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– With its second season premiering in three weeks, Netflix has released the next Daredevil trailer. While the first focused almost exclusively on Jon Berenthal’s Frank Castle AKA The Punisher, yesterday’s was all about Elektra and The Hand. If you expected it to look decidedly different from either the first season or that earlier trailer…then prepare to be disappointed because it doesn’t. The requisite amount of mood is set, relationships teased, and ass is kicked. That said, we’re getting a less repressed Elektra than what I remember from the original Miller run, which, frankly, feels like a more interesting character to follow along with. The entire 13-episode season will pop out of the shadows into your Netflix account all ninja-like on March 18th.
– Speaking of Marvel/Netflix Caucasian martial artists, it seems likely that the studio has picked their Danny Rand AKA Iron Fist. Rumor has it that Game of Throne‘s Finn Jones will don the tracksuit/spandex/gi/what-have-you for the character’s upcoming Netflix series. Mar-flix has declined to comment, which will probably change once Jones or whomever is locked into place with a contract like unto a thing of iron. (Oh, the lengths I’ll go to for my nods and hat-tips.)
– In case your Watchbabies need something to do while they are on their V for Vacation, you can keep each of them occupied with their very own “Watchmen” coloring book.
– Is it coincidence that on the same day Bleeding Cool ran that story, they also ran one announcing Alan Moore’s next novel “Jerusalem” was available for pre-order? Probably. But I think it would have been hilarious if Amazon had bundled the two in tendem in their ‘Frequently Bought Together’ section of the product page.
– DC *finally* gets the clue to jump on the all-you-can-eat-comics-library bandwagon a la Marvel Unlimited with yesterday’s release of their DC ALL-ACCESS app. Every DC comic ever printed, accessible right on your smartphone or mobile de–what? It’s what? Not a Marvel Unlimited for the DCU, but rather an ‘all-access’ pass to DC Entertainment’s PR output? Ummmm…well…yay?