No more heroes: Netflix cancels The Punisher and will cancel Jessica Jones after Season 3

Where did our heroes? The Marvel heroes of New York are gone and will not be returning on Netflix. Found at IGN, news site Deadline reports that the Marvel Netflix series The Punisher won’t be renewed for another season and it will be cancelled. Likewise, the Marvel series Jessica Jones will also be cancelled, but after season 3 just like Daredevil.

Netflix in regarding to the Punisher:

“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.”

Netflix in regarding to Jessica Jones:

“In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others.”

Netflix overall response to Marvel:

“We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.”

TV producer Jeph Loeb who worked on series Jessica Jones and Luke Cage wrote a letter thanking the fans for being supportive. Here is the letter and I will leave the link down below the post:

It had never been done before.

Four separate television series, each with different super-talented showrunners, writers, directors, cast and crew, coming out months apart and then…

…they would meet in a single event series all set in the heart of New York City.

We called them The Defenders.

And together we were thrilled by stories of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and even the Punisher joined in!

They said it couldn’t be done.

But Marvel assembled amazing teams to write, produce, direct, edit, and score 13 seasons and 161 one-hour episodes.

Take a moment and go online and look at the dazzling list of actors, writers, directors, and musicians who graced us with the very best of their craft.

We loved each and every minute of it.

And we did it all for you — the fans — who cheered for us around the world and made all the hard work worth it.

So, Thank You!

On behalf of everyone at Marvel Television, we couldn’t be more proud or more grateful to our audience.

Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters… but you know Marvel better than that.

As Matthew Murdock’s Dad once said, “The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it’s how he gets back up.”

To be continued…!

– Jeph Loeb and all of us at Marvel Television

With all this said, this is the end of the Defenders. As far as I know, Hulu are in the works of doing four animated series focusing on some Marvel characters such as Howard the Duck and Hit Monkey. Disney+, upcoming Disney streaming service, are planning to do a TV series focusing on Loki and Vision and Scarlet Witch.

Source:

IGN

Deadline

Marvel

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Hulu is open to Marvel Netflix cancelled series! Possible revival?

There might be hope for fans if Hulu and Marvel agree to cooperate. Last year, it was announced that Netflix cancelled the Marvel series Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. However, with Hulu agreeing to allow more Marvel series to join opposing streaming site and especially since they agreed to do four animated series  based on Marvel characters such as Howard the Duck, it is possible that Hulu could revive these Netflix series.

Craig Erwich, VP of original streaming, made a comment to the Wrap  in regards to Marvel and their cancelled series and Hulu:

“Marvel has a ton of titles we’d be interested in. It kind of just depends on when they’re ready, [and] who, most importantly, is going to be behind these things.”

Overall, Erwich commented that if the team are interested to bringing shows like Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist to Hulu and continuing the series, he will allow it on Hulu if only they are interested. If it goes well for both parties, Hulu will save these shows and expand more content on their site.

What’s your thoughts?

source:

The Wrap

Sword Art Online news: New OP/ED songs, episode 10 controversy, Netflix uses fan art?

Sword Art Online Alicization has been getting a lot of attention lately and some of the reasons are mostly controversial and some minor good. Let start with the good news.

Good news

It’s been announced that there will be a new OP and ED song for the next episodes of Sword Art Online: Alicization. The OP for this second part of the anime is RESISTER by ASCA. The ED will be forget-me-not by ReoNa.

Bad news: Episode 10’s response

I am late in joining the series and I need to get started on this series, but recently, episode 10 of Sword Art Online got really dark. If you guys thought episode 1 of Goblin Slayer was too dark because of violence and rape, well you might get bothered in this episode. Episode 10 of Sword Art Online: Alicization contained some extreme violence and even sexual assault in which warned anime viewers ahead of time to those watching in Crunchyroll. This anime had to get it censored in some platforms such as Crunchyroll. The one in charge of censoring and editing the specific scene is from Aniplex of America.

This episode was described as one of the most violent and uncomfortable episodes that even Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara wrote to the voice actors on Twitter saying sorry that they had to perform this scene.

Reki Kawahara:

“Ms. Ishihara, who plays Tiese, and Ms. Kondo, who plays Ronye, both performed a painful scene with aplomb. Thank you so much! And I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.”

Here is the response from one of them:

Reina Kondo:

“Thank you! I think that everyone became stronger because of the experience! I will continue to work hard alongside Ronye. I’m looking forward to what happens next.”

I haven’t seen this episode, but I will say sexual violence like this does make me feel uncomfortable, but it’s something that we can’t deny that it’s real. There is someone that commented on the video comparison saying something about this scene:

Monta Anik: “This scene is just realistic. This is the world we live in. And the author is only showing it. Many people abused of women because of their noble rank. I called this episode: Hard reality of the old time”

Yes, I will admit, Kawahara does add this stuff in his works from the first season of SAO in the Fairy Dance Arc, SAO II with Sinon and now this. I can agree with this person that the reason he put these stuff in his works to show the scary reality that there are some people who wants to take advantage of the weak. In episode 10, we see high ranks people tormenting women and trying to get what they want because they think they’re better. I am not saying that this is true for everyone, but what I like about Reki Kawahara is that he doesn’t hold back on the truth. Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Yes, but it’s something to be aware of in reality. Other than that, if you think this episode was dark or even this anime, do not watch Beserk, Helssing Ultimate or Goblin Slayer.

source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-12-11/sword-art-online-episode-censors-more-content-on-u.s-based-streaming-services/.140630

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-12-11/reki-kawahara-apologizes-to-voice-actors-for-latest-sword-art-online-episode/.140635

Netflix

If you think that stealing someone’s art was bad, imagine Netflix using someone’s art for their shows. I am not sure if it’s already taken care of, but based on an article by ANN, Netflix apparently used someone’s fan art as a banner for the anime Sword Art Online. The picture was taken by a user and identified the art by Keeta from their Pixiv.

I don’t know the situation right now, but Netflix is trying to resolve this issue.

Breaking News on Netflix: Daredevil series is canceled after season 3!

The hero defending Hell’s Kitchen is unfortunately retiring!

I found this piece of news on IGN stating after three seasons, the Netflix series on the Marvel hero Daredevil will no longer be making more episodes. Here is the official statement from Netflix:

Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note. We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.

This is not the only Marvel series that got canceled on Netflix. Netflix series Iron Fist and Luke Cage were both recently canceled after two seasons. The only remaining shows that is still in progress is Jessica Jones and the Punisher. The Punisher is going to have a second season in 2019 and Jessica Jones is in progress of another season. It’s unknown what’s going to happen with these three canceled heroes and we don’t know why the sudden cancellation.

Anime Netflix news: Classic Evangelion and Live-Action CowBoy Bebop joins Netflix!

Greetings anime folks! It is I Matthew and I bring you some exciting news for your viewing. If you have Netflix or planning to get it, you might want to add this on your watch list. It’s been announced this week that the classic anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion will be joining Netflix! The series was created and directed by Hideaki Anno and he also directed the rebuilt films. According to ANN, Netflix will be obtaining the anime series and even the movies as well; the movies are Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth and Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion. The anime and movies will be joining Netflix in spring of 2019. ANN added some notes that it’s unsure if the English Dub will be from ADV Films, the same company who once had the rights home release videos before shutting down in 2009.

Hold on there space cowboy, we’re not done yet! It’s also been announced that Netflix plans to do a live-action series on the well-known and popular series Cowboy Bebop. According to Variety, the live action series plans to do 10 episodes with the anime director Shinichiro Watanabe. It’s unknown what’s the release date for this series, but keep your eyes peeled for news and what to expect from this adaptation.

Netflix Iron Fist TV series ends on season 2

Marvel may be the biggest franchise in the media when in comes to movies, TV series and comic books, even the most powerful company has a weakness.

I found this news yesterday in a tweet from IGN stating that the Netflix exclusive Marvel series Iron Fist will be canceled.

According to the news, Netflix officially released the second season of Iron Fist and unfortunately, due to the ratings, Netflix will end the series. With this news however, they commented that the character Iron Fist could still be used in other Marvel Netflix series. However it is possible that Netflix could still use Iron Fist in potential team ups or series like Heroes for Hire where Iron Fist teams up with Power Man/Luke Cage or even Daughters of the Dragon with Misty Knight and Colleen Wing.

Did you like Iron Fist or disliked it? I haven’t seen this series yet, but I plan to watch it after I get done with season 1 of Daredevil.

 

Netflix news: Violet Evergarden special episode and Seven Deadly Sins season 2

Good news Netflix users, I got some good news for this upcoming fall season. If you are in the U.S., get ready to see the return of your favorite shows. Announced today, it has been confirmed that the anime Violet Evergarden will be having a special episode titled Violet Evergarden – Special: Extra Episode and it will premiere on October 4th, the same day as Japan’s release. Another Netflix anime is getting another same treatment but even better. The anime series Seven Deadly Sins will be receiving a second season and it’s called Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments. This new season will begin on October 15th. If you didn’t know as, October 26th will also be the release of the anime Castlevania season 2.

Source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-09-26/netflix-u.s-sets-violet-evergarden-special-episode-seven-deadly-sins-season-2-premiere-dates-for-october/.137326

Death Note (Netflix 2017) live-action movie review *No Spoilers*

Synopsis:

Light Turner finds a supernatural notebook and uses it to mete out death, attracting the attention of a detective, a demon and a girl in his class.

Cast:

Willem Dafoe – Ryuk

Nat Wolff – Light Turner

Lakeith Stanfield – L

Margaret Qualley – Mia Sutton

Shea Whigham – James Turner

Paul Nakauchi – Watari

*This review will not have any spoilers.

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Disney streaming service name announced! Important news for Star Wars and Marvel fans!

Looks like DC Universe and other sites have met a new match in the business world of streaming. Announced yesterday, Disney has unveiled the new upcoming streaming subscription service. The streaming service will be called Disney Play according to what the news appears and the streaming service will begin on 2019. According to IGN, once the Marvel movie Captain Marvel is released in theaters, every Marvel film will be removed from Netflix will be on Disney Play. In regards to MCU movie on Netflix, the last MCU movie that will be on Netflix will be Ant-Man and the Wasp. Disney and Marvel agreed that Netflix exclusives shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones will remain on Netflix and will not be on Disney Play. However, It’s also reported that Star Wars movies and shows that debuts in 2019 and beyond will appear on the service and the movies like The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi will not be on it due to Star Wars belonging to At&T Turner Broadcasting and giving them the rights to broadcast the films. Disney Play will be premiering instead the upcoming Star Wars Clone Wars season 7. It’s unknown what will be the price for the subscription, but if every Disney licensed title and franchise are being removed from Netflix, then that means they will be losing an estimated $300 million in annual revenue.

What’s your opinion to this news?

sources:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/27/disneys-streaming-service-is-called-disney-play

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/07/ant-man-and-the-wasp-will-be-the-last-marvel-movie-to-be-released-on-netflix

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/08/disneys-streaming-service-will-not-include-pre-2019-star-wars-movies

Full details on what is going to be on Disney Play:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/16/everything-coming-to-disneys-streaming-service-so-far