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"Not only is Apocalypse not frightening (in this X-Men movie by Fox), he resembles Ivan Ooze from Power Rangers if he hit the gym. Most importantly, there has been no word or verification of follow-up films. He is not only the first mutant, but one of the most powerful. His mythos almost demands that he not be a 1 plot, then cast off character. Fox is doing what should be a monumental event in comic book films a disservice, just like they've done in the past with other films. " This is how Arii Thomas writer and comic book fan feels about the new X-Men: Apocalypse movie.
Thomas isn't the only one that feels this way. If you ever watched the X-Men cartoons, you'd know how powerful and frightening Apocalypse really is. In fact, the weekly carton series couldn't get rid of Apocalypse for almost 2 years! The X-Men had to go to time travel to get rid of him and even then he's never really gone, only contained. Apocalypse is a total game changer in the X-Men series and no move going forward can ignore him, overlook him or even act like he doesn't exist because he's hard to get rid off. This is why I, and many others think this might be a fail plot twist on FOX part to introduce Apocalypse to their movie series.
Now back to what Marvel is wining at: Netflix! Between Jessica Jones, Daredevil, the upcoming Luke Cage series, Netflix has brought fanboys and casual comic book fans together in harmony. Did you enjoy season one of Daredevil? Well you'll have more action-packed fights and more graphic violence to look forward to the new season of Daredevil. The Marvel Defenders are coming!
Daredevil is darker this season and the graphic violence is more explicit with the inclusion of The Punisher and Elektra. The cast visited AOL BUILD and they didn't give any spoilers to the standing room only segment but fans were excited to hear about the new season.
There was no Jessica Jones appearance but there were Jessica Jones crossovers and a Luke Cage mention. Carrie-Ann Moss, who plays lesbian bad-ass lawyer Jeri Hogarth appears in the last episode of Daredevil and Luke Cage was described as a "strong, mutual friend" by Rosario Dawson who plays night nurse, Claire Temple.
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Just a few scant hours ago, Marvel's Netflix Luke Cage cast a key villain, and already the Hero For Hire has a major new ally to balance the scales. Simone Missick has been cast in the role of Marvel's Misty Knight, a super-powered detective in her own right, and potentially our first link to Netflix's Iron Fist series.
Deadline reported news of Missick's casting, clarifying that the "Missy" described in casting calls as "a woman with a strong sense of justice" actually referred to Misty Knight. In the comics, Misty is noted as an exceptional NYPD detective who loses her arm to a bomb blast, and is granted a super-strong bionic replacement from Iron Man himself, Tony Stark.
Not only that, but the character goes on to found her own detective agency in "Nightwing Restorations" alongside the deadly Colleen Wing, and eventual finds herself romantically involved with Danny Rand, better known as Iron Fist. The character has also clashed with Steel Serpent in the comics, whose presence was foreshadowed in Netflix's Daredevil series, and will likely play a role in Iron Fist.
Thus far of Netflix's Luke Cage, we know that Mike Colter will first debut the character in an unspecified number of Jessica Jones episodes (already seen to be super-durable as well), before headlining his own series in 2016. Alfre Woodard will play the villainous "Black Mariah," alongside Sons of Anarchy vet Theo Rossi as "Shades" Alvarez, while Marvel menaces "Diamondback" and "Cottonmouth" have also been rumored to appear. Rosario Dawson has also been confirmed her reprise her go-between character of Claire Temple, who herself originated in Marvel comics as a love interest of Luke Cage.
Cheo Hodari Coker will showrun the third Marvel Netflix drama, believed to be beginning production in the near future. Who else should we expect to join Luke Cage before its 2016 debut?
So even if the X-Men Apocalypse might fail fans you can always look forward to the Netflix Marvel series.