By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer
Ever since Disney took over Star Wars and Marvel Entertainment, the sci-fi worlds of Jedi and superheroes will never be the same. If you can’t get enough of The Avengers and can’t wait until Episode VII: The Force Awakens later this year, then we’ve got awesome news for you!
Star Wars fans were having a field day this week, starting on the Dodger Stadium field with Star Wars Day and ending with the Star Wars Celebration expo in Anaheim.
As baseball season gets in full swing, Dodgers fans received special Yoda t-shirts last Monday with everyone’s favorite green Jedi Master slowing down a baseball with the Force. The Dodgers ended up beating the Seattle Mariners 6-5, and they didn’t even need lightsabers to do it! Then, Star Wars Celebration kicked off on Thursday with Episode VII director J.J. Abrams and an amazing new teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars movie. Thousands of fans flocked to the event, where the cast of Star Wars assembled, awesome merchandise was sold, costumes were on full display, and the Star Wars: Battlefront video game for Xbox and PlayStation was shown off.
Meanwhile, Marvel’s Daredevil series on Netflix kicked off with an epic first season, and it’s setting the stage for another superhero team in The Defenders!
Daredevil is Marvel’s answer to DC’s Batman, with a masked vigilante fighting crime to save his city. Blind lawyer by day and martial arts master by night, mild-mannered Matt Murdock protects the citizens of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Actor Charlie Cox does an amazing job playing Daredevil, and the villainous Kingpin is played by Vincent D’Onofrio as a shy-but-brutal crime lord.
Marvel is now planning to follow up the show with three new series – Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist – which will lead to an epic team up called The Defenders. The show is rated PG-15, yes, that’s a 15, so if you’re squeamish during intense fight scenes, play it safe and stick to The Avengers!
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