If you are a fan of the Marvel TV series on Netflix, I am sure you are caught up on all of the shows, including the recently released The Defenders series. If you haven't finished yet then maybe you should stop reading cause SPOILERS ARE COMING. If you are fine with spoilers are have seen the entire season, then we have some great news for you.
The last time we saw Misty Knight (Simone Missick), the savvy and beautiful NYPD detective lost her arm in her attempt to save Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) from Bakuto (Ramón Rodríguez). As the first season of The Defenders concluded, we see Misty recovering in a hospital room paid for by Danny Rand, well thanks the photo above from Luke Cage season 2, we know exactly what they did to her while she was there.
As with her comic book counter part, Misty Knight will now be sporting a bionic arm. What we have yet to find out is how she gets this new powerful limb and what exactly she can do with it. In the comics, the arm is given to her by none other than Tony Stark himself, however, in the Netflix series it is doubtful that they will stick to that origin story. Instead, is seems as though Danny Rand (Finn Jones) a.k.a. Iron Fist will use his money and influence to heal up our favorite NYC detective.
The other unknown is the enhancements the arm will feature. In comics, the arm gives Misty super strength and has a wide selection of weaponry to chose from. This will most likely not be the case for the MCU version. At most, the arm should give her enhanced strength which still makes her hard to defeat given her natural skills and her partnerships with the likes of Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist.
As filming for Luke Cage season 2 continues, we should learn more about Misty's new arm and more. Meanwhile, The Defenders is now streaming on Netflix and The Punisher season 1 arrives later this fall. Premiere dates for the new seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist have yet to be announced.
After a tremendously successful season 42, Saturday Night Live (SNL) is looking to start their upcoming 43rd season where they left off, on top. To achieve this, they went and got arguably the biggest name in hip hop today to kick off their new season, Brooklyn's own Jay-Z.
On Thursday's (August 24) edition of Weekend Update: Summer Edition, Update anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost announced that when the Saturday night sketch comedy show returns on September 30, Jay Z will be the musical guest. The host for that evening will be Ryan Gosling.
It is not yet known what songs will be performed on the show, but it is expected to feature songs from Jay-Z's 13th studio album, 4:44, which was released in June of this year.
This will mark the fourth time Jay-Z will be the featured musical guest on SNL.
Like most people, actress Laverne Cox is a huge Beyonce fan. Well apparently Beyonce feels the same way about the Orange Is The New Black star. The mutual love has brought the two entertainers together to work on a new top secret project.
During an interview with Access Hollywood, Cox was very vague about details of the project, however she did emphasize that the results will be incredible. “I have no idea [how this came about] to be perfectly honest,” she said. “I’m like, does she pick out her biggest fans ever and work with her? It’s pretty amazing.”
Cox and Queen Bey reportedly met for the first time at the 2017 Grammys in February.
More info on the secret collaboration should come out soon. Make sure to follow @LogikRadio to keep up on more news from Beyonce and more.
According to the folks over at IGN and Deadline, DC is developing a Joker stand alone movie that will act as an origin story.
According to reports, a Joker origin film is in early development stages by Warner Bros. and DC, with Todd Phillips, who directed The Hangover, on board to direct and co-write the script with Scott Silver, who wrote Eminem's 8 Mile.
IGN is also reporting that the movie will not involve Jared Leto as the character. Instead, it will be part of an unannounced imprint of DC films that will look to tell one-off stories about beloved characters in the DC canon. (So, for example, even if this film is released, Jared Leto's Joker would still appear in any DCEU-related films, such as Suicide Squad 2).
Starz, the premium cable network, is partnering with RZA and Jerry Bruckheimer to bring Marc Olden’s book series Black Samurai to life as a scripted TV series. The project has already lined up Chicago born rapper Common to play the lead character, Robert Sand.
The drama follows Robert Sand, a highly trained American Army Ranger whose life is transformed when he meets a legendary Japanese master who invites him to train as a samurai. After his beloved sensei and samurai brothers are killed by mercenaries, Sand is thrust on a worldwide journey of both revenge and self-discovery.
The series will be a modernization of the 1977 blaxploitation film staring Jim Kelly and will be a mash-up of spy and martial arts genres. The show will have a soundtrack that features the music of Common and Wu-Tang Clan, among others.
Black Samurai marks Common’s return to the small screen following his leading role on AMC Western Hell on Wheels, which he exited during its fourth season in 2014.
If there is one thing we all learned from "The Dave Chappelle Show" it's that Dylan from MTV's "Making the Band" spits hot fire.
The "Making The Band" parody is still one of the most popular skits from the three seasons of the sketch comedy show. Its popularity is thanks in part to Dave Chappelle's hilarious impersonation of Dylan, one of the members of Da Band, a hip-hop group managed by Diddy (also played in the sketch by Chappelle). Before Friday (August 11), Chappelle had never met the man who takes up all the spots on the top five MCs list, but all that changed at the House of Vans in New York City.
As you can see in the Instagram video below, they quoted some of the sketch's iconic lines, and Chappelle recorded a quick promo for Dylan's upcoming album Pain 2 Power.
You can cop Dylan new album, Pain 2 Power, coming out on September 15, 2017.
David Tennant, John Barrowman, Alex Kingston, Elizabeth Olsen Among Top Celebrities Scheduled To Attend 20th Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 24-27
Wizard World, Inc. continues its 2017 schedule with its 20th trip to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 24-27. The “Doctor Who” trio of David Tennant (“Jessica Jones”) and Alex Kingston (“E.R.”), John Barrowman (“Arrow”), the Avengers:Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War tandem of Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Henstridge (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Steve Blum (Toonami, Cowboy Bebop ), Gene Simmons (KISS frontman), John Cusack ( Say Anything…, Better off Dead…), Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Til Dawn ) and Jewel Staite (“Firefly,” “Stargate’ Atlantis”) headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend Wizard World’s longest running and largest comic con and pop culture extravaganza.
Tennant, Kingston, Barrowman, Simmons, Roday, Hill, Cusack, Trejo and Staite will attend on Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27; Olsen and Bettany will appear on Saturday only; Henstridge will appear on Friday and Saturday; Blum is scheduled for all four days.
Other stars scheduled to appear include the “Stranger Things” tandem of Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin, the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” team of Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon, Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings franchise, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World ), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Supergirl”), Tom Wilson ( Back to the Future trilogy), Christian Kane (“Leverage,” “The Librarians”), the “Dynamic Duo” from “Batman: The Animated Series” Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester, Loni Anderson (“WKRP in Cincinnati,” “Easy Street”), Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Spin City”), Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie), Arryn Zech (“RWBY”), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” “Andromeda”) and Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “The King of Queens”).
Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more, hosted by media personality Kato Kaelin. Details to follow soon.
Wizard World is the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley in Chicago will feature James O’Barr (creator, The Crow), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney fine artist), Steve Geiger (“Spider-man,” “The Incredible Hulk”), Guy Gilchrist (“Nancy,” “The Muppets”), Ben Templesmith (“Fell,” “The Nightmare Factory”), Simon Fraser (“Judge Dredd,” “Nikolai Dante”), Michael Calero (“Tandar” animatronics, “All New Fathom”), Jeremiah Lambert (“Transformers” franchise, “Masters of the Universe”), Dean Haspiel (“Billy Dogma,” “Spider-Man”), Kurt Lehner (“Gargoyles,” “Marvel Action Hour”), Jorge Molina (“Avengers Assemble,” “X-Force”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man”), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan,” “Origins Unknown”) and many others.
Special events abound all week, highlighted by 'An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band' At Park West (Saturday, 8 p.m.), Bostwick hosting a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show (Saturday, 9 p.m.) and more.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 10th event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 24, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, August 25, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Wizard World Comic Con Chicago is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.
For more on the 2017 Wizard World Chicago, visit http://wizardworld.com/comiccon/chicago.
Lena Waithe has made history recently as she earned an Emmy nomination for comedy writing. The actress who stars in the hit Netflix series "Masters of None," became to first black woman to earn a nomination in the category.
Waithe's nomination comes from her work on the "Thanksgiving" episode of "Masters of None," which she wrote along with series star Aziz Ansari. The episode shows Waithe, who stars as Denise, coming out to her mother, played by actress Angela Bassett.
"I didn’t know I was the first black woman,” Waithe told reporters of her nomination at an event on Friday. “Hopefully, not the last. We’ve got to work on that,” Waithe added.
Waithe previously told TV Guide that the episode was inspired by her own experience coming out. She said she didn’t initially intend to bring such aspects of her life to the show but later changed her mind after Ansari encouraged her to share her story.
Along with her work acting and writing for "Masters of None," Waithe has also worked as a producer on the 2014 film "Dear White People," as a writer on the Fox TV series "Bones," and will act in the upcoming film "Ready Player One," which hits theaters next year.
"Masters of None" is available to steam on Netflix.
When it comes to streaming video, there is a huge pie and everyone wants a piece of it. Disney already has a nice piece that they mainly share with Netflix, but today's (August 8) announcement shows they want the whole thing for themselves.
Today the company said they intend to remove all of it's movies from Netflix. Disney is doing this in preparation for their very own branded streaming service that they plan on launching in 2019. The goal is to start in the United States then expand the service globally.
While talking to CNBC's Julia Boorstin, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained that despite the decision to remove the content from the provider, they still have a "good relationship" with Netflix. Movies that will be removed include all Disney and Pixar titles. The Disney movies will remain available on the platform through the end of 2018. Marvel branded TV show such as "Daredevil," "Luke Cage" and "Jessica Jones" will remain with Netflix.
Disney's new platform will be the home for all Disney movies going forward, starting with 2019 releases including "Toy Story 4," "Frozen 2" and the live-action "Lion King." They will also be adding exclusive movies and TV shows to the planned service.
Disney also announced plans on launching an ESPN streaming service in early 2018. This will reportedly feature close to 10,000 sporting including content from MLB, NHL, MLS,. NCAA and tennis.
Netflix stock dropped more than 5 percent after the Disney news came out.
It's been a great year for Jordan Peele. He welcomed his first child with his wife, actress Chelsea Peretti, he has created and produce a new TV show called The Last O.G., and he wrote, directed and produced the feature film Get Out. Now, a few month after the film's debut, Get Out is officially the most profitable movie of 2017.
According to The Wrap, Get Out made $217 million in profits along with a 630 percent return on investment. Get Out earned $250 million worldwide. Peele’s film about being a black man in America cost $4.5 million to make with an estimated $30 million in marketing.
Get Out also still boasts a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, along with having the honor of being the highest grossing original screenplay, a title which formally belonged to The Blair Witch project.
Since the success of Get Out, Universal Pictures has inked a two year deal with Jordan Peele and has already announced a follow-up film which will have a much higher budget than $4.5 million.