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Full spoilers ahead: Let’s talk about Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’

To quote Beyonc, "Of course sometimes shit goes down when it's a billion dollars on an elevator." As of this weekend, TV’s answer to The Avengers is officially live: The Defenders hit Netflix with eight episodes, finally fulfilling the promise made by the Marvel deal back in 2013. And the show’s jam-packed with developments we’ve been waiting for. Iron Fist and Luke Cage, together at last! Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, meeting for the very first time! The Hand storyline developed in Daredevil and Iron Fist comes to fruition, and even the literal plot hole of Daredevil Season 2 gets filled up. So why does it all feel so perfunctory? The Defenders is fine. Just fine. It is really cool seeing the whole gang together, though. Image: Netflix To be clear, The Defenders isn’t awful. It’s fine. Just fine! It does what it’s supposed to, which is bring all four heroes together, and those interactions make up the best parts of the show. It’s genuinely thrilling to see Matt introduce himself as Jessica’s lawyer, or Luke and Danny go mano-a-mano in an alleyway. Each main character gets an opportunity to show off their talents and get in some quips. The

Deadpool isn’t looking too lucky in the latest photo from his sequel

Domino, in the comics. Image: Marvel Comics Domino is slaying in the latest photo from Deadpool 2. Literally. Ryan Reynolds has just shared our first look at Zazie Beetz (FX’s Atlanta) in character, and she’s working the hell out of a “red carpet” that happens to be Deadpool himself. SEE ALSO: Ryan Reynolds gives us a peek at ‘Deadpool 2’ Take a look … With great power, comes great irresponsibility. #deadpool #officialsuit @deadpoolmovie pic.twitter.com/MPM89bYz1B Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 27, 2015 As for how Beetz’ Domino compares to her comic book counterpart, it looks like the costume and makeup team have come up with a clever reversal. In the books, she’s a (literally) white person with a black spot over her eye; in the film, she’s a black person with a white spot over her eye. In both versions, she and Deadpool tend to tangle. Feel free to imagine this panel is a prequel to the Deadpool 2 Domino photo. Image: Marvel Comics Domino (and the rest of Deadpool 2) will land in theaters June 1, 2018. WATCH: ‘Deadpool’ as a drama wins all the Oscars Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/07/31/deadpool-2-domino-photo/

Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe villains, from Abomination to Zemo

Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. the Vulture, in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Image: Columbia Pictures Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers for all Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, up to and including Spider-Man: Homecoming. A good bad man is hard to find at least within the confines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the franchise has given us some truly memorable superheroes, it’s been significantly less successful at crafting compelling supervillains. Sure, we all love Loki. But do you even remember Yellowjacket? Or Ronan? How about Malekith? Who? Yeah, exactly. SEE ALSO: ‘Homecoming’ is the best ‘Spider-Man’ movie ever made Which is yet another reason Spider-Man: Homecoming feels like such an invigorating change of pace. In the Vulture, the MCU has delivered its best big bad in years and he’s all the more riveting because he’s not your typical scenery-chewing megalomaniac. (It helps, of course, that he’s played by Michael Keaton, who commands the screen and makes it look effortless.) Instead, the Vulture is cut from the same cloth as his webslinging nemesis. Like Spidey, he’s a basically normal dude grappling with the fact that he lives in a superpowered world. Unlike Peter Parker, though, Adrian Toomes isn’t inspired by example to