5 New Images From ‘Iron Fist’ Spotlight The Heroes And Villains

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Netflix has released five new images from Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series Iron Fist. The images showcase Danny Rand (Finn Jones), Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), and Marvel Netflix fan favorite Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson). In addition, we also get a look at the children of Harold Meachum, villains Joy (Jessica Stroup) and Ward (Tom Pelphrey) Meachum.

In the comics, after years spent in the mythical city of K’un-Lun, Danny Rand— the son of Wendell Rand, co-founder of Rand-Meachum Inc.— returns home vowing revenge for the murder of his father at the hands of his business partner, Harold Meachum. Meachum saw an opportunity to take over control of Rand-Meachum and he seized it when he cut Wendell’s safety rope as the two were crossing a crevasse in the Himalayas on their way to K’un-Lun.

Iron Fist Premieres March 172017 on Netflix.

Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

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‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 Officially Announced

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(SPOILERS FOR SEASON ONE AHEAD, OBVIOUSLY)

In the closing moments of the first season of Luke Cage, Luke (Mike Colter) was being carted off to prison after his true identity was revealed to the world. We knew it would only be a matter of time before his innocence was proven after Bobby Fish found the documents that would clear his name in Pop’s Barbershop. But in Luke Cage, the bad guys can win. And they did win. It’s obvious Luke has unfinished business with Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) at the end of the series so a second season featuring Marvel’s hero of Harlem seemed a no-brainer.

Today, Marvel made it official, taking to Facebook and Twitter to announce the culturally relevant series will indeed return for a second season. Unfortunately, a release date has not been set but we can rest assured Luke will be back to help accelerate the demise of the self-destructive villains of Harlem most likely sometime in 2018.

Luke will next be seen in 2017 when the team-up series, The Defenders hits Netflix. The series pits the street level heroes of the Netflix corner of the Marvel cinematic universe against a villainous Sigourney Weaver whose role is still a mystery.

Luke Cage season one is currently available for streaming on Netflix.

The series stars Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Rosario Dawson, Frank Whaley, Theo Rossi, Erik LaRay Harvey, and Alfre Woodard. Executive Produced by Cheo Hodari Coker.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2’: Teaser Trailer

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The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is here and it’s as glorious as you could hope for. The sequel follows the galaxy’s unlikeliest heroes as they set out to find the father of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt).

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.

The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell. Written and directed by James Gunn.

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2’ Trailer Arrives Tonight

Summer 2017 is going to be a major summer movie season for Hollywood and to kick it off will be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. from director James Gunn. Just two months ago, Marvel Studios released a sneak peek at the film offering fans some tantalizing glimpses of the galaxy’s unlikeliest heroes.

Tonight Marvel will unveil the first official trailer for the film during the broadcast of the ACC Championship Game at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell. Written and directed by James Gunn.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

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(via CBR)

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Gives Spidey Suit an Upgrade

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POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD.

The trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently looming over the internet. The trailer which is attached to the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is expected to hit the web before Rogue One hits theaters onDecember 16th. But ahead of the trailer, Marvel casually unveiled a clip from the film at the CCXP convention in Brazil.

In attendance was Marvel Digital Media Vice President and Executive Editor Ryan Pengos who took to twitter to give fans a description of the clip that was shown

The Spider-Man Homecoming footage was short but AWESOME. Starts from Spidey’s POV, talking with Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). There’s a case from Tony Stark with an “upgrade” for Spidey. Then we see Spidey leap off a building, open his arms, web wings! There were a few more flashes of shots, but I can’t remember. That classic underarm webbing look was just so rad.

Considering the latest design of the Spidey suit is the closest we have seen to the original incarnation crafted by Steve Ditko, it would come as no great surprise if the new film gives Spidey his web wings which were first seen when Spider-Man made his very first debut in Amazing Fantasy #15.
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Sigourney Weaver Teases Villainous Role in ‘The Defenders’

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Next year, not only will Marvel lead the genre in diversity with the upcoming Black Panter and Spider-Man: Homecoming films, but it will also debut three new Netflix series including Iron Fist, The Punisher, and the culmination of the entire Netflix corner yet, The Defenders.

The studio already dominates the superhero landscape with its epic blockbusters. But Marvel has managed to dig deeper, past the glossy popcorn flicks into something darker and moodier with its Netflix corner of the MCU. The streaming service offers Marvel a chance to explore adult themes that show us the consequences of being a street level hero fighting against corrupt politicians and the criminal underworld as the heroes try to cling to some sense of normalcy in their lives.

The Defenders is currently shooting on location in New York City. An official synopsis has yet to be released but it is known that the series will follow Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Finn Jones (Iron Fist) as they put their resources together and team-up to take on Sigourney Weaver who’s villainous character is still unknown at this point.

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While promoting the new film A Monster Calls, Weaver was asked by Variety about her role in The Defenders:

“I can’t say much, because they might kill me. I think everyone I work for might kill me if I tell you anything. But I have the most delicious character. She’s really smart, and she’s very in charge.”

When Marvel officially revealed Weaver had been cast as the villain for The Defenders at New York Comic Con, the room erupted. So far each Marvel Netflix series has offered a more compelling villain than any of its theatrical outings yet. Continuing that trend, the team-up series has to serve up a villain who can not only challenge all four of the main heroes but shake them to their core. Weaver certainly has her work cut out for her because following Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk, or Mahershala Ali’s Cottonmouth is going to be no small feat. But having an iconic actress such as herself in the mix playing a powerful woman seems like the perfect way to elevate the villains of the Netflix corner even further.

The Defenders hits Netflix sometime in 2017.

SOURCE: VARIETY

IMAX Doubles Down; Inhumans Has A Premiere Date

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Two weeks ago Marvel announced a groundbreaking partnership between IMAX and Disney/ABC Television Group to bring Marvel’s The Inhumans to the small screen. In an unprecedented move, the series will first see a theatrical debut exclusively in IMAX theaters on Labor Day 2017 for the first two episodes shot entirely with IMAX cameras. Following the theatrical debut, ABC will capitalize on The Inhumans by premiering extended versions of the first two episodes before beginning its fall 2017 run. Currently, the series is capped at eight episodes with subsequent action sequences also to be shot with IMAX cameras.

Per a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, The Inhumans now has a premiere date. While speaking at the Credit Suisse Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, CEO of IMAX Entertainment Greg Foster revealed the series will debut on ABC on September 26, 2017, after hitting theaters on or around September 1.

Foster also shared some more major news, revealing that IMAX is doubling down with its entry into the world of television:

“This is at the high end of the range of what we’ll be doing, but we’re already looking for a second [series]. This is a really exciting opportunity that could blossom into more.”

Just what exactly could IMAX be looking to get involved with? While on the subject of The Inhumans Foster added:

“Hopefully this will spawn more seasons of the show, and opportunistically, we’re looking at other opportunities and programs that we can become part of.”

More Marvel shows seem like the smart and safe choice, especially given the success of Marvel’s foray into the darker, more mature superhero outings on Netflix. But the smarter move would be to hold back and see if their gamble pays off before greenlighting another series.

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SOURCE: THR