Headlines are saying that Ghost Rider might be getting his own spinoff series from Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. But if you read between the lines, you might want to stay a bit calm.
When the actor portraying Ghost Rider was asked about a spinoff, he replied, "You know, there's been rumblings about that. It depends on how much you love it. If you love it, we'll make it."
Which is the classic answer I've seen again and again at Comic Con when a fan asks a question about something that will never happen, but the exec on the panel will say we've talked about it... (and then struck it down!).
Just saying. Don't get your hopes up. When the acting pool talks about something, it's one thing. It's when the studio announces it, that's a totally different thing.
With Supergirl moving to the CW, you would think that they would dig their way out of that hole they made when they had the Flash/Crossover episode, when they put Supergirl in an alternate universe where Arrow, Flash and the rest don't exist.
Or at least I was hoping.
But in an interview out there, many fans hopes were dashed. The biggest hope was that the Flashpoint story-arc in The Flash would bring Supergirl into the rest of the heroes universe.
But it seems that the only time that she'll be in Ollie's, Barry's and the others world is during the four-episode crossover at the end of the season, where she'll venture into this particular dimension.
This has got to some restriction the studios or rights owners are putting on the character.
Do you remember how Smallville did not want Clark to wear the suit, because they feared fan confusion? (You know, because you're not smart enough!)
I'm taking a wild stab/guess that there's some kind of legal restriction in the background about Supergirl. Otherwise, we would have seen her sharing everyone else's universe already.
Well, at least the studio let up a little and is letting Superman, played by Tyler Hoechlin, in Supergirl.
It has been announced that Sigourney Weaver has been cast as the "bad guy" for the upcoming Netflix Marvel series, The Defenders.
As Netflix pumps out one excellent Marvel title after another, they're all building up to a huge ensemble series that will include Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist and it will be called The Defenders.
All the shows so far, have depicted the dirty, underside of a city that we have had yet to see in most of the Marvel films or ABC shows. But Netflix can take it to a totally different, gritty, bloody and sexy level. And they do.
What I love about the shows is even though they do take it over the edge, they don't stay there. We might get a little bit of sexy, but that's for a few minutes a few times in the series, and that's it.
The bloody grit might stick around a little bit longer, but that is what makes these shows so different and visceral.
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