Marvel fans are still waiting to learn if the TV branch can acknowledge Infinity War, but the two sides were closer than we knew. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo now admit that screenwriters considered including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Defenders and all the rest.
Marvel’s ‘Punisher’ spinoff is nowhere near the tone-deaf shoot-em-up we feared, but still feels like three different series rolled up in one strong supporting cast. Our early review, before first season hits Netflix on November 17.
The combined might of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist was enough to take out The Defenders’ biggest foes, but perhaps not enough to hook viewers. Reports indicate that Defenders may have been the least-viewed premiere of all Marvel’s Netflix series in its first month.
The grand experiment of Marvel’s Netflix Defenders more or less paid off, but we’ll always wonder why some fan-favorites didn’t make the cut. Enter producer Marco Ramirez, who explains why Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin wasn’t a central threat, and why Punisher was too busy.
Many have already raced through Marvel’s Netflix Defenders, and we don’t mind saying Daredevil was left in a world of hurt for Season 3. The final shot in particular hinted at a famous Frank Miller tale, one that might see Wilson Fisk returning to raise hell.