Defenders! Lots of Defenders!

If one was looking for a distraction from our possible impending doom last night, Marvel & Netflix certainly provided it.  I may have yelled in relief when I heard Daredevil is indeed getting its third season, right before all the trailers suddenly started dropping.

Reading more about the panel this morning, it seems, unfortunately, that the clip we’ve gotten of Luke Cage is actually the least informative of the ones shown as Comic Con last night.  Luke wrecking havoc with a car door is all well and good, but I’d have rather seen Misty Knight.  Although we do at least now have it confirmed that we’re getting Luke’s backstory, and it’s sounding pretty similar to the one from the comics.  Likely we’ll get a more informative trailer sometime next month.

The Defenders teaser, on the other hand, told us a surprising amount for a clip where the only actual footage was a single voiceover line.  But between that voice being Stick’s, and the outline of the Hand, it’s pretty obvious who the villains for the teamup are going to be.  I suspect we may be getting Elektra back too, though whether she will be still around or truly gone for good at season’s end is another matter.

I suppose I should be getting excited over Iron Fist, but…

And meanwhile we have both of those now confirmed for 2017, which means we’re left with three series seasons floating around with no release date yet, and one of will have to wait until 2019, unless they decide to start releasing more per year.  They may have to, if their dance card gets much more crowded.  Given how excited people are getting over Luke Cage, I’d be surprised if we don’t also eventually get a second season of that, and the other upcomings series also have good chances of it.  I hope they do it.  I do not want to wait two and a half more years for the third act of Daredevil…

Conclusions this week in the MCU has given us

Discussed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Most Wanted already, and what’s come out sicne about the former feels overshadowed by that, but looking at the other news since that synopsis turned the future prospects upside down:

Someone needs to give James D’Arcy an Emmy.  But it seems unlikely, when none of the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Agent Carter can even manage a Saturn nomination.  (Seriously, Iain or Liz would’ve definitely been worthy).

If you are going to ignore an internet campaign and cast some blonde dude as a character who really was a very appropriate character for racebending, if only to offset the Orientalism in his story(and when they’ve been doing Dr. Strange already too), maybe don’t announce it on the day you drop a Daredevil trailer.  You’re leaving your audiences too depressed to enjoy the trailer properly.  Should’ve waited a day.  (Or better yet, listened…)

Elektra comes off a little better when she get some more screentime, but I’m still a little uneasy.

Besides, everyone knows no relationship is more important than the Matt/Foggy bromance.  The hardest-hitting parts of this new trailer were when they were arguing.  Which raised the interesting question of is it going to be as bad as the trailer implies, or are they just playing that up because they know that hits the feels?  The series being what it is, it could go either way…

Speaking of bromances on the rocks, maybe no moment is more impactful than when Peggy yells at Jarvis, though, as usual, she’s pretty much right.  Poor Peggy will never meet a man that doesn’t get it dead wrong at some point and have to be yelled at.

Neither of those two men she’s got a choice of are really worthy of her.  Maybe the only man who ever was is the one stuck under the ice.

Indeed, maybe it says something that for a song about choosing between two men, there was definitely a homoerotic vibe going on in that number with Angie singing to Peggy.  Dottie establishing herself as always in Peggy’s head doesn’t exactly help with that either.