Marvel’s Netflix Deal is Coming To an End and Future Shows Will Be Developed For Disney’s Streaming Service

Well, as much as I don’t want to subscribe to another stupid streaming service, it seems like Disney is going to make me. We already knew that Disney would be killing off their deal with Netflix and Hulu and that all of their films and TV shows, including all of the Star Wars and Marvel stuff, will exclusively stream on their upcoming streaming service.

Now, it seems like any future Marvel series that would normally be developed and streamed on Netflix will be moving to the Disney streaming service in the future. I know this was a safe assumption, but hearing confirmation of their plan for it in the Wall Street Journal was still a little jarring.

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Daredevil: The Man Without Friends

Charles Soule examines what has dissolved the bond between Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson!

Super heroes need friends, it’s as simple as that. Fighting for ideals is nice, but fighting for those you care about is better. You can beat up as many villains as you like, expose their crimes and put them in jail, but you need someone there at the end of the day who will kick back with you at Josie’s for a couple of pints.

At the moment, the friendship of Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson lies on the rocks in the current “Purple” story arc for DAREDEVIL written by Charles Soule with art from Ron Garney. Yes, Matt has his secret identity back, but how did he achieve such a feat and will it prove worth it if his once best friend Foggy doesn’t have his back? As the arbitrator between the two parties, Charles gave us his hot take on the frail friendship and the delicate secrets threatening to tear it apart forever.

Marvel.com: We’re currently in the middle of the four-part “Purple” arc where we’re dealing with the idea of Matt Murdock restoring his secret identity and the return of a classic Marvel villain in Zebediah Killgrave aka Purple Man. And that’s not even mentioning the bounty on Daredevil’s head in the “Seventh Day” arc. With all this going on, what are the ripple effects being felt on Matt and Foggy’s friendship?

Charles Soule: The “Purple” arc is designed to pull back the curtain on why Matt’s made a lot of his recent choices; not only does it explain how he got his secret identity back, but it tells you what he decided to do with it. From Murdock’s perspective, a secret identity is a tool: it’s the first time he’s been able to work full on as an attorney in a while without people knowing that he’s also Daredevil—years, really—and he’s going to use that to its fullest extent. Unfortunately, Matt’s choices also caused him and Foggy Nelson to go “on a break”—they’ve interacted a bit in the 20 or so issues of my run so far, but it hasn’t been the full-on friendship they’re known for. Things seem very strained, very tense. It’s a shame!

Marvel.com: In anticipation of issue #19 coming April 19, can you give any hints as to what caused a rift between Matt and his best friend?

Charles Soule: Well, the real explanation comes in issue #20, but honestly, the pieces have been there since issue #1. Matt has his secret ID back and Foggy doesn’t like something about the way it happened, or what Matt’s decided to do since he got it back. Foggy’s the only person in the world who knows the truth, and he doesn’t know that he’s too excited about carrying that burden. But more to come on that…

Marvel.com: Are they coming at it from a lawyerly perspective or is emotion clouding their otherwise rational minds?

Charles Soule: This one’s 100% emotion, despite what they tell themselves. Matt Murdock is a big rationalizer; after all, the fact that he’s Daredevil at all requires being able to jump through some pretty big moral hoops, especially while being a lawyer at the same time. As an attorney myself, that was always one of the things I found most interesting about Daredevil as a character. A lawyer really can’t do what Daredevil does, not ethically—and Matt certainly knows that—but he does it anyway, because he’s compelled to. That’s great stuff.

Marvel.com: There’s no doubt that these are trying times for both Matt Murdock and his vigilante persona. It sure would help to have a friend around, but he’s out of luck. How is Matt handling things without this extra support and comfort from Foggy? In other words, what does it mean to be strained?

Charles Soule: I think we’ve seen it all through the run so far. On the surface, everything seems “fine”—Matt’s being heroic, stopping bad guys, all of that. But if you look a little deeper, the man’s barely holding it together. He can’t do it alone, but he thinks he can—also great for drama. This tension has brought him back to the Catholic Church, though, which was a nice thing to be able to return to the Daredevil mix. I always thought it was interesting that Murdock had a strong religious faith as part of his character, and it’s been a little missing from his portrayals recently. The church isn’t a substitute for a best friend, though.

Marvel.com: What is more important to Matt, saving his secret identity or his friendship?

Charles Soule: I think we’re about to find out…

Get the next hints on Matt’s secret identity and friendship woes when DAREDEVIL #19 by Charles Soule and Ron Garney hits on April 19!

The Punisher Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

“You know you’re one bad day away from being me.”

Hot Toys The Punisher Sixth Scale Figure In “Marvel’s Daredevil”, a Netflix Original Series, war hero Frank Castle’s life was changed forever when his family was brutally murdered before his eyes. Taking matters into his own hands, Frank decides to avenge his family’s death by eliminating all those responsible. Lethal with his methods, Frank becomes a notorious vigilante in the criminal underworld earning the moniker, The Punisher.

Sideshow and Hot Toys are extremely excited to bring a new addition to the Hot Toys Marvel’s Daredevil collectible series and officially introduce the sixth scale Punisher collectible figure!

The screen accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of the Punisher from this popular TV-MA rated hit show and features a newly developed head sculpt, expertly tailored outfit, a wide range of weapons including a  mini-gun, sniper rifle, a pistol, and dagger, as well as a specially designed figure stand with backdrop. Furthermore, a damaged Daredevil helmet is included as a special accessory!

Now is the time to add this amazing Punisher collectible figure to your collection!

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Daredevil Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

14481844_10153827046477344_540513560483210552_oDaredevil Hot Toy is the figure without fear.

Hot Toys has officially revealed the first photos of their upcoming Daredevil 1/6 scale collectible figure, which you can check out in the gallery below! The screen-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil. Both seasons of Marvel’s Daredevil are now streaming on Netflix, and the man without fear will return for Marvel’s “The Defenders” as well as a third season at a later date. Continue reading

7 Ways Captain America: Civil War and Infinity Wars Affects The Defenders

How Does Captain America: Civil War Affect Marvel's Defenders?

With Captain America: Civil War igniting the box office, many can barely contain themselves for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War two-parter. At the same time, Marvel is also readying its Luke Cage series on Netflix for a late September release. With these stand alone Hell’s Kitchen Avengers shows carving out a niche for its characters, it was also recently announced that there will be The Defenders miniseries coming to Netflix. This will feature Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and the aforementioned Luke Cage. Continue reading

The Disturbing Appeal of the Punisher

When the Punisher first entered the world of Marvel Comics, in a 1974 issue of “The Amazing-Spider Man”, he was supposed to be called “Assassin.” The series’s writer, Gerry Conway, envisioned the character as a villain who would eventually become an antihero, but Marvel’s Stan Lee advised against the name, saying it could never be used for a good guy. Lee, at least as he told Alter Ego magazine in a 2005 interview, suggested “The Punisher” instead.

In both that 1974 issue, and the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil, (which premiered in April, 2016), the Punisher is undoubtedly an assassin, gunning down New York mobsters with impunity. But his appeal is all thanks to Stan Lee’s clever name: Here, finally, is a disciplinarian who will set the bad guys straight. Continue reading

Netflix Plotting ‘Punisher’ Spinoff Starring Jon Bernthal

The series would be a spinoff of 'Daredevil,' where 'The Walking Dead' alum will make his debut in season two.

Netflix may be expanding its relationship with Marvel.

The streaming service is eyeing a potential stand-alone series called “The Punisher”, a “Daredevil” spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Elektra on DAREDEVIL Season 2

When it comes to Daredevil Season 2, we’ve mostly heard about The Punisher and what he’ll be bringing to Hell’s Kitchen in the next chapter of Daredevil’s story. Elektra is also set to play a big role in the show, but the interest in her character doesn’t seem as high as Punisher.

In the comics, Elektra is a deadly assassin and one of Daredevil’s main love interests. During her run, she has been both a villain and an ally. What version of the character will we see in the upcoming series? Well, actress Elodie Yung sheds some light on her character during a recent interview at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Continue reading

Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple Will Have a Major Role in Marvel’s LUKE CAGE

Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple will be the character that connects the MCU in the Netflix series’ that Marvel is developing. As it turns out, they have big plans for her in their upcoming Luke Cage series, and she will have a very significant role in it. Continue reading