It seems to be universal opinion at this point that Jessica Jones is another impressive and enjoyable entry into the Marvel Studios canon. From the hard-boiled noir storyline to the tremendous cast including Krysten Ritter as the title character and David Tennant as maybe the scariest Marvel villain yet, Jessica Jones has been a hit with fans, critics and the general audience. And now, it’s time for that inevitable moment where we start dissecting the series for all the various references, asides and Easter eggs that it has to offer. Obsessively mining all 13-epsiodes for clues? Why not watch the following video instead? (more…)
If you are reading this right now, you are likely at work or school and are eagerly awaiting the chance to get home to binge watch Jessica Jones, or you are taking a break from binge watching Jessica Jones. In any event, executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has submitted an interesting bit of trivia concerning her show, the revelation that a major Marvel hero was supposed to appear alongside the titular character of Jessica Jones. How big? Pretty big. As in getting her own movie in November 2018 big! As in, she was almost part of the New Avengers line-up at the end of Age of Ultron big. (more…)
We’ve had Daredevil and season two is coming, Jessica Jones will be available to stream in a couple of weeks, and Luke Cage is now cast and ready for production. But aren’t we missing one? There were four superhero series that Marvel Studios agreed to produce for Netflix, plus the Defenders miniseries that would combine those four heroes into one team. As you may have noticed though, there’s been precious little news about Iron Fist, like who will play him, or even who’s running the show, and now, there’s a rumor out there that there will be no Iron Fist. Instead, for the fourth member of the Defenders, get ready to be punished. (more…)
Back at the beginning of the century, it was a tight race to see who would direct the big screen debut of the Amazing Spider-Man, and the winner was Sam Raimi, a man who till that point who had mostly been known for his small budget horror films. Raimi acquitted himself well, and made two very enjoyable Spider-Man movies and then tripped over the tangled web of expectations from the audience, the studio and himself for part three. Raimi hasn’t returned to the superhero realm since, but don’t think that he hasn’t thought about. That’s right Marvel, Raimi’s door is open if want to knock, go in and surprise him. (more…)
It’s been a rough ride for the upcoming Inhumans movie lately. From rumors that Marvel Studios was pulling the plug, to the denial of those rumors, to being pushed even further to the back of Marvel’s production slate, all the Inhumans we’re going to get for the next five years is going to be on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. apparently. In the meantime though, one actor is going to keep the flame alive, an actor that has a pre-existing connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You know that Vin Diesel‘s been looking at playing King Black Bolt in the Inhumans movie, and now he’s showing off his mad Black Bolt skills. (more…)
In this golden age of TV, actors know that the prime rib, truly challenging acting work can be found on television, and not necessarily at the cinema. So whenever you get news like this, news that an acclaimed and accomplished character actor is taking a role in an ongoing drama series, you know its going to be good. So where will Powers Boothe be turning up next? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., of course. In a world full of cyborgs, super-powers and Inhumans, what could possibly be scarier to Director Phil Coulson and his ragtag crew of super agents than the dulcet tones of Powers Boothe? Nothing. (more…)
******UPDATE OF THE UPDATE: Found a Tweet with the video that still works, watch it fast!
***UPDATE: Alas, it’s gone. Apparently some press “Publish” a little early on that one. Still, the leaked version can be found below.
If you’re a Marvel fan, and you’re looking forward to the next phase of Netflix’s five series plan, Jessica Jones, hold on there for a minute because Daredevil is here to say, have you missed me yet. The first season of the series about the Man Without Fear launched in April and was an immediate hit with fans and critics thanks to its darker tone, bone-crunching action, and spot-on casting. So how about that second season? Well, those attending New York Comic-Con got a taste of Daredevil season 2, and now you can too, but just a taste. The official trailer is now posted online for your approval. (more…)
Remember before the last 10 seconds of Guardians of the Galaxy when everyone thought that trying to re-make a Howard the Duck movie was a monumentally bad idea? Well, it didn’t take too long after the post-credits scene of GOTG for people to start talking about the greatness of Howard. Heck, he even has his own self-titled comic book again. Despite the renewed love for Howard the Duck, the man that voiced him in the blockbuster Marvel Studios film says that there are still no plans to make another Howard the Duck movie, even with three new mysterious release dates that were revealed yesterday. (more…)
Yesterday, we posted a story about how the guys in charge at Marvel Studios do sometimes check out social media and other online postings where fans post their passionate and thought out casting suggestions for their movies, the reference in this case was specifically Captain Marvel. In the case of the super-strong, superheroine, no one’s pushed harder for the part, it seems, than Rhonda Rousey, the MMA fighter-turned-aspiring actress who recently said in a Reddit AMA that she would love to play Captain Marvel. It’s not an official casting notice, but the head of Marvel Studios says that if nothing else, he admires Rousey’s moxie. (more…)
There’s a lot of interest in Captain Marvel, and why not? It will be Marvel Studios‘ first movie featuring a female superhero lead. Captain Marvel won’t arrive in theaters for another three years, heck, it doesn’t even have a director yet although the script is currently being written, but that hasn’t stopped armchair casting sessions from taking place on the keyboards, smartphones and tablets of the international fraternity/sorority of nerds. Everyone has their pick, with Katee Sackhoff and Rhonda Rousey being primary candidates, and believe it or not, the people that decide these things for Marvel sometimes check out your suggestions, and even think about them… (more…)