Marvel and Netflix have rammed the billy club of cancellation through Daredevil’s skull. This is no bad thing.
They tied everything up with a bow at the end of the last season. (Spoilers) Murdock had come full circle with DD, they’d got the Nelson & Murdock (& Page) band back together. Even that little Bullseye tease at the end it felt resolved - they’d shown us the hyper-kinetic fight scene pay-off, even if was without the cheesy costumes..
Same can’t be said of Iron Fist and Luke Cage which left their respective protagonists in some very weird places - both could have used another season to wrap it all up.
(And I’d pay good money for a Daughters of the Dragon show, too.)
The reason all the Marvel Netflix shows are being rapidly shuttered is (probably) Disney wants to get the characters back to the castle to use on their impending Disney+ streaming service. Note that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been renewed for another season before the incoming (delayed because of Avengers 4) season has aired. The ratings have been so-so on (Disney-owned) ABC, but it does tie much more closely into the MCU canon than the Netflix shows do, and Disney own everything in that scenario - no rights issues.
And lets not forget The Snappening. Marvel are rebooting the MCU with the next Avengers film, so it’s the best opportunity they’ll have for a few years to reset these characters (in canon) to much less bloody PG versions.
I’m fine with that under the following conditions:
- Keep the actors, particularly the DD and JJ lot. The vast majority of the casting on these shows has been amazing.
- If we’re getting Loki on TV I want the Punisher in Avengers 4.
- We get to see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man fight Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. Just. Once.
That is all.
Image - cover of Daredevil End Of Days, Marvel Comics.
Posted Friday, November 30, 2018.
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Radioactive Love (Rig Mk2 Demo)
New(ish) song, first successful(ish) run through on a rainy Tuesday lunchtime. Ableton is doing patch switching in Guitar Rig AND the loop triggers as part of the scene changes so only one pedal is required to drive this. It's the future people.
FFS. Google have now started putting banners in Inbox (my mail app of choice) to remind everyone that they're killing Inbox next March, something I'd be studiously ignoring since they announced it back in September. I actually wish they hadn’t told me at all because my OCD will be spending the next 6 months evaluating Inbox replacements and rebuilding my "workflow" in them (which mainly consists of repeatedly snoozing mails until I HAVE to deal with them) before I inevitably give up and just revert to using Gmail like they want me to.
Twenty years ago today.
It had been fifteen years seen the hero beat up his father so badly the old man died from his wounds. Fifteen years since we watched a group of terrorists enlist the help of the Care Bears to slaughter thousands of unwitting civil servants and proceed to overthrow the closest thing to a strong and stable government the galaxy had seen in millenia.
Radium Age Blues
I have scaled back my web presence a bit to just here and FSOD. I was becoming somewhat de-focused and this was in turn causing me to purchase nostalgia t-shirts. Got a new tune in the pipeline. Mondo guitar noises. Radium Age Blues. Watching the government collapse is proving lightly distracting though.
Hello, My Name Is Looptron (Rig Mk2 Test)
It turns out that the downside of having a band that exists largely as software is that there is no easy upgrade path.
Rig Mk2 P.o.C.
The beginnings of a new Looptron live rig. One take. Some mistakes.