new Defenders clip. Behold,…
Though most of the amazing fight scenes in today’s big budget movies would be nearly impossible to create without them, we really don’t appreciate the incredible skill and artistry that stunt people bring to the big screen.
This Friday, after years of build up, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and the Iron Fist will team up on Netflix for The Defenders, bringing another storied Marvel superteam to live-action... but not really. See, the Defenders of TV and the Defenders of the comics may call themselves the same thing, but otherwise…
Dave Bautista lets slip that he’s working on another superhero movie franchise. John Boyega discusses Carrie Fisher’s legacy in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Get a teeny new glimpse of IT’s Pennywise in action. Plus tons of new Defenders pictures and the debut of Pickle Rick on Rick and Morty. To me, my spoilers!
Comic book fans know that The Defenders’ Iron Fist and Luke Cage are destined to work together. But we’ve seen the trailers, we’ve seen the two of them fighting, and we know that it’s not friendship at first sight. So, what is the root of the problem?
Joe Mangianello is very close-lipped about The Batman. Some Marvel concept has been revealed to the world at large. And news about when Misha Collins will return to Supernatural. Spoilers ahead!
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It sounds like an insult to say that The Defenders is exactly what you thought it would be, but it isn’t. It’s a show that’s very aware of the expectations put upon it and the problems encountered by the other Marvel Netflix shows, and it knows how to best utilize its cast and its time. In other words, it’s great.