MCU News Deadpool 2 Trailer Debuts Cable Jessica Jones Season 2 More

first_imgStay on target Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… We’re officially more than a month into 2018, and the year is just flying by. There’s only one more week until Black Panther hits theaters, and the movie is currently sitting at 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. If that wasn’t enough, Marvel has been putting out trailers for Avengers: Infinity War, which is looking better every time we see new footage. With all that excitement, it’s easy to forget that there are even more Marvel movies coming out this year. Infinity War isn’t even the only one coming out in May. That’s right, the same month that gives us a team-up every superhero we’ve seen in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie so far, is home to a second meeting of might. Two weeks after the Avengers (and everyone else) take on Thanos, a dark, no-nonsense soldier from the future joins forces with a sword-wielding smartass. Deadpool 2 comes out May 18, and now we have a trailer.As the title of the video suggests, this one mostly focuses on Cable, and it does an impressive job of introducing the character. Right away, there’s an abrupt tonal shift from the sadistic glee of the first Deadpool. That’s appropriate for the character, and the trailer plays with it to great effect. Right away you know that this is a SERIOUS character. He’s dark, violent and so edgy. You know, pretty much excess of the comics industry in the 1990s. The trailer is quick to reassure you that this is still the same Deadpool you know and love. He just has a new foil this time. The abrupt cuts between serious action and hyper-violent comedy give us a promising idea of what this sequel is going to be like. I also love the touch of Deadpool reenacting the first part of the trailer with action figures. Some comic book characters, like Cable, have complicated backstories that are difficult to get across in a short movie trailer. Spelling it out in a Toy Story parody like this is a novel, effective way to make sure everyone’s on the same page.This isn’t the only Deadpool 2 thing we saw this week, though. Yesterday, 20th Century Fox put out a poster. It’s just perfect.(Via 20th Century Fox)I love every detail of this thing, though it could end up backfiring on them. Now, if I don’t hear Ryan Reynolds sing “Maniac,” in the final movie, I’m going to be very disappointed.Deadpool 2 isn’t even the only Marvel trailer that dropped today. Netflix finally put out a full story trailer for season two of Jessica Jones. I haven’t exactly made it a secret how much I loved the first season. It kept the brutal, realistic tone that Daredevil established for Marvel’s Netflix series, but it told a much deeper, more emotional story. It used its superhero premise to address very real themes of trauma, PTSD and abuse. Jessica was powerful, vulnerable and human. It was easy to get invested in her struggle to overcome the power that Killgrave had over her. She easily became the coolest Defenders character, if only because she was so easy to relate to. (I don’t think I could have sat through any of Iron Fist’s scenes if Jessica wasn’t there rolling her eyes at him along with us.) There are so many moments in both Jessica Jones and The Defenders where you can look at her and say, “Yup, I’ve been there.” There’s just one thing I’ve been wondering. If the first season accomplished all that, how could the second possibly follow it up? Thanks to the new trailer, we have an answer.Season two will explore Jessica Jones’ past. As her voice over in the trailer explains, her parents were killed in a car accident. Afterwards, she was experimented on and ended up with the powers we know her to have today. Her memory doesn’t go much beyond that, and it’s time for her to use her investigative powers to help herself. That’s a good premise already, and then we meet who I’m guessing is the villain of the season. A competing private investigator wants to buy Alias Investigations out, and she refuses. Her response to his statement about not taking no for an answer is just perfect in every way. It remains to be seen if he’ll be able to reach the high bar for villainy set by David Tennant’s Killgrave. That’s a lot to ask of anyone, but the brief glimpses we see of this new guy are certainly creepy enough. Also, it looks like Trish is getting more action scenes this time around, and she looks so cool. Her line about being Jessica’s sidekick is putting the biggest smile on my face right now.We’ll get to see how all this turns out when Jessica Jones season two premieres on Netflix March 8.Dan Stevens as David Haller, Aubrey Plaza as Lenny “Cornflakes” Busker. (Photo via FX)That’s not the only Marvel TV series returning for a second season soon either. FX announced yesterday that its surreal, mind-altering X-Men show Legion is returning for a second season, Deadline reports.Deadpool Poster (via Good Housekeeping)The first one gave us what would have been a satisfying conclusion to the Shadow King arc, but there was definitely more to explore. It also tried to hedge its bets by ending on a minor cliffhanger, with David Haller being captured by a strange, metallic floating object. We’ll soon get an answer to the burning question of just what the hell that was. FX says that Legion’s second season will premiere on April 3. I was a huge fan of the last season, and I couldn’t be happier about this news. It took huge risks with its plot and format that you almost never see from TV shows. It put you inside David’s head, holding nothing back when it came to just how scary a place that could be.Not much else is known about the second season at this point. I really hope Aubrey Plaza makes a return, though. She was the biggest surprise of the first season. At first, she appeared to be a slightly raunchy comic relief role. As the season went on, she slowly grew more sinister until she was easily the scariest person on screen. We knew Plaza could act, but damn. Her sadistic dance through the hospital construct through which she tortured David and his friends remains one of my favorite sequences of the last year. As much as I want Legion to tell new stories in the X-Men universe, I really hope they don’t leave this one behind entirely. It’d be a shame to lose a performance like that.If the trailer’s above weren’t enough for you, there’s one more Marvel story that got a new trailer yesterday. Only it’s not another movie or TV show. Marvel is getting into podcasts now, and their first is Wolverine: The Long Night. Presented in the style of Serial, The Long Night is a murder mystery set in the Marvel universe. It follows two people investigating a series of murders in the small town of Burns, Alaska. They come to realize there’s a serial killer out there, and team up with the local deputy. Guess who the main suspect is. The series stars Celia Keenan-Bolger, Ato Essandoh and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. Logan is played by Richard Armitage, which is just perfect casting now that Hugh Jackman’s probably done with the role. Looking back at Armitage’s portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in the Hobbit trilogy, you can tell he’d make a pretty good Wolverine. Here’s the trailer.That’s some good radio drama. This is sounding like a captivating murder mystery that you’ll want to pay full attention to. Something tells me the full experience would be undermined by a quick listen on the commute to work. Wolverine: The Long Night will drop its first episode on March 12 on Stitcher Premium.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

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