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Are Luke Cage and Iron Fist the First Victims of #PeakSuperhero Fatigue?

Are Luke Cage and Iron Fist the First Victims of #PeakSuperhero Fatigue?
Remember when Smallville was TV’s lone superhero show? (And hell, it didn’t even let Clark Kent have flights or tights.) Now, seven years after that Superman origin story wrapped its run, TV is home to nearly 20 comic book-based series about specially abled heroes, with another batch in the pipeline.

Could it be that Luke Cage and Iron Fist, which both got powered down this month, are the first casualties of simply too much super going on?

Netflix famously doesn’t release viewership numbers, so there’s no knowing if these two of its five Marvel hero titles simply weren’t pulling their weight.
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10 Actors Who Regretted Being In DC Movies (And 10 Who Adored Them)

Today, superhero movies have reached such a high level of prestige that high-quality actors and actresses have signed on to appear in the movies. Everyone from esteemed actors like Robert Redford and Jeremy Irons to award-winning stars like Viola Davis and Michael Douglas has signed on to play characters in movies that used to be ridiculed as kid's stuff. With movies like all three of The Avengers offerings breaking the billion dollar mark worldwide, these are movies that can make and break a career for many actors. It also allowed an actor like Robert Downey Jr. to relaunch his career and a man like Chris Evans to be able to make his own passion projects on the side.

However, not everyone who has appeared in a Marvel or DC Comics movie has enjoyed playing a role in their sandboxes. When it comes to DC movies, it is even worse because
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Michael Douglas confirms that the Quantum Realm is “key” in Avengers 4

Although we’ve had nothing in the way of official plot details for Avengers 4, the prevailing fan theory for the Avengers: Infinity War follow-up is that we’ll see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes embarking on a journey through time in an effort to undo the events of ‘The Snappening’.

Key to this theory, particularly in the wake of Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, is that the Quantum Realm will play a key role in enabling our heroes to travel through time (see Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet Van Dyne making a point of telling Scott Lang to watch out for time vortexes during his time in the alternate dimension).

Well, it seems that Ant-Man star Michael Douglas has all but confirmed this now during an appearance on On Air with Ryan Seacrest; asked how Ant-Man and the Wasp might impact to the future of the McU, Douglas responded:

“I mean,
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Daredevil Ep Explains Why The Defenders Didn’t Get Involved In Season 3

Everyone loves a big team-up crossover. After years of building up to it, Netflix’s corner of the McU finally reached that with last August’s The Defenders. Of course, the only problem with a big crossover event is that, much like fans started questioning after The Avengers came together on the big screen, you start wondering why the hero can’t just call on their friends for help in their own solo series.

Take Daredevil season 3, for example. Matt Murdock’s at his lowest ebb as his nemesis Wilson Fisk has got himself out of jail while he’s still recuperating from his near-death experience at the end of The Defenders. So, why doesn’t he give the likes of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist – heck, even the Punisher – a ring for some much-needed assistance? put this tricky question to showrunner Erik Olsen and he revealed that,
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‘Luke Cage’ Canceled by Netflix and Marvel After Two Seasons, Joining ‘Iron Fist’

‘Luke Cage’ Canceled by Netflix and Marvel After Two Seasons, Joining ‘Iron Fist’
Just a week after “Iron Fist” was canceled, Marvel and Netflix have axed another series after two seasons: “Luke Cage.” The superhero drama was considerably more well-received than “Iron Fist,” but that apparently wasn’t enough to save it. Mike Colter starred as the title character, who enjoys superhuman strength and was the first black superhero to receive his own comic book; Cage also appeared in both the first season of “Jessica Jones” and “The Defenders,” a crossover series essentially serving as the small-screen equivalent of “The Avengers.”

“Unfortunately, ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ will not return for a third season,” said a joint statement from Netflix and Marvel. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series.”

The show, which premiered
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With ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’ Canceled, Is Netflix’s Marvel TV Universe Falling Apart? (Commentary)

Friday was a big day for Netflix and Marvel with the 12 a.m. release of the third season of their flagship series, “Daredevil.” But the mood was soured somewhat when it was announced before the day had even ended that “Luke Cage” would not be returning for a third season.

That’s huge news, since Luke and Iron Fist make up half of Marvel and Netflix’s ambitious attempt to do on the small screen with “The Defenders” what it did on the big one with “The Avengers.” And it leaves me wondering a lot about the future — and fate — of the Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

First, there’s the matter of timing — the frankly wild decision to make this announcement on the launch day for “Daredevil” season 3.

Also Read: Wilson Fisk Gives a Very Trump-esque Speech in 'Daredevil' Season 3

It’s been four months
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Ranking Every Netflix Marvel Season from Worst to Best

Liam Hoofe ranks every Marvel season from Netflix leading up to Daredevil season 3…

Since the release of Daredevil season 1 in 2015, Marvel and Netflix have teamed up to give us a combined total of 10 shows, including one crossover series, The Defenders.

While the quality of the shows has somewhat dwindled over the last three years, the release of a new season is still highly anticipated, so to celebrate the release of Daredevil season 3, let’s take a look back at the ten seasons that have proceeded it, and rank them from worst to best.

10: Iron Fist Season 1

Is Iron Fist season 1 as bad as its reputation suggests? Yes, yes it is. The show introduced the McU’s most annoying character, Danny Rand to its audience and there is an argument to be made that this was the series that really kick-started the rot in the Netflix Marvel Universe.

While the first few episodes are fine,
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That First Avengers 4 Trailer Description Was Apparently Fake

Recently, a Reddit post claimed to have a leaked description of the upcoming Avengers 4 trailer. As you’d expect, it soon went viral with folks taking it at its word. However, as we pointed out in our write-up of the story earlier this week, it’s worth bearing in mind that it’s only from Reddit and is best to take with a pinch of salt.

That said, its contents did seem pretty believable. It claimed that the trailer would feature Tony Stark and Steve Rogers reuniting in Wakanda, Ant-Man traveling through the Quantum Realm, flashbacks to The Avengers, Hawkeye in his new guise as Ronin, Captain Marvel joining the team and, something that got fans pretty excited: Hulk training for a rematch with Thanos after being thoroughly whopped in Avengers: Infinity War.

However, Jeremy Conrad at McU Cosmic is now warning us to dismiss the description as a fake.
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Mark Ruffalo to Play Twin Brothers (!!) in HBO's I Know This Much Is True

Mark Ruffalo to Play Twin Brothers (!!) in HBO's I Know This Much Is True
Get ready to see double the Mark Ruffalo on your TV screen: The actor has signed on to star as twin brothers in the upcoming HBO miniseries I Know This Much Is True, TVLine has learned.

Based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True is “a family saga that follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness,” according to HBO’s official description, “set against the backdrop of 20th-century America.” Ruffalo will star as twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, and will serve as an
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‘Venom’ Is Somehow Even Worse than ‘Batman v. Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad’

It’s kind of amazing how unremittingly terrible superhero movies have generally been outside of the celebrated Marvel Cinematic Universe. I mean, disregarding the like of Iron Man (2008), The Avengers (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Black Panther (2018), it’s been a blighted wasteland of squandered potential and could-have-beens. The last good Spider-Man movie not connected to the Disney-backed mega-franchise was 2004’s Spider-Man 2 (and even that was a mixed bag of heightened genre sensibilities and melodramatic subplots). The last great Batman movie came out a full decade ago, and only Wonder Woman (2017) – on par with the

Venom’ Is Somehow Even Worse than ‘Batman v. Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad
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Another Avengers 4 Trailer Description Teases A New King Of Wakanda

With the first trailer for Avengers 4 theorized to arrive next month, a possible description of it has landed online. As it was originally shared on Reddit (via Cbr), you might want to hold off on taking this at face-value at the moment, but it’s worth mentioning that the post has since been deleted, which could suggest that Marvel Studios asked the site to take down the leak. And, if it is real, the following information might spoil the trailer for you, so proceed with caution.

Reportedly, the preview begins with Captain America and Iron Man finally reuniting in Wakanda, following the traumatic events of Avengers: Infinity War. Hulk’s back and training for a rematch with Thanos, while Wong returns as well and is shown contacting Doctor Strange’s soul. Meanwhile, M’Baku appears to be the new king of Wakanda, with Shuri, Rocket and Nebula joining forces to work on new tech.
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Tom Hiddleston Was Terrified That The First Avengers Movie Wouldn’t Work

Though the titular team-up of 2012’s The Avengers seems almost modest in its scope next to the interplanetary crossover that was this year’s Avengers: Infinity War, Joss Whedon’s picture was at the time regarded as an ambitious, risky, and practically unprecedented endeavor. It’s therefore understandable that a few of the project’s partakers were feeling pretty nervous about the whole idea, including the actor who was supposed to be serving as the big bad threat in this McU outing.

At Ace Comic Con, Tom Hiddleston reflected on the ways in which the franchise has evolved over the years, and when it came to his second outing in the role of Loki, the star admitted to feeling terrified at the time.

“I remember being terrified making the first Avengers film because it wasn’t a given that it was going to work,” Hiddleston said. “It only worked based
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New poster for the Eminem-produced Bodied

Ahead of its release next month, a new poster has arrived online for the Eminem-produced battle rap comedy drama Bodied; check it out here…

See Also: Watch the red band trailer for Bodied

Bodied is the satirical story of Adam Merkin, a progressive grad student who becomes an accidental battle rapper whose success breeds outrage. The film stars Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Shoniqua Shandai, Walter Perez, Rory Uphold (Hella). Also featured are well known battle rappers Dizaster, Dumbfoundead, Hollow Da Don and media personality Charlamagne Tha God.

Bodied is set for a theatrical release on November 2nd and arrives on YouTube premium on November 28th.

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Rumoured Avengers 4 trailer description surfaces online

Now that filming has wrapped on Avengers 4, it’s only a matter of time until Marvel pulls the trigger on the marketing campaign for the hugely-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War follow-up.

Thanks to The Daily Express, we’ve now got the first of what’s likely to be several rumoured descriptions of the film’s first trailer, which the newspaper has dug up from Reddit and is passing off as a “leak” in its headline. In actuality, it’s more than likely complete fan fiction, but if you’re interested in what might – but probably won’t – be the first Avengers 4 trailer, read on:

We get a glimpse of the Battle of New York from 2012 Avengers. Loki is shown looking shocked and baffled as he is on top of the Stark tower. There is a flash of a blue light as the camera pans back. (Cuts to black) Next we see
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Chris Evans addresses his “farewell” to Captain America after Avengers 4 tweet

Earlier this month Chris Evans shared a tweet after completing production on Avengers 4, stating that it had been an honor to portray Captain America over the past eight years and he was “eternally grateful” to all of his Marvel co-stars, the crew and the fans.

Given the tone’s tweet, speculation was rife that Evans was saying goodbye to the role of Steve Rogers and calling time on his Marvel adventure, which – as you might expect – also led some to assume this means we’ll be getting – Spoiler Alert (?) – ‘The Death of Captain America’ in next year’s Infinity War follow-up.

However, speaking at Ace Comic-Con, Evans has said that his tweet wasn’t necessarily a goodbye, but rather that he just felt the need to express his gratitude at what he felt was a landmark occasion.

“I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think
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Avengers: Infinity War Star Tom Hiddleston Addresses Whether He’d Ever Play A Female Loki

At Ace Comic Con, Avengers: Infinity War star Tom Hiddleston answered a question that will probably leave a few people scratching their heads at first glance. That being, would the actor be willing to play a female version of Loki?

To provide some context on this query, while Thor’s sibling has usually been a male in the comic books, the Avengers villain also took on a female form in 2008 after the events of Ragnarök. Should the movies take this route, however, Hiddleston doesn’t feel he’d be right for the part.

“I think, if anyone wants to tell that story, I’m not the guy,” the actor admitted. “I think that needs to be a woman or someone who identifies as a woman.”

Though Hiddleston playing a female Loki never felt like a distinct possibility – especially when Marvel Studios are apparently taking measures to improve representation – the confirmation doesn’t hurt.
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Tom Hiddleston Thinks Loki’s Arc Is Now Complete After Avengers: Infinity War

Ever since the God of Mischief’s tragic demise in Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel fans have been trying to think of ways that Loki could return from the dead. If you ask Tom Hiddleston, though, he seems to think the character’s arc across the McU is complete as he’s gone from a broken anti-hero to villain to finding redemption.

Hiddleston attended Ace Comic Con in Chicago this weekend and was asked by a fan during a Q&A if he thought Loki could ever be redeemed. The actor replied that, as far as he’s concerned, he already is. To explain what he meant, Hiddleston recapped how he thinks the character changes over his time in the franchise. Beginning with how “broken” he becomes in Thor.

“The thing is, he is redeemed. I found it very touching because Loki, as a character, has been so broken for so long.
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Benedict Wong confirms Avengers 4 return, says Doctor Strange 2 could shoot this December

While the shocking climax to Avengers: Infinity War showed a number of our favourite Marvel heroes turning to dust in the wake of Thanos’ Snap, questions were left hanging over the fates of many fan-favourite supporting characters – not least Benedict Wong’s Wong, who bowed out of the fight against the Children of Thanos in New York in order to protect the Sanctum Sanctorum.

During an appearance at Fan Expo Vancouver this past weekend (via Pop Goes The World), Benedict Wong remained coy as to whether his character survived The Snap, although he did confirm that he has shot scenes for Avengers 4. Whether that means he’ll feature in flashbacks/time travel scenes, or he’ll be among the many characters whose resurrections we’re expecting, it seems we’ll have to wait until May of next year to find out.

Although he was tight-lipped about Avengers 4, Wong did drop another piece of big news,
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Chris Evans Reveals His Favorite Captain America Costume

As with many McU heroes, Chris Evans has changed his costume as Captain America several times over the past few years. As the character’s gone from World War II to modern day, Steve Rogers has had to adjust his fashion choice to suit the times and the practicalities of whatever his latest mission is. But what’s the character’s best outfit according to the man himself?

Evans was asked this question while attending Ace Comic Con in Chicago this weekend alongside his Marvel co-stars Karen Gillan and Lee Pace. His answer will likely encourage nods from fans, too, as he went for perhaps the most widely popular variant on the Captain America costume from the movies – the one from The Winter Soldier.

“I was really partial to the Winter Soldier Cap suit. I just like that it was kind of that all-navy number. To me, it just…we called it the stealth suit.
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Thanos Creator Thought Arnold Schwarzenegger Should Play The Role In Avengers: Infinity War

Though we all loved Josh Brolin’s run as the Mad Titan in Marvel’s cinematic universe, it seems original character creator Jim Starlin never envisioned the one-time Jonah Hex actor in the role. For Starlin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or even Idris Elba, were the top choices for his beloved villain.

While speaking to Chuck Load of Comics during the recent Ace Comic Con in Chicago this weekend, the nearly 70-year-old revealed that Brolin wasn’t even on his mind in the earliest days. Though it wasn’t necessarily due to quality perceptions, but more so because of technological concerns at the time.

Here’s what he had to say:

“Because I always thought it was going to be just a voice over job, you know, [an] animated character. That’s how they were doing it at that point, and the new technology was only being introduced that they first introduced him in The Avengers.
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