Beyond The Defenders | The State of the Marvel Netflix Universe

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Beyond The Defenders | The State of the Marvel Netflix Universe with Josh Wigler & Jim Gibbons

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jim Gibbons (@TheJimGibbons) are back together once more to talk about all things Marvel in their wrap-up show for THE DEFENDERS, the eight-episode limited series that combined the casts of DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES, LUKE CAGE and IRON FIST into one package. Over the course of the podcast, Josh and Jim take the pulse of the Marvel Netflix Universe, read feedback from the listeners, sift through Josh’s interviews with creatives involved in the series (including Daredevil himself, Charlie Cox), and announce their plans for the near future: a two-part PUNISHER podcast, launching as soon as the series drops at some point in the coming weeks. As it stands, PUNISHER lacks a release date beyond the very enigmatic 2017, so expect those podcasts sooner than later.

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  • Tusk

    Does not play for me….

  • Brendan Fitzpatrick

    A Punisher Movie Podcast would be really, really cool. I agree with you guys about this season of Defenders, solid in the middle, but weak on the beginning and end.

  • Beefcake

    Stop teasing us!!! Where is the podcast???

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  • Robert Carl Brown

    getting error and no download link 🙁

  • Beefcake

    Great podcast!

    Can’t hardly wait for The Punisher. The Netflix MCU has nowhere to go but up. . . .

  • Charles Bikle

    I think the one key weakness that all the Netflix shows have, is they’re all very low-budget and this isn’t really a noticeable issue until we get to Iron Fist & The Defenders.

    There are only so many variations of stuntmen getting beaten up in a dimly-lit warehouse.

    The strength of the Netflix shows has been the casting (esp. Luke Cage) and I think the showrunners have been wise to give the actors more leeway, often saving scenes filled with bad dialogue & pacing.

  • Hornacek

    After the Defenders podcast episodes, the extreme negativity and nonsensical complaints (by Gibbons) had me wondering if I wanted to continue listening to these podcasts for future Marvel shows. After listening to this episode, at least now I don’t have to make that decision – it has been made for me.

    The idea of switching from 1 TV episode per podcast episode to one podcast episode for the first TV episode and then 1 podcast episode for the remaining 12 TV episodes is absurd. The Luke Cage podcast episodes were bad enough, with little to no coverage of what happened in every episode. The idea of the second Punisher podcast episode covering ~12 hours is laughable. And as much as we may hope, we know, based on the LC episodes, that this episode is not going to be super-sized – it will likely be just over an hour. Hard pass.

    I’m sorry to be so frank, but if Josh and Gibbons are too busy with other stuff to spend the time to do one podcast episode per TV episode, then quite frankly they should let other people do these podcast that are able to put in the time. I would be sad to lose Josh on these podcasts, but as anyone who has read my comments on the Defenders episodes, I wouldn’t be shedding any tears over Gibbons being replaced.

    So good-bye, PSR coverage of Marvel Netflix shows! You were great for awhile, then it went downhill fast.