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Marvel Movie & TV Thread - Cage, SHIELD, and Strange

Civil War has come and gone. The Avengers are fractured and new heroes are beginning to rise. This is the thread for talking about everything Marvel movie and television. Dr. Strange, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Agents of SHIELD and more. Let’s talk a look at the upcoming spread.

Agents of Shield: Season 4 (TV) - September 20, 2016

In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director (Jason O’Mara) to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack (Henry Simmons), and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy (Chloe Bennet), aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past. But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant.

Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) will roar into the lives of Agent Coulson and the team as a junkyard mechanic who can turn on a dime into the terrifying Ghost Rider. Will Robbie be a friend or foe to S.H.I.E.L.D. – as well as the world, itself? Meanwhile, Fitz discovers that socially awkward genius and friend Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah) has started putting the finishing touches on a new, secret invention.

Luke Cage (TV) - September 30, 2016

Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

Dr. Strange (Movie) - November 4, 2016

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (Movie) - 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.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (Movie) - July 7, 2017

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios’ “Captain: Civil War,” begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Thor: Ragnarok (Movie) - November 3, 2017

Iron Fist (TV) - 2017

Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

The Defenders (TV) - 2017

“Marvel’s The Defenders” brings together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage in an epic Super Hero team-up in New York City.

2018 and beyond features Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp,


I hope Ghost Rider won’t be as big a thing to AoS as that marketing suggests. I mean, I’m glad they’re moving away from Inhumans, but Ghost Rider isn’t something that can carry a show like this for more than two or three episodes.

Nice to see John Hannah will indeed be back, and it’ll be interesting to see what his new invention will be. If we didn’t already have Ultron, I’d have guessed Ultron, but as it is… no idea really. Anyway, sounds like there’s a lot of threads going on, so hopefully the Ghost Rider thing won’t take up too much of the season.


everything from sep 30 onwards looks excellent

Pretty sure it was confirmed somewhere that his new invention was LMDs.

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More (bizarre) information has come out on that story about Ike Perlmutter’s war with his neighbour:

When Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter, the chairman of Marvel Entertainment, showed up at a West Palm Beach, Fla., law firm on Feb. 27, 2013, he had no idea he was about to become victim to a caper worthy of one of his company’s comic books. Israel-born Perlmutter, 73, guards his privacy like Iron Man does his arc reactor, avoiding photographers and refusing press interviews despite steering Marvel through bankruptcy and selling it to Disney in 2009 for $4 billion. That winter day, Perlmutter arrived at the firm to answer deposition questions on whether he quietly had funded a lawsuit against his nemesis at a swanky Palm Beach residential community over its tennis courts. What Perlmutter said, however, wasn’t as important as what he and his wife, Laura, were touching. Because as a judge later would conclude, his presence was part of a plot to secretly harvest his DNA.

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Captain Marvel’s Origins Being Changed to Avoid Green Lantern Comparisons


I don’t think I’ve ever had a project where I’ve been more mindful about the impact that it could have and the importance of it. She’s such an incredibly kick-ass character and Kelly Sue DeConnick did a great run with her story arc recently. But here’s the thing, if you were just going to do a straight adaptation of the comics, her origin story is very similar to Green Lantern. And obviously, that’s not what we want to do. There’s a lot of reinvention that needs to happen.



It was part of the teaser at the end of the series 3 finale.

your post reminds me of the rumor that we already know who the first LMD will be— Lorcan’s favorite- Agent _______ pejorative

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Agent Unexpected Return

I won’t miss the guy himself if he doesn’t make a return, but I will miss Lorcan’s names for him, I have to admit.

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Agent Not Appearing in this Season


Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four has been acquired for distribution by Uncork’d Entertainment and will be released on VOD Oct. 11 and on DVD Dec. 20.


What if Agent… Errr… thingamajiggo was actually a LMD the last time we saw him!?

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Given that LMDs aren’t invented until after Agent Space Oddity died, they’d have to send it back in time to replace him, and that’s a whole other movie.

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Guess that means the movie is officially dead.

Interesting that it’s going to be on Hulu and not Netflix or ABC.

ABC/Disney are part-owners in Hulu, so it’s still in the family.

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Yeah, I would assume. But that’s fine, it always seemed like a better TV concept to me. Not too stoked it’ll be a Hulu show, but as a big Runaways fan, I’m excited either way.

I haven’t read the article but is there any indication that we’ll get the same characters from the BKV comic or is it going to be a broader adaptation?

I mean, there’s a few things you couldn’t do - make Molly a mutant, for example, or Xavin a Skrull - and I can see them ignoring Mancha’s origin, if they used that character.