How Daredevil’s Charlie Cox Feels About Netflix’s Cancellation

A lot of people were vocally disappointed whenever Netflix made the call to cancel Marvel’s Daredevil less than two months after its highly acclaimed third season premiered. But someone who remained silent about it was Matt Murdock himself, Charlie Cox. Now, a full week after the cancellation went down, Cox has opened up with how he feels about Daredevil ending on Netflix.

In vacating the role of a hugely popular superhero, Charlie Cox truly is in a particular position that few actors have experienced in the recent past. After three standalone seasons (and a temporary trip to The Defenders), Daredevil had the longest comic hero shelf life behind the Arrow-verse shows and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and none of those series look to be ending any time soon.

Granted, superhero casting changes aren’t a new phenomenon on the big screen, and the DCEU current state could boost that average. But for television, where season-long commitments are a different ballgame than film sequels, superhero longevity is still relatively new. And despite the previous cancellations for Iron Fist and Luke Cage, Daredevil seemed primed to live and fight another day, if only because critics and fans championed Season 3 so hard.

Saddened as he may be, Charlie Cox is not putting the kibosh on the possibility of ever suiting up as either Matt Murdock or Daredevil again. As he put it to EW, he is definitely down with reprising the role in some way down the road.

When the cancellation news hit, it was made clear that Daredevil was still going to be showing up in some way in the MCU, though there wasn’t much context for how that could happen. Will Marvel decide to spin a fourth season out of Daredevil for the upcoming streaming service Disney+? Or will the Man Without Fear finally get another shot at leading his own feature film?

When Charlie Cox was asked about where Season 4 might have gone, he chose not to get into it, not wanting to feed into speculation about what the writers had put together. In his words:

Unfortunately, Charlie Cox didn’t have any fantastical teases for where Daredevil might show up next. So for now, fans should just keep hopes alive that Marvel will figure out the best way possible to keep Matt Murdock around in the future, knowing that the actor would dive back into the role.

All three seasons of Daredevil are currently available to stream on Netflix, and Jessica Jones Season 3 and The Punisher Season 2 will be hitting the streaming service at some point in 2019. To see what else is on the way in the near future, head to our 2018 Netflix schedule and our midseason premiere guide.

Every New Trailer From the 2018 Game Awards

A bunch of new games were announced at this year’s Game Awards show hosted by Geoff Keighley. Some of the games were expected, others were a bit of a surprise, and some came completely out of left field. This article here will break down all the big new trailers that aired during this year’s Game Awards show.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

They kicked off the show with the surprise announcement for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. The new game is being produced by Marvel Entertainment and Koei Tecmo exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. The exclusive is set to launch next year in 2019, but you’ll only be able to play it on Nintendo’s console. It retains the four-player cooperative play that made the first two games so famous, but it pulls out a story that’s closer in structure to the recent Avengers: Infinity War movie.

Far Cry: New Dawn

Ubisoft dropped a brand new trailer for Far Cry: New Dawn, which is the direct sequel to the events that transpired at the end of Far Cry 5. If you haven’t played Far Cry 5 yet, the new game spoils the ending by revealing that Joseph Seed survived and that the nukes did drop. In the aftermath, a group of bandits begin ravaging the remnants of human civilization, taking, destroying, and murdering anyone in their path. The game takes on a Mad Max-style setup where gamers have to stop two evil siblings known as The Twins, as they lead their clan of carnage across the county.

Hades

Supergiant Games, the makers of iconic games like Bastion and Transistor rolled out a trailer for the new game Hades, which is currently in Early Access right now on the Epic Game Store. The isometric title is an artistically exaggerated take on Greek mythology, featuring a mixture of hack-and-slash gameplay and some classical puzzle solving similar to what most people have come to expect from Supergiant Games. You can check out the game right now through the new Epic Game Store.

Scavengers

Another new game that was announced during The Game Awards was Scavengers from Midwinter Entertainment and Spatial OS. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic environment where gamers will have to scavenge for supplies to stay alive while dealing with other hostile forces on the ground. It looks like a mix between the original Lost Planet and the typical survival simulators that have currently taken hold of Steam Early Access. No actual gameplay was on display but I’m sure we’ll see some soon enough.

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

If you thought that was it, you were wrong. There were even more games on display at this year’s awards show, including Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. Even though the game was announced a year ago, the new footage reveals the hook for the game, which involves moving through time, over the course of several million years, mimicking the simulation of human evolution leading up to “Lucy”. The gameplay revealed a third-person, hunting-survival, 3D exploration setup, almost like a mix between Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry: Primal.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled

One of the games that took the audience by surprise was Activision’s announcement of the Beenox-made Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled. It’s a throwback to the classic kart-racing genre that helped keep Crash Bandicoot as a mascot in the spotlight on the original PSX. The new game is going to be on PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch when it launches on June 21st, 2019 next year. It features all of the fan-favorite characters, heroes, and villains from the franchise racing across a number of familiar and new tracks.

Anthem

BioWare’s Anthem has had a tough time building up hype for its release. Electronic Arts has been working overtime trying to get people excited, but one of the difficult problems with cranking up the hype is that people need something to latch onto. In the case of Anthem, EA and BioWare gave gamers something to latch onto by rolling out a story trailer that outlined what players were fighting for and how the Javelins fit into the picture. It still seems very much like Destiny 2, but if you enjoy those kinds of games then Anthem seems to be more of that kind gameplay.

The Outer Worlds

The world premiere trailer for The Outer Worlds also dropped, featuring nearly three minutes of cinematics and in-game play from the upcoming first-person, action-RPG. Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment’s new game seems like a cross between Fallout: New Vegas and Borderlands. It should come as no surprise given that many of the same people who worked on Fallout: New Vegas are working on The Outer Worlds, which has a futuristic Western theme to it. The game is due out for PS4, Xbox One, and on Steam for PC.

Sayonara: Wild Hearts

There was yet another Nintendo Switch exclusive that made its world premiere debut at The Game Awards, which was Sayonara: Wild Hearts, the indie music battling game where you travel around a low-poly world racing against other opponents from specific music genres or battling against masked foes. Simigo’s off-kilter game definitely seems like it fits right at home on the Switch, and it’s due out for release at some point in 2019.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – New Map

Epic Games may be stealing the spotlight these days with Fortnite, but it doesn’t mean that PUBG Corporation is sitting around idly by waiting for Epic to usurp all of the market share. The company had a presence at The Game Awards, introducing a brand new map for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, along with confirming that the game is now available for the PlayStation 4, in addition to being available for the PC and Xbox One. So now you can play PUBG on any available gaming platform save for the Nintendo Switch.

Dead By Daylight – Darkness Among Us

Another game that received a major update and had a recurring presence at The Game Awards was Behavior Interactive’s Dead By Daylight. It’s amazing that the indie title managed to outlast Friday The 13th: The Game. Anyway, the asymmetric horror title has a brand new update rolling out featuring a new villain whose gimmick is to hide among the survivors before killing them. It’s a neat way to make the survivors even more paranoid than usual.

The Last Campfire

The Last Campfire was yet another indie game on display during this year’s show, but it’s from a studio you probably didn’t expect to launch a new game… Hello Games. Yes, the makers of No Man’s Sky. The game is a visually distinct game about a group of travelers making their way through a mystical land. It’s tough to get an idea of what the gameplay is like for Hello Games’ new title, but it definitely reminded me of thatgamecompany’s Journey.

Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf Rises

It was teased and hinted at and rumored just days before its debut at The Game Awards, and BioWare delivered on the promise of announcing a brand new entry in Dragon Age. The new game is called Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf Rises. What a cool name, eh? Well, as cool as the name is the actual visuals and the gameplay are completely masked in secret for now. The teaser trailer didn’t reveal anything of significance, other than that there’s a voiceover saying what we’re all thinking by acknowledging that we all have questions, but the trailer doesn’t provide any answers.

The Pathless

One of the more unique developers working on games these days is Annapurna Interactive. The small outfit is best known for working on games like Donut County, Ashen, and Outer Wilds. The studio’s latest game is called The Pathless. It’s another one of those thoughtful, existential sandbox action games where you’re hunting down giant, visually flavorful, monsters while unraveling the story involving the main character and her avian companion. The game looks fantastic and it seems to have an art-style that really stands out. The core concept reminds me of Shadow of the Colossus or the upcoming Kickstarted project, Praey For The Gods. The upcoming title is due out in 2019 on the Epic Game Store for PC and on the PlayStation 4.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Persona 5 DLC

Nintendo always has a strong presence at The Game Awards, each and every single year. This year, Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime brought the big guns with an exclusive announcement about the DLC pack for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This includes the first glimpse of the Fighter Pack, which will contain five new fighters joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. The first of the fighters is Joker from Persona 5, who will be available to play in the near future after the game launches. You’ll be able to get your hands on the DLC characters either by purchasing the season pass or by picking up the characters individually as they launch.

Stranger Things 3: The Game

Stranger Things 3: The Game was announced by the creators of the eponymous Netflix show, Matt and Ross Duffer. The two introduced the new game, which follows some of the story elements from the third season of Stranger Things, as well as buffs up the graphics from 8-bit visuals to 16-bit visuals. The gameplay offers players similar isometric gameplay as the previous game, but with improved combat, more exploration, new weapons and items to collect, and new abilities to utilize.

Pyschonauts 2

A surprise entry in the long list of trailers rolled out during this year’s Game Awards show was Double Fine Production’s Psychonauts 2. This is a sequel that has been in the rumblings and discussions of the gaming community for almost 15 years now. The sequel had to be crowdfunded through a platform called Fig because major publishers refused to put any money behind Tim Schafer’s project and so the gaming community had to fund the game out of their own pocket. The new trailer outlines the game’s general plotline, as well as what gamers can expect from Raz’s big adventure.

Mortal Kombat 11

Last but certainly not least is Mortal Kombat 11, which dropped out of nowhere. Series creator, Ed Boon, came on stage to present for the racing and sports category, but then surprised everyone with a violent and gory cinematic featuring the upcoming game, which is coming out on April 23rd, 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and for the very first time on the Nintendo Switch. Yes, the ultra-violent fighter is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The trailer is just a basic cinematic but it hints at some of the classic costumes making a return for the characters, and teases Shao Khan as a playable character for those who pre-order. A special community reveal event for the game is set to drop on January 17th, 2019 along with details on the beta.

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How The Russo Brothers Thanked Marvel’s Fans As The Avengers: Endgame Trailer Dropped

Waiting for a trailer to drop on any Marvel film is an exercise in patience. But with Avengers: Endgame’s revealing the first look at how Avengers: Infinity War will pay off, it’s a particularly trying exercise. The Russo Brothers understand that more than anyone, and as such, they thanked the MCU’s legion of fans with the following message:

If that message isn’t pure Russo magic, then we don’t know what is. As not only creators, but also fans of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe themselves, the post above launching the Avengers: Endgame trailer doesn’t read as just some corporate thank you. Instead, it invokes the spirit of fandom, with Joe and Anthony reaching out as fellow nerds, rather than a director selling an upcoming release.

That fandom has driven the MCU for a decade’s worth of films, and it certainly has made Avengers: Infinity War all the richer when looking at the end of year rankings. Moviegoers absolutely loved the film, critics applauded it, and it’s the number 1 film of the year at the worldwide box office.

Obviously thanks are in order for such an achievement, especially since Avengers: Endgame has quite a high bar to cross in order to have any hope of topping its direct predecessor. With a cool $2.05 billion in the bank, Avengers: Infinity War gives The Russos something astronomical to shoot for this time out. But to them, it’s probably not even a thought, as their Twitter post is all heart and no marketing.

Rather than position the film to be a record breaking follow-up, the directors that started their MCU tenure with Captain America: The Winter Soldier are looking to aim square at the hearts of fans. You can see it with the content that’s in the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, as it plays more towards the emotional and personal consequences of Thanos’s big snap, now formally known as “The Decimation.”

Anyone can put together a trailer of quick cuts, devastation, and grim faces. The Russo Brothers, in hiring whomever cut that trailer for them, made sure that not only were they selling a potentially earth shattering blockbuster, but also a cathartic end to 10 years and 22 films worth of storyline. Those are the type of guys who thank their fans with a trailer like the one below, and those are the type of guys you want directing a film like Avengers: Endgame.

Avengers: Endgame makes its final moves on April 26th, 2019; just one day shy of the anniversary of The Decimation.

The Avengers: Endgame Revealed Something Important About Ant-Man

This morning the trailer dropped for Avengers: Endgame, the official title of what we’ve been calling Avengers 4 all this time. As expected, things have sort of exploded as fans begin to pour over the trailer to get a hint of what’s next Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and while the trailer is careful to actually tell us very little, it does reveal an interesting story for one of the MCU’s “smaller” character. We know that Scott Lang makes it out of the Quantum Realm on his own somehow, and we know that simple fact is really important to the movie.

Scott Lang/Ant-Man was nowhere to be found in Avengers: Infinity War. It’s revealed through dialogue that he is on house arrest following the events of Captain America: Civil War. At the end of the last MCU movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp Scott Lang is actually inside the Quantum Realm when “the snap” occurs. Either for this reason, or just random luck, he survives, but the people who were supposed to pull him out of the Quantum Realm are dusted.

In one of the early shots in the new trailer, we see Bruce Banner mourning over images of fallen friends. We see Peter Parker’s face, so we know the people in these headshots are dead, and Scott Lang is one of them.

Clearly, the Avengers believe Scott Lang is dead. Whether they have “confirmed” this in some way, or have just made the call because Scott can’t be found, who knows, but it seems clear that they don’t just think he’s dead, they’re certain.

This is because the final sequence of the trailer reveals that Scott Lang is, in fact, very much alive. If Scott Lang had simply been missing in action you’d expect Captain America‘s reaction to Scott being alive would be relief, but that’s not it. He’s shocked. He assumes he’s watching some old recording rather than a live video of Avengers HQ’s front gate.

The fact that it is a live-video confirms that Scott Lang found his own way out of the Quantum Realm somehow. He also did it, as far as we can guess, on his own. Considering Janet Van Dyne, a scientist much smarter than Scott, couldn’t do that for years, we know that this is a pretty big deal.

What’s more, the trailer is telling us that it’s important. By making this scene the last one in the trailer, the Russo Brothers are making it clear that Scott Lang being alive, that his escape from the Quantum Realm, is the answer. Somehow, this piece of information is key to the story of Avengers: Endgame.

This falls in line with many fan theories that have surmised that the Quantum Realm will be the key to the Avengers using time travel as a way to undo the events of Avengers: Infinity War. While this isn’t a complete confirmation of that theory, it certainly is a major point in the theory’s favor.

Odds are that we’ll get some more details in the next trailer for Avengers: Endgame, otherwise we’ll learn all the answers when the movie arrives in theaters, which will actually be this April, not May.

Hawkeye Will Be Ronin In Avengers: Endgame And He Looks Incredible

“We lost friends. We lost family. We lost a part of ourselves.” These are the words spoken by the beacon of light, Captain America (Chris Evans), as he attempts to rally the troops in the wake of Thanos’ successful snap. The fact that Joe and Anthony Russo lay those words over the first images of Hawkeye suggest that one surviving Avenger lost a lot in the snap, and it changed him.

Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) will be Ronin in Avengers: Endgame, and he looks sick.

Ronin, in the comics, is a secret identity used by numerous characters, with Clint Barton being the second official person to adopt the moniker. It’s largely used for a lone warrior, someone who is fighting as a samurai, and who needs to protect their identity because they plan to push the envelope. Comic creator Brian Michael Bendis initially planned for Daredevil to assume the mantle of Ronin, but plans shifted, and Hawkeye wore the costume in the aftermath of Civil War.

Avengers 4 Has A Title Now And It’s Perfect

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been expanding in unprecedented way in Phase Three, with every blockbuster being a critical and box office success. 10 years of filmmaking collided when Avengers: Infinity War arrived in April, combining all the main characters of the shared universe for an epic and emotional new movie. Following the twist ending that saw half the galaxy wiped out with the snap of Thanos’ finger, Marvel has been keeping tight lipped about the next Avengers movie. Until now.

The first trailer for Avengers 4 has finally arrived, along with a new release date, and (most importantly) an official title. The Russo Brothers will end Phase Three with Avengers: Endgame. It’s a title that’s been rumored since Infinity War arrived, and has the potential to tease major things for the shared universe.

More to come…

Avengers: Endgame Officially Is Opening Sooner Than We Thought

We’re in the endgame now – and it will be here relatively soon. Avengers 4 can finally be called something other than Avengers 4. Avengers: Endgame just shared its first trailer, and title, very early Friday morning.

There was so much to see — Tony Stark alone in space dreaming about “you”, Hawkeye finally returns, Scott Lang is at the door — you might’ve missed the very end word.

April means the official U.S. release date of May 3, 2019 now has to change to April. This was always considered not only a possibility, but likely. Avengers: Endgame already had a release date of April 26, 2019 in the U.K. and other locations. Marvel Studios was likely to change it to give us all Endgame at the same time. The trailer did not include April 26, but it is likely that that will be the new date.

Marvel’s Avengers 4 Trailer Is Massive, Watch It Now

It all comes down to this. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was left on a massive cliffhanger at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos (Josh Brolin) had succeeded in bringing balance to the universe. In doing so, he left half of the MCU as dust. What happens next? We won’t know for sure until Avengers 4 opens in May 2019, but this new trailer gives us our first clues into how Phase Three will draw to a close:

For starters, we won’t be calling it Avengers 4 anymore. Taking a cue from Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who told Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) that we were in the end game now, the new sequel will be called Avengers: Endgame.

Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscars Host As Controversy Swirls

Kevin Hart’s stint as an Oscar host lasted just a few hours. Shortly after it was announced that the Central Intelligence star would host the next Academy Awards, controversial comments that Hart made on social media and in his past stand-up surfaced, and pressure was put on Hart to step down. Thursday night, he issued these Tweets:

The comments that were dug up on Kevin Hart’s social media were homophobic in nature. But the comedian was towing a different line earlier in the day, saying that he has been well aware of those old comments, and stating that he has addressed them repeatedly in the past, and shown that he has grown as a person, and as a performer.

In fact, in this video, Kevin Hart basically says that he received a phone call from the Academy telling him to apologize, or they’d have to find a new host. And Hart says he refuses to give into the Internet trolls, and that the same energy used to dig up those old Tweets could also be used to find the conversations that already have happened AFTER he addressed those Tweets.

But something happened between this video and the Tweets above, because Kevin Hart ultimately decided not to be a distraction, and to remove himself from the telecast.

The Talk Reveals Julie Chen’s Replacement As Co-Host

The Talk panel starting in January will be comprised of Eve, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, and now Carrie Ann Inaba, who is no stranger to reality television. She is almost certainly best known for her role as judge on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars from its very first season in 2005 through to present day. Her many guest appearances on The Talk prove that she knows how to work as a talk show co-host as well as a primetime reality judge, and they guarantee that she fits into the dynamic and chemistry of the existing co-hosts.