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first_img Marvel just had a big weekend at the movies, but the studio’s TV department is no slouch either. Not everything Marvel Television has produced has been great, but they’ve certainly had more hits than misses. And two of their best shows are seeing their second seasons debut within the next couple months. The first is Jessica Jones. We only have two and a half weeks to go until we catch up with our favorite alcoholic hero for hire. Yeah, as much as the show has fun with that fact, Jessica does have some issues. And in the latest trailer for Season Two, it looks like she’s at least trying to get help.Yeah, this season’s looking real good. There’s no real indication in this trailer of who the villain is or what the main external conflict will be. (We already know Jessica is full of internal conflicts.) It does tell us we’re getting a deeper look at Jessica’s past in this trailer. We also get more Luke Cage, which just makes me happy. I know he and Night Nurse have a thing now, and it looks like Jessica finds a new fling this season, but Luke and Jessica are just perfect together. I admit, I’m biased towards what’s canon in the comics, but if all these Defenders shows don’t end with Jessica and Luke married, I’m going to be very disappointed.Another great thing about this trailer: Jessica kicks so much ass in it. Yes, she’s dealing with some real heavy stuff, but that means she has legitimate reasons to be angry. And as much as group therapy is probably a healthy step forward for her, punching bad guys through walls works a lot quicker. Season One of Jessica Jones remains my favorite Marvel Netflix show, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the second… ever since I finished that first-weekend binge. We won’t have to wait much longer. Jessica Jones Season Two hits Netflix on Friday, March 8.The other series dropping its second season soon is FX’s X-Men-based Legion. A highlight of last year, showrunner Noah Hawley used Marvel Comics characters to tell a completely different kind of superhero story. David Haller, played by Dan Stevens, was diagnosed with schizophrenia that turned out to be, essentially, a powerful, malicious psychic parasite. David had the Shadow King living in his brain, presenting himself as people, dogs, and creepy paper mache murder children. The biggest surprise of the show was Aubrey Plaza, who slowly morphed from funny to creepy to the scariest performance we’ve ever seen from her. Good news. In the trailer for Season Two that came out today, she’s back.She’s still terrifying. This teaser doesn’t tell us too much, but it is a reassurance that the show hasn’t lost its overwhelming, confused sense of reality. The quick cuts and visual effects make you feel like your losing your sense of what’s real and what’s not, which is exactly what Lenny/Shadow King wants. It’s a sign that, even though David defeated Lenny in his head, her effect on him, her torment of him isn’t over. Legion will return to excite, terrify, confuse and overwhelm all of us on April 3.Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 Cover (Art by Trevor von Eeden, via Marvel)Marvel still has plenty of new TV shows to come too. They announced this morning that Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is being developed for TV. It’s going to be an animated series on one of the Disney channel, which is actually a pretty perfect. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is one of those books that doesn’t sell well as individual issues, but the graphic novels are very successful, particularly with younger audiences. Don’t let that stop you from reading it, though. It’s a fantastic comic, and a great example of some of the excellent, original work Marvel comics has been putting out over the last few years.The animated series is produced by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland, of black-ish and grown-ish. It’s about a nine-year-old girl named Lunella Lafayette who saves the world with her dinosaur pal and super-intelligence. It’s a fun comics series, and it should make a perfect show for kids.  It’s still in development at this point, and it hasn’t been decided on which of Disney’s TV networks it’s going to air. It’ll either be on Disney Channel, Disney XD or Disney Junior. I’d probably guess Disney XD, since that’s where most of their Marvel animated series ends up. Depending on how this turns out, I may have to start watching a Disney channel again.Over on the movie side of things, Marvel is riding high off Black Panther’s record-breaking opening weekend. Earning more than $400 million worldwide, it’s now the most successful February debut of all time. With good reason too. It might just be the best film Marvel Studios has put out. As excited as we all are for Avengers: Infinity War in May, it has a really tough act to follow now. Not only in terms of overall quality, but its villain too. Erik Killmonger is the strongest, most well-rounded Marvel villain yet. Thanos has his work cut out for him.Black Panther (Photo via Marvel)A lot of Black Panther’s success can be attributed to its cast. Director Ryan Coogler assembled some phenomenal actors to help bring Wakanda to life. Notably, Michael B. Jordan, who plays Killmonger, and Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Nakia. As commanding as they are on screen, they are hilarious and adorable together off screen. As first revealed during a Twitter Q&A session last week, Jordan lost a bet to Nyong’o at some point during the filming and/or promotion of Black Panther. Jordan owes Nyong’o a certain amount of push-ups, which she can collect at any time no matter what Jordan is doing. She has taken full advantage of her power over her co-star, and Jordan’s been a great sport. As seen in this video Nyong’o shared. Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target They are so cute together, their flirty behavior towards each other has sparked questions about whether or not the two are dating, and if not, why not? We typically don’t cover celebrity dating on this website, but it’s just impossible to see these two interact with each other and not root for them to get together. And besides, you don’t willingly do pushups (and stay on the ground) on command for just anyone. All this means fans on Twitter have been shipping the two actors non-stop and all but begging them to date.Chadwick Boseman in Avengers: Infinity War (Photo: Screenshot via Marvel/YouTube)Black Panther didn’t only set up a possible real-life romance though; it also did a lot to set up Marvels next and biggest movie. As the last movie before Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, had to do a little more than introduce us to new characters and places. While we were engrossed in the story of T’Challa and Killmonger, marveling (ha) at Wakanda and growing ever more enamored with Letitia Wright’s Shuri, Black Panther was dropping hints into its credits scenes about the upcoming Infinity War.A video by Nerdist breaks down the hints, the biggest of which has to do with the scene where (spoilers if you haven’t seen it), T’Challa reveals Wakanda to the rest of the world. It’s implied that he will reveal that the country owns vast resources of Vibranium. Not only is it a sign that T’Challa intends to share some of Wakanda’s technology and resources with the rest of the world, it may be a sign of how the Avengers will have to fight Thanos. We’re talking about a villain who can bring down a moon. They’re going to need something beyond an inspiring group shot to defeat him. Wakanda’s Vibranium may play a large part in giving the Avengers the upper hand. Literally, in Bucky’s case. Another post-credits scene showed a revived, de-Winter Soldiered Bucky missing an arm. We know he has two in the Infinity War trailer. It’s possible, likely even, that Bucky is due for a new Vibranium arm.Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly (Photo via Marvel)Finally, there’s the matter of the Soul Stone, which has still not made an appearance in the MCU. The video guesses it’s in Wakanda, which would explain the more mystical elements of the film. It could also show up in Infinity War, based on some leaked LEGO playset instructions. (Those are actually a fairly reliable source of leaks.) Others aren’t so sure we’ll see the Soul Stone that soon. Comic Book theorizes that it won’t show up until Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is one of the movies releasing in between Infinity War and Avengers 4. They think there’s a reason it hasn’t shown up in any of the Marvel movies so far. It’s not in this plane of existence.Ant-Man and the Wasp will focus on the return of the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, played by Michelle Pfeiffer. She’s been trapped in the Quantum Realm. How she gets out, we don’t know. It’s not a place Scott Lang would normally be able to access. The theory is that the Soul Stone will have something to do with her escape. If it’s been trapped in the Quantum Realm this whole time, that would explain why even Thanos has had trouble getting his hands on it. It would also be a great way to build hype for Avengers 4 if they wait until after Infinity War to bring the stone into the story.Whenever you think we’ll see the Soul Stone, it won’t be long until we have an answer. Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters May 4, 2018. That’s not very far away at all.last_img read more

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