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Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...




Welcome to the Marvel Netflix Megathread, where we can binge-watch the four new series (and one miniseries!) coming to everyone's favorite streaming service! All of these series will be considered in-canon to the MCU (that's Marvel Cinematic Universe to those of you who've been living in a cave the last 5 or 6 years), but I wouldn't get my hopes up about them showing up in future films. Stranger things have happened, but I think it's a safer bet that we might see some sort of Agents of SHIELD crossover instead.

Ok, maybe they'll be in Captain America: Civil War.

So what are these series?


Premieres April 10th, 2015

Matt Murdock has it rough. When he was a kid, he got splashed with some kind of radioactive goop (which may or may not have mutated some turtles afterwards, it's kinda vague), blinding him. He also got some super-heightened senses out of the deal though, so that's kinda cool. It also makes it easier for him to beat the living hell out of the criminal elements in Hell's Kitchen!

Who's In It?

Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil
As the Man Without Fear, Matt Murdock is a lawyer during the day, and a vigilante at night. Previously seen on the big screen...you know what, forget that because it was awful. The Daredevil costume is a bit of a departure from tradition, but rumor has it by the end of the series he'll have his horned mask.


Vincent D'onofrio as Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin
Don't let the weight fool you, Wilson Fisk is a goddamned walking tank. He is a force of nature that just happens to enjoy running the New York underworld a lot, and messing with him isn't a good idea. However, in that this series is more the rise of Daredevil, it's also the rise of Fisk. He's not the Kingpin yet, but we'll see how he gets there.


AKA Jessica Jones, Premieres TBA 2015

Jessica Jones also has it a bit rough. She tried the whole superhero thing and ended up with a good case of PTSD for her trouble. Now she's a PI for both normal and gifted individuals in New York.

Who's In It?

Krystan Ritter as Jessica Jones
Jessica fell victim to that good old fashioned Marvel go-to source of powers in the comics, radioactive waste, granting her super strength, limited invulnerability, and flight (which she apparently never really mastered). No word on if that's going to be the case for the series, but my guess is it'll have something to do with the Battle of New York during The Avengers.


David Tennant as Zebediah Kilgrave/The Purple Man
Dosed with an experimental nerve gas that dyed his skin and hair purple, Zebediah Kilgrave also found that he could release pheromones that can control people's behavior. The official synopsis for the show indicates that he simply is from Jessica's past, but also that he's the primary villain for the series. Also, he started as a member of Daredevil's rogues gallery originally.


Marvel's Iron Fist, Premieres TBA

Danny Rand is a martial artist who has mastered the technique of the Iron Fist, allowing him to focus his chi, which allows him to punch and kick really really hard. Did you know we almost had a movie starring Ray Park back in the early 2000's? Anyway, no casting yet.


Marvel's Luke Cage, Premieres TBA

Sweet Christmas! Subjected to a failed attempt to duplicate the Super Soldier Serum, Luke Cage gained super-strength and bullet-proof skin. In the comics he once called Dr. Doom "Honey". I am dead serious. Luke will first appear in AKA Jessica Jones before his own series premieres.

Who's In It?

Mike Colter as Luke Cage
Aside from him first appearing on Jessica's series, little is known about the direction Luke Cage will take. It's assumed we'll get his backstory there, partially because in current continuity, Jessica's full name is Jessica Jones Cage. Oh yeah, he taps that.


Marvel's The Defenders
Premiering after Luke Cage, this miniseries will see all four of our primary heroes team up in some fashion yet to be determined.

So there we have it, a basic rundown, which will be updated as more information becomes available. Personally, I can't wait.

And Luke Cage better goddamn say Sweet Christmas at some point.


Deadpool posted:

Netflix Rules Update!

OK, here's what we're going to try as a test. Some people are not happy with the go-wild aspect of the Netflix threads so we're going to try a different approach. If you have general thoughts on the show that's fine. If you are doing specific reactions to episodes they will go into labeled spoiler tags with the episode you are on or have completed for the first 72 hours. If you haven't gotten to that episode then don't click on the spoiler. This is just a trial for Daredevil and if it doesn't work we'll just go back to the old way from now on. And now an example post:


So far the show is good. I enjoy this show so far through episode 10. It is a fine television program.

1x10
The thing that happens in this episode certainly happened. And how it tied back into what they were saying in episode 3 was definitely a cool thing. I think the villain that appeared in this episode and did the villainy thing was bad. He should be punched by the Daredevil and have to go to jail.

The 1x10 is just the episode you're up to. You can write all about episode four if you want, but if you let something slip that came out later and you forget and it maybe happened in episode six that's why you still put episode 10 and not episode four. Get it? Hope it works. And if not sorry!


Daredevil Discussion: Spoiler tagged discussion starts here. Discussion with no spoiler tags starts here.

Ensign_Ricky fucked around with this message at May 22, 2015 around 23:39

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Narcissus1916
Apr 29, 2013


Tennant as the Purple Man?! That sounds strangely perfect, seems like Marvel's ability to cast well is going to continue here.

thrakkorzog
Nov 16, 2007


I do have some hopes that some of these shows might be good, and from what I've seen so far there isn't anything really objectionable. The worst I can say is that any super hero team anchored by Iron Fist and Luke Cage should be Heroes for Hire, not the Defenders, that was entirely different superhero team.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005

Gosh, I love arrows.


It'll be interesting to see how they do Iron Fist as his whole thing is pretty heavy on the mysticism, which the MCU hasn't really dabbled in yet.


Edit: Also hoping the Iron Fist show brings in the other Immortal Weapons.

muscles like this! fucked around with this message at Mar 11, 2015 around 11:17

Gaunab
Feb 13, 2012



I wanted Terry Crews to be Luke Cage but other than that I'm excited.

Blazing Ownager
Jun 2, 2007

I ain't got time to bleed.

Am I the only one hoping that, if this actually goes over well, they consider doing a Punisher Netflix run?

It seems like the only venue they could get away with absolutely unrated violence or a hard R without dicking up the franchise. And about the only hope to ever see a decent live action version.

Riptor
Apr 13, 2003

here's to feelin' good all the time


Isn't there something in a few MCU movies about a dude driving a Ryder truck and the theory is that it's the Punisher?

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005

Gosh, I love arrows.


Riptor posted:

Isn't there something in a few MCU movies about a dude driving a Ryder truck and the theory is that it's the Punisher?

It was a thing in Winter Solider where supposedly the truck that wiped out some of the cops chasing Fury was being driven by the Punisher but who knows.

Bunnita
Jun 12, 2002

Was it everything you thought it would be?

muscles like this? posted:

It was a thing in Winter Solider where supposedly the truck that wiped out some of the cops chasing Fury was being driven by the Punisher but who knows.

I watched this last night and the scene kind of stuck out my mind and I didn't understand why, so if the reconed it that way it would work.

hcreight
Mar 19, 2007

My name is Oliver Queen...


I'm curious to see if they had any of these characters in mind for crossovers when they made that Sony deal, seeing as how they all have close associations with Spider-Man. But we'll see.

I hope Marvel's being serious about the Netflix shows being a little more adult-oriented. 616 Jessica has the mouth of a sailor and it'd be cool if that carried into this show. And Ritter can totally pull that aspect of her personality off.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



hcreight posted:

I'm curious to see if they had any of these characters in mind for crossovers when they made that Sony deal, seeing as how all of these characters have close associations with Spider-Man. But we'll see.

I hope Marvel's being serious about the Netflix shows being a little more adult-oriented. 616 Jessica has the mouth of a sailor and it'd be cool if that carried into this show. And Ritter can totally pull that aspect of her personality off.

Well Daredevil is rated M and I don't see how they can properly translate Alias to television without at least having swearing.

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010


The Daredevil trailer came out yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAy6NJ_D5vU

It looks pretty god drat good, I'm excited for it.

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


Respectfully petitioning the mods for a less awful thread title.

bbf2
Nov 22, 2007

"The White Shadow"

I don't understand the "Thor (not that one)" joke in the title. Did one of the actors involved in this play a character with the first name Thor in a movie at one point or something?

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



bbf2 posted:

I don't understand the "Thor (not that one)" joke in the title. Did one of the actors involved in this play a character with the first name Thor in a movie at one point or something?

Have you never seen Adventures in Babysitting?


Irish Joe posted:

Respectfully petitioning the mods for a less awful thread title.

OP's choice. For now.

Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


Deadpool posted:

OP's choice. For now.

If someone can come up with a better title, I'm open to suggestions.

Kurtofan
Feb 16, 2011

Lanky Kong DLC available in the new Smash Bros.


Netflix Marvel Megathread: Hi, Joker

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


Netflix Marvel: Alias Immortal (Wo)Men Without Fear For Hire.

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

Dwyane Wade is still taking his player option for $23.8 million next season, according to sources. The Jimmy Butler trade affects nothing


Hell's Kitchen the most dangerous place in the world to buy free range organic mayonnaise.

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

Dwyane Wade is still taking his player option for $23.8 million next season, according to sources. The Jimmy Butler trade affects nothing


muscles like this? posted:

It'll be interesting to see how they do Iron Fist as his whole thing is pretty heavy on the mysticism, which the MCU hasn't really dabbled in yet.


Edit: Also hoping the Iron Fist show brings in the other Immortal Weapons.

Iron Fist might not be out til Doctor Strange in 2016(or 17?)

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005

Gosh, I love arrows.


Dexo posted:

Hell's Kitchen the most dangerous place in the world to buy free range organic mayonnaise.

It was de-gentrified by the events of Avengers.

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

Dwyane Wade is still taking his player option for $23.8 million next season, according to sources. The Jimmy Butler trade affects nothing


muscles like this? posted:

It was de-gentrified by the events of Avengers.

I mean sure facts, but still gotta get these jokes off.

Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


Gaz-L posted:

Netflix Marvel: Alias Immortal (Wo)Men Without Fear For Hire.

So far this gets my thumbs up.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



This time Mike actually is Luke Cage.

bbf2
Nov 22, 2007

"The White Shadow"

Deadpool posted:

Have you never seen Adventures in Babysitting?


Nope, thanks for the clarification.

Dan Didio
Apr 6, 2009

OMG!! WeareSOawesome!!



muscles like this? posted:

It was de-gentrified by the events of Avengers.

The events of Avengers barely managed to disrupt traffic, if they suddenly reveal that it levelled Hell's Kitchen, then, hahaha, what the gently caress.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.


If Alias is going to be a straight-up adaptation of the original series, it's going to be one hell of a ride, that is one of my favorite series ever. Tennant as the Purple Man is going to be a hell of a thing.

OldSenileGuy
Mar 13, 2001


I hate the thread title as well, and was planning on changing it when Daredevil starts.

On another note, do people think the spoiler policy is good as-is for the Marvel Netflix shows? Or should there be a change to something like "use spoiler tags for one week after it is released"? I feel like the Marvel Netflix shows are something that a lot of people are going to want to talk about/hear people's impressions of, most likely before they've had a chance to watch the whole season themselves.

LORD OF BOOTY
Feb 11, 2015

THEY MAKE SURE YOU AIN'T BOOTY!!!


Hey, thing that hasn't been mentioned yet that's really noteworthy: the showrunner on Daredevil, at the very least, is Steven S. DeKnight, the creator of Spartacus. And judging by the TV-MA rating on the most recent trailer, they're letting him run wild.

Get loving hype.

e: Also, yeah, I say a one-week grace period is fair. Probably a good policy for any first-season Netflix show, tbh, a lot of people like to hear general "is this good y/n" impressions before they watch something.

Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


OldSenileGuy posted:

I hate the thread title as well,

Jeez, I didn't think it was that bad.

OldSenileGuy
Mar 13, 2001


Ensign_Ricky posted:

Jeez, I didn't think it was that bad.

It's not your fault, it just contains the words "Doctor Who"

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



The Legend of Netflix Marvel Megathread

Narcissus1916
Apr 29, 2013


I bought Lego Marvel for the ps4 and the menu music before you start it is the Merry Marvel Marching Society theme.

Arrgytehpirate
Oct 2, 2011

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS


I'm so excited for Daredevil. He's really a badass character and a lot of people had that awful movie as their introduction. Hopefully this show gives the character some much needed love.

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


The weird thing about that movie is how off some scenes are, and how slavish others are. The opening shot is right out of a Joe Quesada drawing. Chasing the bad guy onto the train tracks is right out of Man Without Fear. They flipped the priest's line, but they took the "man without hope/man without fear" bit from Born Again.

And obviously the very specific adaptation of issue 181.

Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


Gaz-L posted:

The opening shot is right out of a Joe Quesada drawing. Chasing the bad guy onto the train tracks is right out of Man Without Fear.

Did you catch the name of that bad guy?

Quesada

Also, I will go to the wall and defend Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin. Were he still alive, I'd demand that he get a second chance.

And I can't hate too much on Colin Farrel as Bullseye. He was having too much fun in the role to hate.

Narcissus1916
Apr 29, 2013


If you care enough about it, the director's cut of Daredevil is a HUGE improvement. Practically a different movie, with the focus shifted away the half-baked Elektra romance. In its place is actual scenes of the courtroom, with a pretty great subplot that at least gives the film a coherent reason for Daredevil and Kingpin to fight.

Ensign_Ricky
Jan 4, 2008

Daddy Warlord
of the
Children of the Corn


or something...


Narcissus1916 posted:

If you care enough about it, the director's cut of Daredevil is a HUGE improvement. Practically a different movie, with the focus shifted away the half-baked Elektra romance. In its place is actual scenes of the courtroom, with a pretty great subplot that at least gives the film a coherent reason for Daredevil and Kingpin to fight.

Plus, Coolio!

Blazing Ownager
Jun 2, 2007

I ain't got time to bleed.

OldSenileGuy posted:

On another note, do people think the spoiler policy is good as-is for the Marvel Netflix shows? Or should there be a change to something like "use spoiler tags for one week after it is released"? I feel like the Marvel Netflix shows are something that a lot of people are going to want to talk about/hear people's impressions of, most likely before they've had a chance to watch the whole season themselves.

It's really hard to do a thread for Netflix shows for sure. Most of them I watch I don't actually check the thread until I've finished the series because it's almost impossible, even with the best of intentions, to avoid spoilers entirely that way.

Compounding that fact is if there is one thread for all the different shows, it's one tricky policy to set.

Arrgytehpirate posted:

I'm so excited for Daredevil. He's really a badass character and a lot of people had that awful movie as their introduction. Hopefully this show gives the character some much needed love.

I have to admit, Daredevil is the character I am least familiar with; I knew the basics but I was kind of surprised how violent/gritty the character is; I kind of viewed him a cut-rate blind Spider-Man before, simply because I didn't know that much about him.

Blazing Ownager fucked around with this message at Mar 12, 2015 around 07:10

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X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



Blazing Ownager posted:

It's really hard to do a thread for Netflix shows for sure. Most of them I watch I don't actually check the thread until I've finished the series because it's almost impossible, even with the best of intentions, to avoid spoilers entirely that way.

Compounding that fact is if there is one thread for all the different shows, it's one tricky policy to set.

None of them will be airing at the same time so it's not a big deal. We'll come up with some decent spoiler rules for this thread and if it works we'll apply it to future Netflix threads as well.

Also as for the grittiness of Daredevil, if there's one character where that's not just a buzzword it's Daredevil. Grittiness is a core part of the character and it defines most of the classic stories. No superhero gets dumped on like Daredevil. His life is hell. And it's entertaining a as hell. And I say that as someone that normally doesn't care for dark and gritty comics. Daredevil is the exception.

X-O fucked around with this message at Mar 12, 2015 around 07:20

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