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The Week in Spandex – X-Men and Fantastic Four come home to Marvel, Avengers 4 updates, Venom details, Justice League box office, Dceu slate confirmed and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool 2, The New Mutants, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Gambit, The Gifted, Avengers 4, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Venom, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Runaways, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., New Warriors, Justice League, Aquaman, Shazan, Nightwing, Flashpoint, Titans, Black Lightning, Arrow, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Hellboy more…

Given the success that 20th Century Fox has had with its X-Men properties lately, not to mention its upcoming plans, only a fool would have bet that Marvel would end the year having regained the rights to the mutant superheroes (and the Fantastic Four), but that is exactly what has happened following Disney’s huge acquisition of Fox’s film and TV assets. “Bringing Disney and Fox together will combine some of the world’s most iconic entertainment franchises,” said Disney on the deal. “[It] provides Disney with the opportunity to reunite the X-Men,
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Where next for The Punisher?

James Hunt Dec 8, 2017

Should Netflix and Marvel continue Jon Bernthal's Punisher character, what form might his return take? We ponder the options...

Warning: contains spoilers for The Punisher series one.

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The Punisher was arguably the most well-written Marvel-Netflix show produced so far, and that – combined with the company’s will to recommission shows regardless of reaction or performance – suggests that a second series of The Punisher isn’t so much a matter of if, but when.

But with Frank’s story so well wrapped up, where might it go?

A sequel season

Any second season of The Punisher would have to resolve some fairly large narrative problems, not least how to get Frank Castle – who has now satisfactorily avenged the death of his family twice – back into the saddle without it being a retread of previous ground. The comics version of the
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The Week in Spandex – Avengers: Infinity War, Phase Four, Justice League, Wonder Woman 2, Titans, Batman Ninja, X-Men producer wants Marvel crossover and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, The Punisher, Daredevil, Avengers: Secret Wars, Multiple Man, Deadpool 2, Legion, Justice League, Wonder Woman 2, Flashpoint, Justice League 2, Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Titans, Gotham, Batman Ninja, Hellboy and more…

Marvel kicked off promotion for next year’s massively-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War this week by releasing a teaser poster and first trailer for the superhero epic, as well as a series of Vanity Fair magazine covers featuring the cast, and a brand new synopsis which reads: “An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must
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Superhero Bits: Said Taghmaoui Leaving ‘Legion’, ‘Deadpool’ Creator Wants Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ & More

Superhero Bits: Said Taghmaoui Leaving ‘Legion’, ‘Deadpool’ Creator Wants Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ & More
Was The Joker as Batman figure based on something that was supposed to be in Suicide Squad? What signature Wolverine trait did Kevin Feige ensure was included in X-Men? Did you know Jon Bernthal almost turned down The Punisher? Are you upset that Marvel Heroes Omega was shut down early? Was the black Superman suit […]

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Why The Punisher Films Failed

With Netflix’s The Punisher on the horizon, James Turner looks back at the previous live-action adaptations of the Punisher to see why they failed…

The Punisher (1989)

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 28%

Let’s get the worst of the bunch out of the way first.

Set five years after the murder of his family, Frank Castle, known to the public only as the Punisher, has made a name for himself killing criminals. 125 of them to be exact. And now he’s going to… just kill some more people, basically.

Part of what makes the Punisher such an interesting character in the comics is the fact that he so finely walks the line between being a hero and a villain. Though we often find ourselves rooting for Castle, we also recognise that his methods leave no room for criminal’s rehabilitation. He’s pretty damn effective and reducing crime, but he’s even
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Is Super Mario Bros. the worst adapted property ever?

Anghus Houvouras on Super Mario Bros., and whether it is the worst adapted property ever…

Like any publication or website, there are a number of daily discussions about hot-topics that should be featured on Flickering Myth. A good editor surveys the pop culture landscape and looks to see what the contributors can offer to generate excitement and opinions about what’s happening in the entertainment world. Just this week there were conversations around the forthcoming Netflix Punisher series and what supporting features could be written to capitalize on the buzz.

My first thought was to examine the previous attempts at adapting The Punisher. All three had something in common: they’re all terrible. And not just terrible, uniquely terrible. Dolph Lundgren’s Punisher is terrible in a completely different way than the Thomas Jane version, while there aren’t enough words to describe the ludicrous and hilarious Punisher: War Zone.
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Edward James Olmos says Shane Black’s The Predator “is gonna be funny”

While doing the press rounds for Pixar’s Coco, Edward James Olmos has backed up Thomas Jane’s comments from a couple of weeks ago by stating that Shane Black’s The Predator ‘is gonna be funny’.

The Blade Runner and Battlestar Gallactica veteran was talking to Cinema Blend when he spilled the following details:

“That’s an interesting story. I haven’t seen any of it, but it’s gonna be funny. The kids in the thing. Yeah, the humor. Huge. Huge. I mean I was in shock, because, you know this is a really intense franchise, and it still is. Don’t get me wrong. You’re gonna be inside of it. But the characters are… what he did — Shane is an incredibly gifted writer, and he’s a great director, and so he ended up getting an incredible ensemble, and when I reached it they had already
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The Week in Spandex – Justice League, Marvel vs DC, Aquaman, Flashpoint, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, The Punisher, Disney’s Fox takeover and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Justice League, Aquaman, Flashpoint, The Batman, Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, Nightwing, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Wonder Woman, Smallville, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers 4, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Venom, The Punisher, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, Deadpool 2, The Gifted, Glass, The Boys, The Umbrella Academy and more…

With less than a week to go until the release of Justice League (and the first reactions ranging from mixed to “fine” to positive), Warner Bros. has fully opened the floodgates on the promotion for the DC blockbuster (which – given the extensive reshoots – reportedly has a budget north of $300 million). London played host to The Justice League Experience this week, with the cast and crew on hand for the film’s junket and press conference. Our invite got lost in the post, but Flickering Myth’s Thomas Harris did
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The Week in Spandex – Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, Female Marvel Team-Up, Justice League, Shazam, Marvel vs DC and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, The Punisher, Inhumans, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, New Warriors, Deadpool 2, The Gifted, Justice League, Shazam, Black Adam, Flashpoint, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Krypton, Titans, Batman vs. Two-Face, Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Justice League Action and more…

After beginning its worldwide roll out last week with an international opening weekend of $107.6 million (putting it ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Marvel’s latest blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok debuted in the U.S. this Thursday night with $14.5 million, and is tracking a domestic weekend of around $120 million. Be sure to check out Luke Owen’s ★★★★ review here, Robert Kojder’s ★★★★ review here, and Helen Murdoch’s ★★★★ review here, while you may also want to read Anghus Houvouras
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Thomas Jane discusses the plot of The Predator

The story of Shane Black’s upcoming The Predator has been pretty short on details up to this point. All we really know about the film is that it takes place in a suburban area as a group of soldiers try to take down the new Predator. Now, however, star Thomas Jane (The Expanse) appeared on the Shadow Nation podcast and revealed a lot of details on his and the other soldier’s backstories.

“We play these veterans from like Afghanistan, Iraq war or whatever,” Jane said. “But we’re all fucking crazy so we go to the Va hospital to get our meds. We’re all like shellshocked, Ptsd… soldiers. We’re at the Va hospital and we’re in group therapy and of course, somebody flips out…this is backstory, I don’t think we really see this…somebody flips out and we all get arrested and get
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The Predator Plot Finally Revealed, and It Sounds Insane

The Predator Plot Finally Revealed, and It Sounds Insane
While some small tidbits have leaked about The Predator reboot story, the full picture has yet to be revealed. Many fans are clinging to the idea that it will be set in suburbia. While that may be partially true, this isn't a tale of Predators creeping around a cul-de-sac. Star Thomas Jane has finally opened up about the real story at the heart of this new sci-fi thriller. And it sounds so crazy, it might just be one of the best movies of 2018.

The Predator will finally be in theaters next summer, and it's been described as a big budget tentpole that is supposed to reignite a franchise for 20th Century Fox. Shane Black, who co-starred in the original, is directing this time. And it sounds like he's made something unique in this saga of hunters from Outer Space who hope to bag the human race as trophies.

Thomas Jane,
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The Week in Spandex – Thor: Ragnarok arrives, Justice League marketing blitz, DC finds its Shazam, Deathstroke solo movie, CGI Venom and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Inhumans, The Punisher, Daredevil, Runaways, X-23, Deadpool 2, Gambit, Venom, The Gifted, Justice League, Shazam, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad 2, Deathstroke, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Superman Lives and more…

The fifth and penultimate live-action superhero movie of the year began its international roll out this week, with Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok grossing $28 million by close of play on Thursday, and will be showing in around 52% of international marketplaces by this weekend. Be sure to read Luke Owen’s spoiler-free review of the film here, while you can also check out Luke’s exclusive interview with Jeff Goldblum here, and Matt Spencer-Skeen’s review of the film at the Cineworld Enfield 4Dx screen here…

…As you’d expect, we’ve also had some new promotional
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Could Marvel Debut The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer This Week?

Ah, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer.

At this point, it’s almost the stuff of legend, with seemingly each new week bringing with it a proposed date for when we may see it, only to have that date come and go with nothing popping up. Now, with Thor: Ragnarok quickly approaching, it would seem that Marvel has the perfect opportunity to bring us our first look at Joe and Anthony Russo’s upcoming superhero extravaganza and if a user on Reddit is to believed, the studio will be doing just that.

Chalk this up as speculation for now, but using what’s been deemed as the Marvel formula and looking at when the trailers for previous Avengers films were released, it appears as if we could be getting our first bit of footage from Infinity War this week, which is also when Ragnarok hits theaters across the sea.

Take a
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The Week in Spandex – Thor: Ragnarok reviewed, The Punisher premiere date, Justice League promotional blitz, New Mutants trilogy plans, McU and Dceu updates

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, The Punisher, Dardevil, Luke Cage, Inhumans, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The New Mutants, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Gambit, The Gifted, Venom, Justice League, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens, The Dark Knight, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Project 13, Gotham, Titans, Hellboy, The Tick and more…

Marvel Studios begins the worldwide rollout of the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok, this coming week, and Flickering Myth’s Luke Owen was lucky enough to catch a preview screening, stating that: “Director Taika Waititi has delivered easily the best Thor movie to date, and the best outing Hemsworth has had with the character since The Avengers.” You can read Luke’s full spoiler-free ★★★★ review here, and
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The Predator gets a motion poster

A new motion poster has arrived online for Shane Black’s upcoming reboot/sequel The Predator providing a better look at the one sheet that was revealed earlier this month at the London Brand Licensing Expo; check it out here…

The Predator is currently set for release on August 3rd, 2018 release and features a cast that includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Augusto Aguilera (The Fifth Man), Jacob Tremblay (Room) Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People v. O.J. Simpson), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) and Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series).
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Skrulls in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Detective Pikachu casting, Thor: Ragnarok post-credits and more – Daily News Roundup

Skrulls In X-men Dark Phoenix?

There’s an interesting Quicksilver dynamic with The Skrulls, in that their both owned by X-Men and Marvel Studios. And in a new rumour from the previously-unheard-of Universo X-Men, the next entry in the mutant franchise will feature The Skrulls ahead of the shape-shifting race appearing in 2019’s Captain Marvel. According to the site, the film includes a scene at the United Nations building in New York, where Professor X and company are discussing mutant rights. However, the building subsequently comes under attack from alien ships, with actors reportedly sporting motion-capture suits and clearly identified as the Skrulls. Read more here.

Discover The Truth

A character Marvel Studios has explicit rights to though is Frank Castle, aka The Punisher. The studio and Netflix released a new trailer yesterday that finally gave us a launch date for the short series. Check it out here.

Pika-pika-casting

It
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Where To Find Halloween On The Small Screen: The Ultimate Guide to This Month’s Marathons and Specials

Where To Find Halloween On The Small Screen: The Ultimate Guide to This Month’s Marathons and Specials
Even if dressing up isn’t in your wheelhouse, there’s no reason you can’t celebrate Halloween from the comfort of your couch. Thanks to Halloween marathons, your favorite networks are airing classic and contemporary films and television shows that’ll get anyone in the holiday spirit. Plus, platforms like Netflix are working hard by releasing enough Stephen King adaptations and serial killer dramas to keep you entertained for the next two weeks.

From AMC’s week-long FearFest to Freeform’s classic 13 Nights Of Halloween, there’s something on TV for those who get spooked easily and for those with witches’ blood in their veins.

Check below for the 2017 guide to everything that is televised Halloween, so you can make plans for your favorite movie or episode.

Network Marathons:

AMC FearFest, AMC

FearFest will run for the week before Halloween, from October 23 to October 31. The marathon will include airings
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Netflix unleashes a new banner for The Punisher ahead of release

  • JoBlo
Ahead of the release of Marvel's The Punisher on Netflix, the house that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby built have taken to the show's official Twitter account to share a grim, new banner for the upcoming comic book action series starring Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle aka The Punisher. You can see the banner in all of its somber, black glory below: If you're like me, you're getting a... Read More...
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The Predator gets a poster from the London Brand Licensing Expo

The famous Predator has made an appearance at the London Brand Licensing Expo with a cool new poster for the upcoming reboot/sequel The Predator.

The film, directed by Iron Man 3‘s Shane Black (who also starred in the original Predator alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger as marine Hawkins), is set between Predator 2 and 2010’s Predators. Rather than being set in the jungle once again, The Predator is instead taking place in a suburban area and centered around a young son and his father.

Check out the poster seen at the Expo below…

The Predator is currently set for a February 9th, 2018 release and features a cast that includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Augusto Aguilera (The Fifth Man), Jacob Tremblay (Room) Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People v. O.J. Simpson), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones
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New York Comic-Con Replaces Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ Panel With Stan Lee Screening

After an October 7 panel for Marvel’s The Punisher was pulled in the wake of the shooting in Las Vegas, New York Comic-Con has replaced it with a screening of a sit-down with comic-book godfather Stan Lee. The session also will feature a screening of footage from a Paley Center conversation between comic-book creator Joe Queseda and Lee in April. Comic-Con organizers say has been seen only by the 125 people who were in the room that day in Beverly Hills. The new event, at…
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