The interstellar, alien settings of Captain Marvel’s story are going to require quite few impressive visual effects to pull off, but a lot of the work that’s going into the movie is focused on de-ageing Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg so that the actors can reprise their roles as Nick Fury and Phil Coulson — albeit much younger versions of the characters.
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Video: Frank Castle thought he was out of the game, but a dangerous new threat has drawn him back in. The latest look at Netflix’s next (and possibly final) season of The Punisher centres around Frank’s reluctance to get back into the fight... but unfortunately, this one is too personal for him to stay out.
Say what you will about the ceaseless march of The Simpsons over the past three decades, but the opening couch gag has evolved over the years as a space for the show to strike a balance between loving homage and truly creative interpretations of America’s favourite yellow family. But that doesn’t mean a simple bit now and then is no longer commonplace.
One of the challenges of developing the cinematic world of Black Panther was dialect — deciding on the accent and inflection of Wakandan speech. A lot of hard work went into developing the language of Wakanda. Only no one told Sterling K. Brown.
When Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) was shot in the head at point-blank range before the events of the first season of Netflix’s The Punisher, the bullet fragmented upon entering his skull, and the wound should have killed him. Instead, it left Castle badly wounded and ultimately trapped within a never-ending state of fight or flight.
Frank Castle could have easily put down his gun and left the blood-soaked vigilante life behind him after the events of The Punisher’s first season that culminated him in being given a clean slate and a second chance. But the latest trailer from the show’s upcoming second season is a reminder that that just isn’t the kind of person Castle is.
We may not know what the future of Marvel Studios will bring on the big screen, but on the small screen we’ve got a pretty good idea. Three shows are in development for the upcoming streaming service Disney+, one of which just got itself a brand new showrunner.
Ever since we learned that Carol’s debut film would see her crash land into the ‘90s, we’ve been wondering just how she’d find herself thrust into the modern world of the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well, Samuel L. Jackson might have teased a way for Carol to do it.
Because Jigsaw is one of the Punisher’s most formidable enemies in Marvel’s comics, it was only a matter of time before his live-action counterpart in Netflix’s live adaptation of the series ended up becoming more like the deranged villain fans know. But The Punisher’s second season is much more interested in creating a new take on Jigsaw.
When Disney first announced its plans to launch a streaming service of its own where new, live-action series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would begin airing in the near future, the writing was all but on the wall for Netflix’s MCU shows. So it shouldn’t have been too surprising when Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage were summarily canceled one by one.
The first season of Netflix’s The Punisher saw Frank Castle finally being rewarded for his unique brand of justice and his fight to hold villains responsible for their heinous crimes with a chance at a new life. It included a deal that would let him once again become a part of society without fear of being hunted down and locked away.
The MCU’s special effects get more and more impressive, from de-ageing that looks actually realistic to Josh Brolin’s impressive performance as a half-human half-CGI Thanos.