The first season of The Boys was pretty great in my opinion and they got to the action right away and kept it a steady pace throughout the entire 1st season. The end of the 1st season left off with Butcher(Karl Urban) finding out that his wife and Homelander(Anthony Starr) had a child together and he’s also framed for the murder of Stillwell(Elisabeth Shue), leaving fans wanting more and wondering where things were headed.
The Boys is probably the first time I’ve ever watched the show before reading the comics in regards to comic book adaptations but I am a huge fan of Garth Ennis so I did catch up on the comics in between seasons and seeing there are lots of differences I’m not totally worried about knowing everything that’s going to happen ahead of time.
The 2nd season starts off with Butcher being dropped and waking up in a parking lot in Fort Worth, Indiana and then switches over to Hughie and the rest of the boys to show what a dire situation they are in all while being the most wanted criminals in the country. Switching over to the Supers point of view the show then gives us a peak at a new recruit wanting to replace Lamplighter in the 7, Homlander’s interaction with this new recruit gives us a peak into the fact that he’s not hiding his psycho side quite as well anymore as he bursts the guy’s eardrums with no worries about what anyone thought about it, this season also introduces a power struggle of sorts between Homelander and the CEO of Vought International Stan Edgar, I actually really liked this and thought it added a system of checks and balances of sort for the supers.
The show also starts making a big deal of Super Terrorists or Super Villains but as far as I can remember they only introduced two of them and the first one gets killed by Noir Black like 5 seconds after he’s introduced. The other “Super Terrorist” we see is actually Kimiko’s little brother and the show starts making a pretty big deal of him, even hinting at one point that he’s the key to taking down Vought, about 5 seconds before the deputy director of the CIA’s head blows up right in front of Hughie and the boys but then he dies a few episodes later and I am still left wondering why they put such an importance on him, With only 3 episodes out so far I guess there could be more to this story.
We are also introduced to a new member of the 7 named Stormfront who has electricity based powers and plays the part of the cool edgy chick, except I thought it seemed a bit forced…sort of like when someone in high school tries to act cool for their friends and you can tell it’s not really how they are…the character is cool and all, I just don’t think the actress playing her is doing her justice but like I said only 3 episodes so far, perhaps she’s supposed to come across this way.
Overall I thought they moved the plot along nicely this season and that there were some really cool parts, like the whale part…you know you loved it too. I for one can’t wait to see more episodes, I actually have no clue if this was the complete 2nd season or if they have more episodes on the way but either way there is a 3rd season coming at some point and I can’t wait…I give it a solid 8 out of 10 and would suggest it to anyone…a great show!
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Being stuck at home like so many of us have been can lead to way too much downtime for some but for comic book fans and gamers there will be something to sink their time into for the next 24 hours or so with the live feed of DC FanDome, where they will share details on lots of different comic book titles and gaming news.
24 hours is a lot of time to fill with content and DC isn’t disappointing fans, here’s the scheduled events that start this morning and run for 24 hours.
All time are Eastern Standard Time
Wonder Woman 1984 Panel (1:00 – 1:25 pm)
An in depth look at the upcoming Wonder Woman film will give fans even more to look forward to in the sequel to the very successful Wonder Woman film featuring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.
Warner Bros. Games Montreal Announcement (1:25 – 1:45 pm)
A peak into what the Montreal branch of WB Games will be up to in the following year.
The Sandman Universe: Enter the Dreaming (1:45 – 2:15 pm)
Seeing I thought the Sandman books were done for good this one really has my attention as I want to see what they have in store for Neil Gaiman’s best story
Multiverse 101 (2:15 – 2:45 pm)
I’m guessing this is a basic explanation of how the DC multiverse works and is probably much needed as they have so many things coming out revolving around the multiverse that it’ll be good to clear some of it up with fans
Introducing Flash (2:40 – 2:50 pm)
I’m assuming this will be focused on the movie as explaining The Flash’s comic book origins would take longer than 10 minutes but I could be mistaken
Beyond Batman (2:50 – 2:55 pm)
Being only 5 minutes I’m not sure what they can even accomplish regarding Batman info but hey here you go…5 minutes about Batman
The Suicide Squad (2:55 – 3:25 pm)
30 minutes about the team of villains forced to be heroes, seeing they’re taking a fill half hour I’m guessing they have a good amount of news on The Suicide Squad
BAWSE Females of Color Within the DC Universe (3:40 – 4:00 pm)
A look at women of color in comic books and future plans to be more inclusive with their stories, I feel they probably need more than 20 minutes for this one but at least they’re talking about it at all
Legacy of the Bat (4:00 – 4:15 pm)
Not really sure about this one but assuming it’s to do with Batman, I’m actually curious to see what they touch on in this 15 minutes.
Chris Daughtry: Performance (4:20 – 4:30 pm)
10 minutes of Chris Daughtry…Just what no one asked for…
The Joker: Put on a Happy Face (4:30 – 4:35 pm)
15 minutes on the villain that’s the other side of Batman’s coin, anything about the Joker will always grab my interest.
Jim Lee Portfolio Review – DC Super-Villain Fan Art (4:35 – 4:45 pm)
A look at the legendary artist’s work , Jim Lee is one of the best out there and I’m looking forward to this one.
Surprise DC Comics Panel (4:45 – 5:05 pm)
Like it says, it’s a surprise so we’ll have to wait and see on this one…
I’m Batman: The Voices Behind the Cowl (5:10 – 5:30 pm)
A behind the scenes look at the people that lend their voices to the animated shows.
The Snyder Cut of Justice League (5:30 – 5:55 pm)
A much anticipated look at the Zack Snyder version of Justice League, this is probably going to be one of the more popular moments for DC FanDome
The Flash TV Panel (5:54 – 6:09 pm)
A look at the future of the TV series which takes place in the Arrowverse
Black Adam (6:10 – 6:25 pm)
Probably what most people will tune in for DC will be sharing more details about the upcoming Black Adam film
CNN Heroes: Real-Life Heroes in the Age of Coronavirus (6:30 – 6:50 pm)
A tribute to the real life superheroes out there risking their lives to help the rest of us.
Titans TV Panel (6:50 – 7:05 pm)
A look at the future of the TV series, I kind of thought they gave up on this show so I’m really curious about this one.
Aquaman (7:05 – 7:15 pm)
I’m assuming a look at the upcoming film Aquaman 2 but with only 10 minutes how much can they really share about it…
“Ask Harley Quinn” (7:15 – 7:25 pm)
I’m hoping this is going to Margot Robbie dressed up as Harley answering fans questions because that would be amazing!
Wonder Woman 80th Celebration (7:20 – 7:25 pm)
With only 5 minutes I’m guessing this is just going to be a quick nod to the fact that Wonder woman debuted 80 years ago
Tomorrow’s Super Heroes with Jim Lee Brought to You By Gold House (7:25 – 7:40 pm)
Not sure about this one but sounds like they’ll probably discuss some upcoming new characters they have planned.
Shazam! (7:40 – 7:50 pm)
Not really sure if this is going to be focused on the films or the comics but either way they’ve got my attention.
Wonder Woman 1984 – The WW84 Cast Play ‘Werewolf 1984’ (7:50 – 8:12 pm)
I have no clue on this one…really no guess at all
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (8:10 – 8:30 pm)
Whether in a game or the comics I would love to watch this go down…can’t wait for more details
The Batman (8:30 – 9:00 pm)
Some more info on the upcoming film starring Robert Pattinson as Batman…I really do think he’s gonna be awesome in this role and can’t wait to see it!
Are you looking forward to any of today’s events?
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Spider-Woman has been around in comics since the late 70s and typically you don’t hear a whole lot about her in or outside of comic books these days but with the announcement that Olivia Wilde will be directing a future female led Marvel movie, rumors have started to pop up that it’s most likely going to be a Spider-Woman movie and that left me thinking…well which Spider-Woman are we talking about because there have been quite a few in the comics…So let’s take a look at all the different possibilities of just which character this film might be about. I won’t go over anyone’s complete origins but will try to add pertinent details for each entry.
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The original Spider-Woman debuting all the way back in 1977 is Jessica Drew and this is the most likely candidate in my opinion and this is who most people will think of when you say Spider-Woman. Debuting in Marvel Spotlight #32 back in 1977 and created by Marie Severin and Archie Goodwin Jessica Drew got her own 50 issue series shortly after and would continue to pop up in comics throughout the years. Her origin is different from that of her male counterpart and her powers originate from a serum her father gave her when she was gravely ill and the serum contained irradiated spider’s blood. This is my pick for who the movie will be based on.
Known by a few different names in the comics such as Madame Web and Arachne Julia Carpenter started out referred to as the 2nd Spider-Woman and regardless of the fact that she’s usually featured with teams I think she could carry a film on her own. This time around she gained her powers through a mysterious government organization who injected her with spider venom and exotic plant extracts giving her powers very much like Spider-Man’s but with the added ability to create webs from psychokinetic energy. although I’m leaning towards Jessica Drew being the pick Julia Carpenter is certainly a possibility.
A whole different take on spider-woman would be Mattie Franklin as she started out impersonating Spider-Man after he retired and would then go on to be known as the 3rd Spider-Woman. She has a pretty tragic backstory that could make for a powerful movie touching on subjects from date rape to drug abuse it could be a more serious take on the character and is always a possibility I suppose.
This one is a bit unlikely seeing Charlotte was a villain who used the name Spider-Woman but her story could feature all of the Spider Women as her origin has her steal the powers of all of them before her, in the comics she lost the powers and was left in a coma but they could completely change that for a movie if they wanted and perhaps a Marvel movie focused on a villain is just what we all need.
Although she was a Skrull impersonating Jessica Drew for a very long period of time and it would be odd for Marvel to introduce the character as an imposter, Veranke’s storyline would fit right in with what Marvel has planned in the next two phases of movies, with the Skrulls seemingly the main focus of the films at this point perhaps this is the Spider-Woman we get?
Mary Jane Watson
There have been multiple versions of Mary Jane who went by the name Spider-Woman, one who was actually a ninja and another featured in The Exiles comics which focus heavily on the concept of multiple universes/realities. I think if they focused on Mary Jane they could bring more about the multiverse into the movies, which is what they seem to be trying to do anyways…maybe we get a film like Into The Spider-Verse and we get to see many different Spider-Women…you never know with Marvel.
The movie Logan was a huge success and based on the book Old Man Logan, So why not feature a Spider-Woman from that same popular series and in that same gritty dystopian type setting. Ashley Barton is the daughter of Hawkeye and Tonya Parker and uses the name Spider-Woman in the Old Man Logan timeline, although she originally went by Spider-Bitch but I don’t see Marvel using that one…
Although she is more widely known as Spider-Gwen she is generally accepted as her universe’s version of Spider-Woman and in my opinion would be the best choice for a film although I don’t think the most likely choice. Spider-Gwen is a fan favorite and would be a more than interesting choice for them to make…Instead of losing her life to the Green Goblin she got to live and be the hero in this universe and that’d be a great story to watch unfold on screen.
The daughter of Peter Parker and Mary Jane from an alternate future could have the movie exploring a not so distant future, maybe even featuring one of the actors that played Spider-Man as her father…Mayday is one of the more interesting versions and although she went by Spider-Girl at first she eventually changed it to Spider-Woman. she was even part of the Avengers at one point so there’s that they could work with as well.
This is by no means a definitive list, there are quite a few others that have gone by the name Spider-Woman throughout the years but these are my personal picks for ones they could do a movie about…Oh and honorable mention since I don’t think they’ll focus a movie on her, the character Silk is a small possibility as well but didn’t think enough of one that I should add her.
Based on the comic book series by Gerard Way The first season of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix did a great job of introducing the characters and giving fans a peak into their flaws and self loathing as well as the bond they share through a neglectful upbringing and left off leaving fans wanting more.
With the second season finally released on Netflix the story starts out with each of the 7 being dropped off in the same alley but in different years, forcing them to start lives back in 1963 and bringing a new dynamic to the show, I enjoy time travel and parallel universes on shows if done right and I honestly feel they did a good job with it here for the most part
The second season not only further fleshes out the 7’s back story but delves more into Sir Reginald Hargreeve’s past and his motivations for adopting the 7 in the first place as well as revealing that he may not even be of this earth…I was kind of annoyed they didn’t go into any more detail with that.
We are also introduced to a new character named Lila who ends up having her own motivations for seeking out the 7 as well as being the adopted daughter of The Handler, who is the main antagonist of this season. I have a few issues with the character of Lila as her power is she can reflect other people’s powers but is surprised when she sees 5 teleport, as if she’s never seen anyone with a power before…so how does she even know about her own power and how to use it? I’m wondering if the handler has had her hunting all the children born on that day and they just didn’t mention it, either way I’m very interested to see where her story arc goes.
Every show these days has plot holes, especially those involving time travel of any kind and I try not to let it bother me too much but little things like 5 being “out of fuel” to teleport just because it’s convenient to the plot is a little lame but with so many good things about the show I can look past it and be fine with it.
I also liked that they touched on the subject of racism, even if it was the racism of 1963, it’s still a great thing to bring more attention to , especially in the world we’re living in today..the kind of things shown on the show really happened to POC back then and still do today, it’s important for us not to deny that and pretend otherwise.
Overall I really enjoyed this second season and love how they left things off with the parallel timeline and the Sparrow Academy added into the mix, which if anything like the comics should be very interesting. I wouldn’t say the acting on the show is award winning , Ellen Page is good but sometimes feels a bit flat but perhaps that’s just the character she’s playing’s affect. The show is unique and fun to watch and I certainly don’t need a show to be perfect to enjoy it.
I give the second season a solid 7 out of 10 and would suggest watching it for sure.
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With the shape the world is in right now most large gatherings of any kind are getting outright canceled but San Diego Comic-con had a different idea and decided to go full virtual this year allowing fans to view online for free. you’ll be able to click in and join the fun through Amazon but there are also fan challenges spread across multiple platforms that you can take part in…for full details go to this page https://www.comic-con.org/cci/2020/athome.
Lots of fans although disappointed that they can’t go in person are excited about what they might get to see and the news they might hear through #ComicConAtHome which will be running from July 23-26. anyways let’s take a look at some tweets and what people seem to be anxiously awaiting from this years SDCC.
Batwoman had a promising beginning with it’s first season starting out with around 1.8 million viewers but by the end of the first season had lost almost 2/3 of thew viewers with the finale only garnering around 700,000 viewers. Based on the DC comics characters the CW series was part of what’s referred to as the “Arrowverse” existing in the same world as many other DC comics shows including of course Arrow, The Flash, Black lightning and a few others.
Ruby Rose plays the titular character throughout the first season and she actually did a decent job in my opinion but you can only do so much with lazy writing and by the end of the season she had seemingly had enough as she quit the show, leaving the series in quite the pickle and leaving the few fans still left wondering where the show would go from there.
The announcement that Javicia Leslie was cast recently was met with mixed reactions, with some very happy with the casting and others, well…not so much, there always seems to be divisiveness when a show brings in more diversity and in some cases I can understand why but in this case I just don’t understand the people upset about the casting. Although I agree with the fact that there needs to be more diversity in movies and television I don’t always agree with adding diversity just for the sake of diversity. In this case though Javicia Leslie is being cast as a totally different character, she is not playing Kate Kane, she is playing a character by the name of Ryan Wilder and in my opinion a brand new character is the best opportunity to add diversity to a show, rather than changing an already existing character.
The CW have a new Batwoman – Javicia Leslie. She will take over but there's already a story line with loose ends. #JaviciaLeslie. Ruby Rose received a lot of criticism & I dont understand why they never ended the show & rebooted. I hope Javicia doesn't get the same hate as Ruby.
I for one am excited about the casting choice and as a long time comic book nerd I hope it helps the show find more success.
its sad that the same cruel people, the nerdy cult, aka the #fandom#menace, r now attacking #JaviciaLeslie for playing #batwoman. similar to how they attack and drove #rubyrose away. these jerks need to be stopped & @youtube needs to stop protecting them under the 1st amendment
Javicia Leslie is a 33 year-old African American actress and although she’s not widely known she does have some experience, appearing on the series God Friended Me and The Family Business and the film Always a Bridesmaid. She is also openly bisexual and the showrunners have stated they are set on the fact that an LGBTQ+ person should play the character.
Congratulations, #JaviciaLeslie! “I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show," she said. It's so important we have diverse #superheroes! 🦇 pic.twitter.com/NvGMMBdFQ9
Inspired by the characters from the Batman comic book series the crime drama Gotham takes place during Bruce Wayne’s childhood immediately following the death of his parents and is an in depth look at the origins of Batman and the many villains he battles. The show features many characters from the comics including Penguin, The Riddler, Bane and the beginnings of The Joker. The cast includes Ben Mckenzie as James Gordon and David Mazouz as a young Bruce Wayne and the two are joined by Jada Pinkett Smith and Donal Logue. the series has an even 100 episodes over 5 seasons and is one of the better comic book based shows out there.
Based on the DC Comics series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon the TV series Preacher is one hell of a fun show to watch and I suggest it to everyone that hasn’t watched it yet, I’ll link to my review of the show below.
Based on the DC Comics character of the same name from the Neil Gaiman comic book series The Sandman revolves around the life of the Devil himself Lucifer and his life as a nightclub owner and playboy. The show is a bit different than most comic book based shows and the show itself, although decent, isn’t really my thing but the musical numbers that Lucifer does at the end or start of some episodes are amazing and make the show worth watching just for those alone. Starring Tom Ellis as Lucifer who’s joined by Lauren German and Tom Welling the series has 67 episodes over 4 seasons available to watch and Netflix has renewed it for a fifth final season of 16 episodes.
More based on The Avengers movie than the comic books themselves but still the movies were based on the comics , so same thing. The action science fiction drama follows the story of Phil Coulson after his supposed death in the film The Avengers, he’s put in control of his own team of agents and although the series starts out a bit slow it does get lots better after the first season. There haven’t been a ton of Marvel characters featured on the show but characters like Quake, Absorbing Man and even Ghost Rider have made appearances or been regulars on the show. The show stars Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson who is joined by Chloe Bennet and Ming-Na Wen and currently has 123 episodes over 6 seasons, giving you plenty to binge on. The final season is set to broadcast sometime in 2020.
Based on the DC Comics character John Constantine from the Justice League Dark comic book series the horror drama series Constantine depicted the life of exorcist and occult detective John Constantine as he battles the forces of evil. The show sadly was canceled after only one season but deserved so many more. The show starred Matt Ryan as the title character who has made guest appearances on multiple DC Comics series on the CW since the cancellation of his show. There’s only 13 episodes total but they’re good enough that they leave you wondering how the show got canceled so quickly. There was also a film starring Keanu Reeves about the same character which is amazing!
Based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow the superhero tv series Arrow explores his origins and then stretches throughout his entire life and career as a vigilante/superhero. Starring Stephen Amell, Manu Bennett and Colton Haynes the series spawned what is now known as the Arrowverse, a group of shows on the CW all based in the same universe and connected to each other and has 7 seasons currently with an eighth in the works.
Based on the DC Comics character of the same name the superhero series The Flash would be the second show to become part of the Arrowverse and would follow the life of the Barry Allen version of the character as he gains his powers and learns to use them and learns what it really means to be a hero. Starring Grant Gustin as the title character the series has 5 complete seasons with season 6 currently airing on the CW.
Featuring various DC Comics characters the superhero series Legends of Tomorrow focuses on the adventures of a group of superheroes who travel through time to set history right. One of the interesting things about the show is they change the lineup a little every season, giving fresh characters and fresh stories. The show currently has 4 seasons available and a fifth season that will air January 2020.
Based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Otto Binder and al Plastino the superhero series Supergirl follows the life of Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El and her struggles to balance being a superhero with living a normal human life. The series currently has 4 complete seasons with a 5th airing on the CW right now and stars Melissa Benoist as the title character.
Based on the DC Comics character of the same named created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden the superhero drama stars Cress Williams as the titular character and shows a retired superhero returning to his hero ways. It adds much needed diversity to the superhero genre and currently has 2 complete seasons with a third now airing on the CW.
Based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Geoff Johns the superhero series Batwoman explores the life of Kate Kane(Ruby Rose) and a Gotham missing a Batman so Kate takes on the moniker of the bat but with her own little twist. The series first aired just a month ago and is still somewhere in the middle of its first season but shows lots of promise so far and can currently be watched on the CW as part of the Arrowverse.
Based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman the post apocalyptic horror show depicts the lives of normal people in a world where the dead don’t stay dead and explores how humans become the real monster when put in certain situations. The show is a cultural phenomenon and currently has been nominated for numerous awards. it has 9 complete seasons with the 10th airing currently on AMC and has a great cast including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jon Bernthal.
The Netflix series Daredevil is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and would be the beginning of a good run of Marvel Comics Netflix series. Starring Charlie Cox as the titular character the show explores the origins of the blind superhero and takes a dark and gritty approach as well as having some of the best fight scenes I’ve ever seen on television. It would spawn multiple spin-off series but sadly was canceled after the third season.
Another one of Netflix’s Marvel series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name The Punisher depicts the tragedy that turns Frank Castle into the anti-hero and is hands down my favorite of the Netflix series. Jon Bernthal stars as Frank Castle and he is absolutely perfect in the role, I can’t imagine anyone else playing the character now, he just portrayed him too perfectly. It’s a crying shame that this show was canceled after only 2 seasons but with the new Disney Plus streaming service who knows what the future might hold for Frank Castle.
Once again a Netflix series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter and portrays her work as a private detective and her apprehension to be a hero. The best part of the show in my opinion was David Tennant’s portrayal as the villain Killgrave or Mr. Purple as he’s known in the comics, he was brilliantly creepy and sent chills up my spine. The show was canceled after 3 seasons but did fit a lot of story into those three.
Once again a Netflix series based on a Marvel Comics character of the same name, Luke Cage stars Mike Colter as the hero with indestructible skin and although it’s a decent show is about the point where the quality of the Netflix Marvel shows started to drop off quite a bit. The show was canceled after 2 seasons.
Another Netflix series based on a Marvel Comics character of the same name but in my opinion not done nearly as well as the past few entries on this list. Iron Fist falls short of being great television and it almost felt like Netflix gave up trying at this point. Starring Finn Jones in a less than stellar performance as the kung fu fighting hero Iron Fist the series was canceled after 2 seasons and for once I agreed with that decision. I’m not a fan but it was part of the universe Netflix was trying to build so figured I’d list it.
The final series released as part of this Marvel Netflix group of shows The Defenders was the culmination of all the Netflix series I just listed, taking the characters from each show and throwing them together as a team. It was a decent show and certainly better than Iron Fist but was canceled after just one season with 8 episodes and was the nail in the coffin for Netflix and Marvel working together.
Based on the DC Comics team Teen Titans created by Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti the superhero series Titans is one of the first originals that the DC streaming service offered and explores how the superhero team was first formed and how they all found each other. I love the direction DC took with this series, making it gritty and dark and keeping us adult comic book fans in mind. The series currently has 2 full seasons available with a third one the way and is a great start for the newer streaming service.
Another great offering from the DC streaming service Doom Patrol is based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, who are kind of like the misfits of the superhero world. The series is a great addition to the streaming service and the cast is great including Brendan Fraser, Timothy Dalton and Diane Guerrero(Who I absolutely love and I’ll link to the article that explains why below). The series has 1 full season so far with a second on the way sometime in 2020.
Another Netflix Original, this time based on the comic book of the same name by Dennis Liu Raising Dion is about a mom trying to keep her child safe when she finds out he has superpowers. I will link to my review on the series below. The show currently has 1 season available on Netflix.
Amazon Prime Video is starting to come out with some pretty good series and The Boys is perhaps the best of the bunch. Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson the show focuses on a group of normal guys that get together to take down the very corrupt and very powerful superheroes of the world. I love how the series shows us how even superpowered beings are flawed and have issues like the rest of us. Karl Urban leads a great cast in a fresh take on the superhero genre and the series has 1 season available so far with a second on the way.
Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name the FX series Legion is set in the X-men universe and is perhaps one of the strangest shows I’ve ever watched. In the comics Legion or David Haller is Professor X’s very powerful mutant son, the show hasn’t made it clear as to the background of David Haller and so far only seems loosely connected to the comic book character but nonetheless is an interesting and unique approach to the genre. The show has a total of 3 seasons available with no further ones planned, so it is a neat little binge-worthy package for any comic book fan that wants their mind messed with a bit while watching a good show.
ABC takes a crack at the superhero genre with this series about the Marvel Comics characters of the same name starting at their origins and slowly broadening their story from there. I couldn’t really get into this show much but can certainly see why a younger generation of comic book fans might enjoy this show, it’s basically a teen coming of age story but with superpowers thrown in. The series was canceled after just 2 seasons but is worth a watch if you’ve run out of new shows to check out.
The Hulu Original series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name Runaways explores the formation of the young team and the problems that arise when they find out their own parents are the villains they need to stop. The show that features a pet dinosaur and teenage team of heroes has 2 full seasons available currently with a third and final season due out in December, 2019.
Although it isn’t based on any comic books specifically the series The Gifted takes place in an alternate Marvel universe where the X-men were wiped out and mutants are in hiding. The show is filled with interesting characters, some from the comics and some made up just for the show and I actually enjoyed this show quite a lot and that’s why it saddens me a bit that it was canceled after just 2 seasons but it’s still worth checking out for sure.
Although it isn’t based on any comic books specifically the science fiction serial drama Heroes is based on comic books in general and depicts a world where an eclipse causes ordinary people all over the world to gain extraordinary powers. The series first aired on NBC back in 2006 and had 4 seasons before it was canceled and it also spawned a miniseries in 2015 titled Heroes Reborn, which in my opinion wasn’t anywhere near as good as the original series which to this day remains one of my favorites.
I’m sure I am missing a few shows and there are a ton of new Marvel series coming out in the next year or so on the new Disney Plus streaming service but I wanted to stick to shows I’ve actually seen and can give a real opinion on, any shows I’ve missed I’ll probably write a review about once I do watch them so follow my blog to watch for future posts.
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With Disney’s streaming service set to premier in North America on November 12, 2019 and their recent announcement of content and what the service will be focusing on I thought it a great time to go over some of the originals that you’ll only get with this service and see if it seems like it can compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu. With a decent price range for the service, $6.99 a month ,which is much lower than any of it’s competitors it certainly has my attention right from the start and with everything that Disney owns rights to there is almost no end to the possibilities for the future.
Set in the Star Wars universe The Mandalorian takes place about 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will follow the pursuits of a bounty hunter who operates in the outer reaches of space here the New Republic has no power. With Pedro Pascal in the title role and an interesting and diverse cast including Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Carl Weathers and Bill Burr it’s shaping up to be a promising series for sure. The Mandalorian will premier the same day as the streaming service on November 12, 2019 and is sure to draw some subscribers in.
I love that they are retelling this classic from 1955, I loved this movie as a kid and have not been able to get my son to watch it but perhaps with a more modern take on it a new generation can be introduced to this great movie. The movie is set to premier on November 12, 2019 and with voice actors like Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux leading the charge it has a good chance of living up to the original.
With Disney Plus coming in November it’s just in time for Christmas specials and Noelle will be their attempt at joining in the holiday fun. Focusing on the lives of Santa’s Son and Daughter and all the crazy things they get into when trying to take over Christmas for him this film starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader takes a comedic approach to Christmas and premiers on November 12, 2019.
High School Musical The Series
Although I wasn’t a fan of the original movie myself both my nieces loved it, makes me feel old to think it came out 15 years ago. This 10 episode series will bring fans of the movie what they’ve been missing and will seemingly be a more modern take on the whole idea of the movie. You know, Teen Angst and all that kind of stuff. There are no big names attached to this show yet as far as I could find and I’m not sure on the release date either.
Hero Project will be a Documentary series and will feature the real life stories of real life heroes, not in the way that they have superpowers and fight crime but heroes in how they showed bravery, selflessness and kindness and made a positive difference in the world or people’s lives. The series will air on November 12, 2019 and although there isn’t much info on it yet it does sound like an interesting concept and could pay off.
The World According To Jeff Goldblum
I mean this one speaks for itself , it’s Jeff Goldblum, he’s not only a national treasure but a planetary one. This series will take us on a journey through the mind of Jeff Goldblum as h takes everyday items and introduces us to amazing facts and wonderful stories connected to those items. I mean you could probably have him talk about pocket lint and people would watch so I feel they can’t go wrong here. Premiering on November 12, 2019 this series is sure to be a big hit for Disney Plus.
Bringing back all your favorites from the High School Musical movie for a high school reunion 15 years later this series . The show will bring fans along on the journey as their favorite characters face new challenges and drama as adults. with Kristen Bell as executive producer this is Disney’s second series coming into the streaming service from the High School Musical franchise and premieres November 12, 2019.
Monsters at Work
This series is set in the Monsters Inc. universe and will be a direct sequel to the first movie, taking place 6 months afterwards. There isn’t a ton of info about it yet but it is set to air sometime in 2020 and will feature some of the great voice actors from the original including Billy Crystal and John Goodman.
Based on the book series of the same name by Stephan Pastis the film will be directed by Tom McCarthy and will follow the adventures of an 11 year old boy who believes himself to be the best detective. He runs his own little agency called Failure Inc. and has an imaginary friend who’s a polar bear. It sounds like it will be interesting at the very least and will be a good one to sit down and watch with the kids. I’m not sure on the release date for this but it’s safe to assume somewhere near the launch of Disney Plus on November 12, 2019.
One of the many Marvel originals that will be airing on Disney Plus WandaVision is a series that will revolve around the lives of Scarlet Witch(Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) and Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy Lewis from the Thor movie. The show is set to air in August 2020 and as most Marvel’s ideas is sure to be gold I’m sure.
Another series from Marvel comics, this one will center on Bucky Barnes A.K.A. The Winter Soldier and his partnership with the new Captain America Sam Wilson A.K.A. the Falcon. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will return to play the characters we’re all so used to them playing, the villain Helmut Zemo(Daniel Bruhl) will also make a return. The series will premier in Fall of 2020.
I honestly can’t find a whole lot of info on this one yet , I just know it will be a thing at some point and whether that means a series or a movie doesn’t matter to me as I would love to delve further into the story from both. It’s Star Wars, It’s the Clone Wars, you just can’t go wrong.
Another Marvel series this one will follow the formula of the old What If…? comic books showing fans how things might have been different in the Marvel universe and gives us what if? scenarios that would have caused those differences, for instance what if Jane Foster gained the powers of Thor. the possibilities are endless with this series and I absolutely can not wait for it but I’ll have to because it isn’t slated to air until mid 2021 with a first season consisting of 23 episodes.
One more installment from Marvel Comics Loki will focus on the life of everyone’s favorite Asgardian villain. there isn’t a ton of info since it doesn’t air until Spring of 2021 but we do know it will only have 6 episodes and star Tom Hiddleston
There have been rumors circulating since 2015 about the Birds of Prey movie and now we finally have a 2020 release date for it and with the new trailer dropping just a few days ago we got our first real look at the characters that will be in the movie. It’s based on the DC Comics all female team of heroes , although the lineup in the movie is a little different from the comic book lineup. So who are the main protagonists and antagonists of this movie, let’s take a look.
Perhaps the best known female comic book character of them all Harley Quinn will once again be played by Margot Robbie, who was perhaps the only good part of The Suicide Squad movie released a while ago but what a lot of people don’t know is how the character came about in the comics in the first place.
Unlike most comic book characters Harley Quinn didn’t make her debut in comics but rather in the Batman Animated Series in 1992, she gained such popularity that they brought her into the comics as a regular. Born as Harley Quinzel she goes to work at Arkham Asylum as a Psychologist and becomes obsessed with The Joker and becomes his “love” interest although their relationship is considered to be incredibly dysfunctional as The Joker is frequently abusive to Harley Quinn.
There have been three different woman that used the name Huntress in the comics but the movie will focus on Helena Bertinelli played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Helena Bertinelli is the daughter of one of Gotham’s mafia bosses and witnessing the death of her family at the hands of criminals is what drives her to become The Huntress, even becoming a member of The Justice League at one point.
The Black Canary Has been portrayed on the CW’s Arrow series but in Birds of Prey will be played by a different actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell. the character actually debuted in the comics way back in the 40’s and is portrayed as a martial arts expert with a sonic scream power that can shatter objects and even kill. there have been more than one woman who took the identity of Black Canary and at this point I’m not sure which one the movie is going with.
Rosie Perez has been cast as Renee Montoya who was initially created for the Batman animated series but was actually put into a few comics before her debut on the animated series in 1992. She was a detective in Gotham’s police force but is forced to retire when she comes out as gay, she often supports superheroes in their crime fighting efforts.
Played by Chris Messina The Assassin/Serial killer Victor Zsasz is sure to add some twisted violence to the movie, known for carving marks into his face and body for each person he kills. He was portrayed perfectly on the TV series Gotham by actor Anthony Carrigan. here’s hoping Messina can also do the character justice. Zsasz will kill anyone at anytime for no reason and a character liek that can bring a lot to a movie.
Roman Sionis/Black Mask
Perhaps the thing about the movie I’m most looking forward to is seeing Ewan Mcgregor play this classic Batman villain. Black Mask has been a thorn in Batman’s side since he comic book debut back in 1985 and is often depicted as a crime boss and sadistic man who enjoys torturing others. Born to wealthy parents who cared more for money and status than they did for their son, Roman grows to resent his parents and all the kinds of people they would likely socialize with. I can’t wait to see what Ewan Mcgregor does with this character.
Developed by Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for AMC Preacher is based on a comic book by Garth Ennis, it stars Dominic Cooper as the preacher who gains the power to make anyone do anything simply by speaking the words out loud, it also stars Ruth Negga as his love interest and Joseph Gilgun as his Vampiric best friend. The series just ended on September 29, 2019 wrapping up the fourth and final season. It’s a shame to see such a good show end but a great time to go over what made this show so great.
The show revolves around Jessie Custer(Dominic Cooper) a down on his luck and faith preacher who gains an incredible power and sets out to have a face to face with God himself, his girlfriend Tulip(Ruth Negga) and new best friend who happens to also be a vampire Cassidy(Joseph Gilgun) join him on this journey and all kinds of chaos ensues, I’ll try not to give away too much of the plot here but to truly describe this show like it deserves you need to describe the crazy cast of characters as they are what gives this show real life.
I’ve already mentioned the Preacher with a crazy power and his Vampiric best friend, not to mention Tulip his crazy badass no fear girlfriend but as the show goes on the cast of characters just gets crazier and crazier. There is a kid named Eugene who has a face that looks like an anus because he shot himself with a shotgun and lived, in the comics they call him Arseface. There are angels that are much dumber than you’d expect an angel to be, there is a man that runs an extremist Christian sect who has a bullet wound on the top of his head making it resemble male genitalia , he also has a replacement ear made of a vampire’s foreskin and if that’s not enough to make you want to check the show out Hitler also escapes from hell and joins in the fun and there is a clone of Jesus named Humperdoo.
I’m sorry to see the show end nonetheless it was an extremely enjoyable show to watch while it lasted. It’s probably not a great show if you’re easily offended as that seems to be a main theme of the show…Just how offensive can they be each week but in the best way possible. If you haven’t checked this show out I highly advise you do.