Tag: Marvel

Boycotts, Buyouts & New Star Wars – Disney’s Busy Week, Explained

I don’t know what Rian Johnson’s new Skywalker-less Star Wars trilogy is going to be about. Those more versed in Wars lore than me, specifically Collider’s Jedi Council, speculate with 95-99% certainty it will be […]

Disney’s Attempted Purchase of 20th Century Fox Film & TV, As Explained By a Comics Nerd

Basically, The Avengers and X-Men would finally get to hang out. The above takeaway is all you might want to know about CNBC’s bombshell? stunning? overblown? report that Disney recently spoke to 20th Century Fox […]

Inhumans Fallout: IMAX & ABC Had a Good IDea. Too Bad Marvel Dropped the Ball.

Marvel and ABC’s Inhumans just debuted in IMAX theaters across the world last weekend as a first-of-its-kind deal debuting a TV show in movie theaters months before its actual TV premiere. It didn’t go well. […]

Making Lower-Budget Standalone DC Movies? Good Idea. Making The First One a Joker Origin Story? Bad Idea.

Here’s the (maybe) good news: Warner Bros. is planning a separate batch of lower-budget, standalone DC movies. Here’s the (definitely) bad news: The first one of these might be a Joker origin story directed by […]

The Defenders Episode 1 “The H Word” – Choppy, Just Like The Avengers

Just finished the first episode. Can I finally say, “Defenders asse…”? Not so fast. We’ve got to set the mood, reintroduce the characters, tie off all of their cliffhangers and chart a new path for […]

Could Disney’s New Netflix-like Service Be a Step Toward Premium Video On Demand?

Why is Disney walking away from a deal which nets them as much as $300 million a year? That’s what Ben Weiss, chief investment officer at 8th & Jackson Capital Management, wondered when Disney announced […]

Box Office: Will Hollywood Try to Explain Away Wonder Woman’s Success & Return to the Status Quo?

Before I start into my whole spiel about how this could all go horribly wrong, let’s just stop to scoreboard watch and celebrate: They did it. They actually did it. Patty Jenkins just broke through […]

Iron Fist’s Season Finale “Dragon Plays With Fire”: Not With a Bang But a Whimper

Sigh. Not with a bang but a whimper. That’s my instant reaction to Iron Fist’s season finale, which upends all the good work done in the latter half of the season and goes out in […]

Iron Fist Episodes 4-6: Did It Get Better?

Weeks in advance of Iron Fist’s premiere, Netflix provided TV critics with screeners for the first 6 episodes, and those critics gobbled them up and spit them out, emphatically declaring that the show left a […]

Iron Fist’s First 3 Episodes: Give Me a Spin-Off About Harold and His Intern

Iron Fist’s first three episodes can be roughly summarized as follows: Episode 1 – Danny: Hey, everyone! It’s me, Danny, heir to the billion dollar company you’ve been running ever since I went down in […]