President Donald Trump will wake up to a different Washington when Democrats formally take control of the House of Representatives on Jan. 3, as a tectonic shift in power will begin to unleash a succession of new legal and political challenges for his administration.
Throughout the course of our nearly hour-long conversation, Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz were happy to trade playful barbs with one another, as friends like these usually do. Brown frequently, and jokingly, referred to the former Slaughterhouse MC as “Hollywood,” which Ortiz played off with a laughing “knock it off!” each time. [Hip-Hop DX]
Has Netflix canceled Luke Cage and Iron Fist in order to launch team-up series starring the Daughters of the Dragon and the Heroes for Hire? The last fortnight has shaken the Marvel Netflix world; first the streaming giant pulled the plug on Iron Fist, just over a month after the show's second season was released. Now Luke Cage has been canceled as well, also after two seasons.
Apple’s streaming television service, which is said to resemble Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, will launch in the first half of next year, according to a report today from The Information. The service, which may exist as a standalone app or within the existing TV app, will launch in the US first and become available in more than 100 countries after a few months of availability, the report says. It will feature a mix of original programming, access to third-party services, and the ability to subscribe directly to channel packages offered by network and cable providers, similar to Amazon’s Channels feature.
Marvel Studios will produce both a Scarlet Witch and Loki series for the service, with actors Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston on board to reprise their roles as the titular characters. Now, a new rumor from MCU Cosmic suggests there may be a third series already in development, and it’s rumored to be centered around none other than Nick Fury.
The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. [NY Times]
Just a week after it announced that Iron Fist wouldn’t return for a third season, Marvel has revealed that another of its Netflix shows won’t continue: Luke Cage. The series aired its second season earlier this summer.
Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners. We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the Immortal Iron Fist will live on. [IGN.com]
Since the creation of societies as we know them, humans have been organizing around religions, gods and myths. Religions gather beliefs and rituals and have led societies to certain behaviors through time, depending on the type of religion, on the geographical situation and on the time. [kialo]
Once upon a time, network TV creators thought Netflix was naive to pay lots of money to license their old content. Fast-forward to the present and Netflix has become such an existential threat to old-school TV companies that they’ve stopped licensing their content to the streaming service and have copied its online subscription model. As a result, Netflix started creating its own shows that it could stream without licensing in perpetuity. Others — including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and YouTube — have since followed suit. [ Recode ]
Marvel Comics is launching a new Captain Marvel ongoing this January ahead of the March 8, 2019 live-action film. First reported by the New York Times, the new Captain Marvel series is by writer Kelly Thompson, artist Carmen Carnero, and colorist Tamra Bonvillain. [ Newsarama ]
California Governor Jerry Brown today signed net neutrality legislation into law, setting up a legal showdown pitting his state against Internet service providers and the US government. The California net neutrality bill, previously approved by the state Assembly and Senate despite protests from AT&T and cable lobbyists, imposes rules similar to those previously enforced by the FCC.
For years now (li-ter-ah-ly) you’ve have been asking for a way to get subtitles without having to go back to the computer, submit to dubious popup ads, move the subs into place, refresh the media, get distracted by a half-eaten hoagie in the fridge. Sorry, where was I? Oh right, so we’re pleased to announce a feature which makes it so easy to find and enable a subtitle, you don’t even have to leave the couch. [Plex]