The First ‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Reviews Are Here

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The verdict is in! After months of anticipating Daredevil Season 3, the embargos for the critic reviews have been lifted! Check it all out!

  • In its third season, Daredevil captures the heart and soul of Matt Murdock and Daredevil and combine them into something truly powerful. It’s more crime drama than superhero action in these six episodes, one where the good guys don’t always win and get horribly torn down in the process. But faith becomes an important tool, one that this season has garnered a lot of in its grand ascension from two good seasons, to now the beginnings of a fantastic season. There is almost a sense of finality in the movements being made in the story which gives everything a heightened level of tension, where things can’t possibly be the same again. Daredevil has cemented itself as one of the year’s best, and showrunner Erik Oleson and crew have created something spectacular. – The Film Era
  • While it’s partly let down by its glacially-paced first three episodes, Daredevil season 3 manages to find its footing before long. Fans of the ongoing battle between Matt Murdock and Kingpin will not be disappointed. – We Got It Covered
  • On its third showrunner in as many seasons, Daredevil also often seems like it’s reinventing itself on the fly. With that comes occasional growing pains and a tendency to fall back on formula. Still, unlike in Season 2, which toggled back and forth between Frank Castle and Elektra so often you thought you were watching different shows, everything is mostly heading in the right direction. There’s a linear flow to it all that is focused and efficient. That doesn’t mean the show couldn’t lose steam like so many other promising yet still flawed Marvel series on Netflix. But so far, so good. – Observer
  • Daredevil Season 3 is so far off to a strong start. Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk are once again waging war for the soul of Hell’s Kitchen, but there are new adversaries and parties on the scene. Matt’s psyche is in tatters, and he’s struggling to find some measure of balance in his life. Meanwhile, Fisk appears to only be growing stronger and more coming. The interpretation of Bullseye is so far one of the lesser aspects this season, but will hopefully have a stronger payoff after a rough start. – 411 Mani
  • Despite some pacing problems, the first six episodes reviewed here are a promising start to what could be a successful third season for Marvel’s Daredevil. Most of the characters are given compelling arcs, the tensions are high, the fight sequences are fantastic and… no more faceless ninja death cults. Seasons three could be a return to form for the series, assuming the rest of the season is just as good and the pacing remains consistent. – Talkies Network
  • Season 3 does an excellent job establishing a new villain but laying the groundwork of explosives on an emotional bridge, and the Kingpin slowly detonates the bombs until it crumbles. It is a six-episode slow built to an epic confrontation of good and evil. – Monkeys Fighting Robots
  • As stated, there’s something almost operatic or Shakespearean about the tale that showrunner Erik Olsen is weaving together, and every component (characters, settings, scenes, plot developments) feels carefully positioned and purposeful. There’s still potential room in the back half of the season for plot threads to drag, or characters to wear out their welcome, but through episodes 1 – 6, Daredevil season 3 earns the trust that it can nail the landing. – Comicbook
  • This new season honestly left me in awe at everything. From the characters journey to the actions to the creative storytelling, this season of Daredevil might be the best yet! After viewing the first 6 episodes, one should expect mayhem to ensure this season as Matt and everyone involved in his life, are in the gravest danger they’ve been!– Geeks of Color

Details On Pedro Pascal’s Character In ‘WONDER WOMAN 1984’

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Ever since Pedro Pascal joined the cast of Wonder Woman 1984, his character has been shrouded in mystery (other than his fashion sense of course). If you were wondering when you’ll finally get some solid info, fear not, we’ve exclusively learned about his secret character and how he fits into Wonder Woman’s story.

As most fans assumed, Pascal does indeed play a villain in the highly anticipated sequel.  He’ll be joined by Kristin Wiig’s Cheetah, but he’s not your typical antagonist. He is a God in disguise, similarly to Ares in the first film, but he’ll affect the story in a much different way. Disguised as a businessman, he makes a deal with Diana that she’ll do his bidding and in exchange, he’ll bring the love of her life back, Steve Trevor. Which God is he exactly?

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This not only explains how Steve Trevor returns after his demise in Wonder Woman, but also shines a light on how this could go very wrong. Making a deal with a god is typically a poor decision and almost never ends well. In this case, they could play that aspect up as the film develops. Keep in mind Trevor won’t come back in his element. He’ll take on the “fish out of water” role that Diana filled in the first film.

Wonder Woman 1984 will tackle a new magical, mystical adventure for Diana Prince. Wonder Woman will be up against her archenemy Cheetah, originally known as Barbara Ann Minerva. As we revealed, Pedro Pascal comes into the mix when he offers to help bring Steve back for a price. His role, of course, is larger than that and we’ll see plenty of him throughout the film.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal.

Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters November 1, 2019.

Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4: The Comic Book Origins of the Villains in the Game

They’re giving Peter Parker a hard time in the game — see where they began in the comics!

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” for PS4 arrived earlier this month with an epic video game that Spidey fans will long remember. The developers put special care into delivering the Spider-Man and Peter Parker experience, and they also lined up the game with several of Spidey’s bad guys from the comics. Our handy Spider-Man guide offers a quick overview of the villains you can expect to find while playing through this adventure.

But first, let’s look back at the comic book origins of Spidey’s rogues’ gallery. If you haven’t played Spider-Man yet, this list may include some spoilers about the villains who appear in the game. You’ve been warned!

Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Game Villains:

  • Mister Negative (Martin Li)
  • Inner Demons
  • Norman Osborn
  • Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova)
  • Sable Agents
  • Tombstone (Lonnie Lincoln)
  • Taskmaster
  • Shocker (Herman Schultz)
  • Screwball
  • Sinister Six
    • Rhino (Aleksei Systevich)
    • Electro (Max Dillon)
    • Scorpion (Mac Gargan)
    • Vulture (Adrian Toomes)
  • Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
  • Black Cat (Felicia Hardy)

Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50

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Although the Kingpin has been considered to be Daredevil’s primary nemesis since the ‘80s, Wilson Fisk got his start as New York’s ultimate crime lord in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Fisk’s size and strength are impressive, but it’s his criminal mind that sets him above the rest of the underworld. The Kingpin gets to operate in the open with his “legitimate” business interests, and he’s rarely taken the fall for his crimes.

 

Mister Negative (Martin Li)
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #546

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To the outside world, Martin Li is a wealthy philanthropist and the benefactor behind the F.E.A.S.T. soup kitchen and homeless outreach center. But Li’s darker side is the crime lord Mister Negative, and he wants to be the new Kingpin of New York. Mister Negative has a corrupting touch that can turn even the most virtuous of heroes into selfish villains. Essentially, he can transform people into their “negative” state. His strength is also more than enough to give Spidey tough battles when they square off against each other.

 

Inner Demons
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #547

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The Inner Demons are Mister Negative’s most loyal henchmen, and they have good reasons to remain so. Once, the Inner Demons were slave laborers under the control of Green Goblin. They were freed by Mister Negative, who trained them to be deadly martial artists before corrupting them with his touch. As Inner Demons, they have become brutal enforcers for Mister Negative and very hard to kill. Somehow, they have also been given a regenerative healing factor.

 

Norman Osborn
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #37

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Although the Green Goblin menaced Peter Parker as far back as THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14, we didn’t meet the Goblin’s alter ego until issue #37. As the Green Goblin, Norman Osborn is one of the deadliest enemies that Spidey has ever faced. His brilliant intellect has been tinged by madness, but he also gained enhanced strength and healing abilities from his Goblin formula. Even out of costume, Osborn’s absolute amorality and tactical genius make him an enemy to be feared.

 

Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova)
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #265

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In the comics, Silver Sable is a mercenary who has often been a friend and ally of Spider-Man. However, she has been known to sell her services to the highest bidder. Sable’s methods don’t often win her fans in the Super Hero community, but she follows her own moral code. Sable is also the leader of Silver Sable International, an elite mercenary organization. She is also passionate about bringing Nazi war criminals to justice.

 

Sable Agents
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #265

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Silver Sable’s mercenary team is called the Wild Pack in the Marvel Universe, and it was formed by her father, Ernst Sablinova. The group was originally created to hunt down international criminals and recover stolen goods for wealthy clients. Sable is known for hiring the best warriors from around the world to be on her team. She even added Sandman to the Wild Pack during his more heroic days. But few members of the team are a match for Sable herself.

 

Tombstone (Lonnie Lincoln)
First Appearance: WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #36

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Lonnie Lincoln was bullied as a child because he was an African-American albino. However, Lonnie became a bully himself when his size and strength allowed him to run wild. On multiple occasions throughout their lives, Lonnie terrorized future Daily Bugle publisher Joseph “Robbie” Robertson. As an adult, Lonnie became known as Tombstone, one of the most feared mob enforcers. Tombstone later gained enhanced strength and he became a crime boss in his own right.

 

Taskmaster
First Appearance: AVENGERS #195

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The Taskmaster has the potential to be a one-man army. He has the unique ability to mimic the physical movements of anyone he sees, and he’s used this to pick up the fighting style of several Avengers, as well as other heroes and villains to become one of Marvel’s most formidable fighters. However, Taskmaster usually prefers to stay out of the spotlight by training legions of henchmen for other villains. Taskmaster has even worked for the heroes when the price was right. But he only truly fights for himself.

 

Shocker (Herman Schultz)
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #46

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Herman Schultz was a high school dropout whose prowess as an inventor and an engineer could have led to a bright future. However, Schultz choose a life of crime and became a self-professed master thief. After his incarceration, Schultz created a pair of gauntlets that could vibrate at a high frequency and shoot intense air blasts. Schultz escaped prison and became the Shocker, a low level Spidey foe who has never quite hit the big leagues of villainy. But make no mistake, Shocker can still be a very formidable enemy.

 

Screwball
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #559

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Screwball may be the world’s first live-streaming villain. She allows a film crew to chronicle her crimes so that her online videos can reach a broad global audience. Screwball seems to be more concerned about gaining internet fame and glory than anything else. She has no powers of her own, but Screwball is an extremely gifted gymnast who can give Spidey a run for his money.

 

Rhino (Aleksei Systevich)
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #41

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Aleksei Sytsevich was an ordinary criminal before he was hired by malevolent scientists who subjected him to an experiment that left him bonded with an artificial skin. After receiving the skin and a subsequent superhuman boost in strength, Rhino broke off on his own and became a recurring foe for both Spider-Man and the Hulk. Aleksei was once given the opportunity to leave his life of crime behind with his wife, Oksana. However, he lost his chance when a would-be Rhino replacement challenged him and murdered Oskana. That tragedy sent Aleksei into a dangerous emotional spiral as he re-embraced his criminal roots and reclaimed his role as the Rhino.

 

Electro (Max Dillon)
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9

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Max Dillon was once an electrical engineer who suffered an accident while fixing a power line. He survived the ordeal and gained the power to control electricity. As Electro, Max became a Super Villain and proved to be more than Spider-Man could handle. Because of Electro’s powers, Spidey has to take special precautions when getting ready to face him in battle. Otherwise, our favorite wall-crawler could be in for the shock of his life!

 

Scorpion (Mac Gargan)
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20

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J. Jonah Jameson hired private investigator Mac Gargan to figure out how Peter Parker was getting so many photographs of Spider-Man. While Mac proved to be unable to find the connection between Peter and Spidey, he was soon recruited by Jonah to take part in Dr. Farley Stillwell’s experiment. Mac was bonded with a nearly indestructible costume and given enhanced strength. However, Mac went insane and adopted the Scorpion persona as he pursued a vendetta against both Spider-Man and Jonah.

 

Vulture (Adrian Toomes)
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2

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Age has rarely slowed down Adrian Toomes, and one of Spider-Man’s first villains has proven to be an enduring threat. Adrian was once an honest man whose genius allowed him to create a flight harness. However, Adrian was betrayed by his business partner and he subsequently embarked on a crime spree as the Vulture. Some of the Vulture’s defining traits are his willingness to kill and a ruthless streak that few of his comrades can match. He is a true bird of prey.

 

Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3

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Otto Octavius overcame a lifetime of bullying and sorrow to become a brilliant scientist and inventor. However, Otto felt bitterness over the way he was treated by others and he largely kept to himself. His life was changed forever by an accident that fused his body with four mechanical arms of his own creation. Those arms make Doctor Octopus more than a physical match for Spidey. But it’s Ock’s superior intellect that makes him one of the greatest enemies Spidey has ever faced.

 

The Sinister Six
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1

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Doctor Octopus was the first person to realize that an alliance between Spidey’s foes could bring down their common enemy. The initial team was led by Ock, and it included Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Sandman, and Mysterio. However, the first Sinister Six had no idea how to fight as a team to achieve their shared goal. Subsequent incarnations of the group have proven to more dangerous as a whole than as individuals. It’s never a good day for Spider-Man when the Sinister Six is back in town.

 

Black Cat (Felicia Hardy)
First Appearance: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #194

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Spider-Man has a very complicated history with his former lover, Felicia Hardy. As the Black Cat, Felicia has been Spidey’s ally, partner, and vicious enemy. In their earliest encounters, Black Cat was simply a thief who enjoyed crossing paths with Spider-Man. They eventually fell in love, but she was more enamored with Spider-Man than with Peter Parker. Black Cat has fluctuated between heroism and villainy, but she’s never too far from Peter’s life. This cat is always going to land on her feet.

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