So I’m sitting here wondering exactly what I’m going to write about tonight. I originally thought about talking Marvel and their extension of their cinematic universe into Netflix with new original series including Daredevil. Then I thought about writing “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and their season one finale that aired recently. But then BAM! Zack Snyder threw me a curveball and showcased how Batfleck is going to look in his new costume. Screw it I’ll guess we’ll talk about all three for a short bit because I’m so excited I had a nerdgasm.
So the new Batman was introduced as well as his new ride. There’s a lot of different opinions on this so let me offer mine because mine is better than everyone else’s. So far I like it. It’s a different look from any live action Batman costume we’ve seen before. All the Bat suits before this one have been black but Snyder’s looks grey. The ears are short than normal. I’ve read a lot of bitching about that but I like it. The bat symbol is a huge change too. It’s hard to tell if the symbol will be a different color than the rest of the costume because the picture he showed off was shot in monochrome. It’s evident the costume was heavily influenced by Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns.” It’s only one picture and doesn’t show a lot of detail but so far I’m on board with the look of Batman.
“MAOS” ended on a high note with highly loved Agent Coulsen being handed the keys to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. from old one-eye himself, Nick Fury. Sam Jackson made a guest appearance which was very nice. The show got kicked into high gear after the events of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and looks to become a bigger part of the Marvel Universe. Hopefully we can get a bigger assortment of Marvel characters next season, specifically villains. “MAOS” did a great job of setting up a few super villains origins story in the first season that should pay off down the road. All of the characters became less annoying as the season progressed, even Skye. After a strong first season, Marvel needs to bring the boom for season two.
Marvel is also expanding their cinematic universe by way of Netflix. Daredevil, Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage and Iron Fist are all getting their own miniseries that will lead into a short featuring “The Defenders.” There’s not much information about these miniseries so far but it’s interesting that Marvel is using Netflix is produce them while they have a vehicle on network television to introduce these characters. Netflix has a firm grasp on the home movie scene so it’s not that big of a risk but there still might be a people who won’t have access to these shows. Marvel is digging into the archives to introduce new characters which is cool. These guys aren’t new to me but I’m a comic book nerd. Not many people know about Iron Fist or Ms. Marvel but now the world is going to be introduced to the origins of some of Rogue’s powers. See, nice little trivia bit for you there, she got her strength and flight from Ms. Marvel.
Oh yeah, by the way Channing Tatum is the new Gambit. Let’s see how that works out.