Riverdale, as many already know, is hardly a stranger to fan service. Last season, the CW’s execs and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa graced us with gratuitous shots of the cast in their classic Archiecomics wear, as supplement to an equally gratuitous throwback scene straight out of Jughead’s retro-colored nightmare. The scene, despite lasting only a few minutes, felt phenomenally nostalgic, and each accompanying shot that followed felt nothing short of eye-candy.
When David Mazouz first put on Bruce Wayne’s tailored suits in 2014 to play the young billionaire in Gotham, viewers quickly developed a sort of kinship with him, and for good reason — he’s managed to bring out the best and the worst in Batman by portraying him in equal doses as tortured yet naive. He can portray all his various polarities, without any one of them overwhelming the other. Needless to say, Mazouz easily became a fan favorite.
Already seen the much-reviled Netflix adaptation of Death Note? Still reeling from how awful it was, cringing from how far removed the output is from the source material? Do you perhaps feel like writing your own name in a death note, to save yourself the frustration of continuing to live in a world where such movies thrive and exist? Are you looking for something to wash your mind clean of the fake Kira you just saw, the fake Light Yagami that had little to do with the true god of the new world?
When Matt Murdock boxed his way into our hearts in 2015 (roughly 12 years after Ben Affleck’s failed romp as the costumed superhero), it was love at first sight for fans and common Netflix viewers. We fell in love with his unwavering moral compass, his bravery and intellect, and his strength to go on in spite of the world’s injustices and his own glaring physical disabilities. He can’t see, but he always makes up for it in his outlook. He’s orphaned, not to mention traumatized beyond belief, but doesn’t let any of that bring him down. He was the first defender, and perhaps easily the most experienced and most beloved.
Recently, Japanese entertainment website Comic Natalie released an exclusive interview piece on Death Note creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, in light (pun intended) of the upcoming Netflix adaptation of their hit manga and anime series. The interview came with an amazing illustration of Nat Wolff as Light Turner, courtesy of manga artist Takeshi Obata and (inarguably) Adam Wingard’s newest fan.
Ever since word got out that our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man — famous for his homemade suits and middle-class, suburban approach to fighting crime — was going to get the Stark treatment, fans wondered how much of the classic suit was going to change. Would the MCU version deviate from the comics or stay faithful to the original? As it turns out, Marvel decided to do a bit of both.