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Monday
Oct 10 2016

Power Link and Iron Fist

Vanity Fairinterviews reclusive legend Warren Beatty.He talks Annette,his trans son Stephen and
i09Forest Whitaker is joining the ever-expanding cast of Marvel'sBlack Panthermovie
VultureDaniel Craig,newly platinum blonde,is warming up to returning to the 007 gig.Money money money.Money money money.Money money money.If you happen to be rich - .......Ooooh -- and you feel like a Night's entertainment,you can pay for a gay escapade.

Antagony & Ecstacycatches up withThe Neon Demonand loves it more than he knows he should
MNPPit looks like Nicolas Hoult will be playing Nikola Tesla in the costume dramaCurrent Warabout the fight over monetizing electricity co-starring those actors of endless ubiquity: Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon.
The PlaylistGuy Ritchie will direct Disney's live actionAladdin.Weird.
/FilmBoyd Holbrook will play the cyborg villain Donald Pierce in the third Wolverine movie,now titled Logan
AV ClubRon Perlman has finally given up his dream ofHellboy 3

Power Man and Iron Fist
I don't know how many people who are into Marvel's modern universe of TV and movies knows this but Luke Cage was always paired with Iron Fist in the comicbooks.That's hard to imagine now because Luke Cage has been portrayed as such a loner in both Jessica Jones and on his own show.

I know this because I was kind of addicted to that duo as a kid.When I heard they were adapting it for television I wanted Marvel to quit whitewashing the Iron Fist character.Yes Danny was always white but since he grew up in Tibet and is a master of martial arts it would make sense that he were Asian.What's more the common narrative of the white man being better than all the Asians at the super powerful stuff they picked up over in Asia (see also Dr Strange's sorcery) is inherently a racist trope.We were not alone in this thinking.Apparentlythe handsome actor Lewis Tan,who will play one of the villains in the show,actually wanted to play Iron Fistbut Marvel was adamant that he be white (sigh).So we get Finn Jones in the lead role who is most famous for playing Loras Tyrell,the Knight of Flowers inGame of Thrones.

In happier casting news,afterIron Fistpremieres we'll eventually get the team up seriesThe Defenders(which will feature Sigourney Weaver as their big bad (yes!))  Here's the new Comic Con teaser forIron Fistin case you missed it.


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Luke Cage had his own comic book for several years.He was "Hero for Hire,"but it didn't quite catch on.Same with Iron First.Their two mags were collapsed into one as a result.

October 10,2016 | Unregistered CommenterErik

Sigourney Weaver as the villain of The Defenders intrigues.No matter who she's playing,we're probably in for something GOOD.

October 10,2016 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Making a live-action Aladdin after Robin Williams' passing?

Choices.Choices...

October 10,2016 | Unregistered CommenterDavid S.

Are we sure Power Man and Iron Fist are not a porn comic book?

October 10,2016 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

I really enjoyed that Warren Beatty profile.Here's hoping his new movie is good.However,the trailer doesn't really inspire confidence.

October 11,2016 | Unregistered CommenterMDA

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