Shyamalan Still Wants to Make an ‘Unbreakable’ Sequel

- 01-30-15Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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In 2000, the biggest comic book movie was Bryan Singer‘s first X-Men movie. Fifteen years later and that franchise is still going strong, so why not have another superhero film from that year get the sequel treatment? In a fascinating reversal, at the time it was director M. Night Shyamalan that was hot and comic book movies that were not, which might be part of the reason why Shyamalan’s follow-up to his smash hit The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, was not as successful as the “I see dead people” movie. So maybe now that comic book movies are in fashion, a sequel to Unbreakable, which was heavily inspired by comic books, would not be out of question. Shyamalan, who’s in a bit of a rut himself now, seems to agree. (more…)

Former ‘Doctor Who’ is Now The Purple Man in ‘Jessica Jones’

- 01-26-15Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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During his time as the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who, we frequently saw David Tennant as the tortured, but now it looks like he’s going to be the one to do the torturing. It’s been announced today that Tennant has been cast in the important role of Zebediah Killgrave, AKA: The Purple Man, on the upcoming Netflix series from Marvel Studios, AKA: Jessica Jones. It’s the first bit of casting to be announced outside for the series outside of star Krysten Ritter as the title character and Mike Colter as her fellow Defender and lover interest Luke Cage. But given The Purple Man’s role in the mythology of Jessica Jones, get ready to be afraid, very afraid, of everyone’s favorite modern Doctor. (more…)

New Deets About Netflix’s Other Marvel Series

- 01-16-15Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There’s been big news in regards to the long in the works quintet of Netflix series from Marvel Studios. Daredevil is about to hit the streaming site with all 13 episodes, and the titular roles for AKA: Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have been cast, but what don’t we know about these shows? How about brief plot synopsis and a vague release date for all the series including Iron Fist and The Defenders? With Agent Carter doing very well on ABC with fans and critics, it seems that Marvel may have the TV series code cracked, so it’s understandable that we should all get a little bit extra excited about what’s coming up with Daredevil. But what if I told you that we may get not just one, but two Marvel Netflix series this year? (more…)

Yup, Black Widow will be Back for ‘Civil War’

- 01-16-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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This may constitute a spoiler for Avengers: Age of Ultron, but we now have confirmation that the heroine Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson) will be back for Captain America: Civil War. Hardly an unsurprising development, the Widow was a big part of The Winter Soldier, but with a jam-packed cast of characters that includes Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Bucky (Sebastian Stan), Crossbones (Frank Grillo), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and a mysterious role played by Daniel Bruhl, it wasn’t altogether certain they’re be room for her. Now, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have confirmed that Widow will be back for more adventures, but the question is, as per the comic book the movie is based on, what side will she be on? (more…)

Back to the Drawing Board – Sony Says No Spidey in ‘Infinity War Pt 1′

- 01-15-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Well, that was a fun 24 hours there. There were reports yesterday that got fans excited about the possibility of Spider-Man coming home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as of 2018, and an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, but rumors of Your Friendly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler joining Earth’s Mightiest Heroes seems to have been somewhat exaggerated. According to Sony, anyway. In the back and forth of will-they or won’t-they, a Latino Review column made it sound like a solid “they-will” after a firm “they-won’t” back in December. There’s been a lot of talk about the idea of getting Spider-Man in a Marvel movie since the disappointing critical and audience reaction to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and while the movie gods answer all prayers, at this moment the answer, it seems, is “no.” (more…)

Rumor du jour: Spider-Man To Join MCU In 2018’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1′

- 01-14-15Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Nothing beats a good ‘is-Spider-Man-going-back-to-Marvel’ rumor. This one is especially good due to the source that it came from. It’s no secret that Marvel and Sony have been conversing with each other regarding a deal to bring Spidey into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. We seen some of the conversations that were shared through the Sony Hacks scandal just before Christmas. For some Marvel fans, it looked like Christmas had come early in the form of speculative talks about Spidey returning home.  Supposedly the web-slinger would appear in Marvel’s 2016 release Captain America: Civil War. However, talks dissipated as a deal could not be reached that satisfied both parties. Consequently, the natural assumption was that Spidey was to remain at Sony, and they were unsure how to move forward with the character due to the lackluster performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2but now we have something a little more concrete. (more…)

‘Daredevil’ Showrunner Tweets Hints About Show And Opinions About ‘Daredevil’ With Affleck

- 01-09-15Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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With Netflix/Marvel Studios’ Daredevil now having an actual factual release date, excitement for the series is hitting a fever pitch. With just about three months until fans and the curious will be able to see all 13 episodes of the first season, the truly anxious are eager to get answers to a whole whack of questions concerning what the show will look like, what all we might expect, and what role the Man Without Fear might play in the broader context of Marvel’s series and films. Thank God for Twitter then. Recently, Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus) responded to fan questions on the social media site, addressing all manner of queries about his show, and his thoughts on the last attempt to make project based on Hell Kitchen’s antihero of choice: 2003’s Daredevil released by 20th Century Fox. (more…)

‘Daredevil’ News! Netflix Announces Release Date for Man Without Fear!

- 01-07-15Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Marvel Studios and Netflix have announced a late Easter treat for superheo fans: Daredevil. The first of five series co-produced by Marvel and Netflix has been in the works since last summer, and is now just four months away from mass consumption according to the video streaming site. Daredevil, based on the super-powered crimefighter created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, will be the latest test for the Marvel empire launching the series on – drumroll please – April 10, 2015. As per usual, all 13 episodes of the series will be available for immediate binge watching obsessive types just after midnight on April 10, hopefully tidying over Marvel fans just a few short weeks before Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the way, that’s not all the Daredevil news we’ve got. See below. (more…)

Cumberbatch Promises Huge Difference in Marvel U with ‘Doctor Strange’

- 01-05-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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After finally and officially being named Doctor Strange by Marvel Studios, Benedict Cumberbatch is now doing is part to pump up the hype for the film. Although there have been numerous tests for how much the audience will invest themselves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – from Iron Man to Thor to The Avengers to Guardians of the Galaxy to the upcoming Ant-ManDoctor Strange still represents another one of those trials: will the audience believe in magic, Marvel style? Of course, the answer, you’re thinking, is yes, but the magical worlds of Marvel are a little bit funkier than what you might find at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Cumberbatch wants to put you on notice that there’s a huge new element coming in Strange. (more…)

New ‘Ant-Man’ Banner Shows Yellow Jacket In All His Formidable Glory

- 12-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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The Ant-Man trailer was classified last week, which means there’s a good chance we are going to see it premiere soon – word on the street is Marvel Studios are going to debut it during the premiere of Agent Carter, which starts on January 6. So what do we expect to see? Paul Rudd as Ant-Man is a good call, possibly some Michael Douglas action as Lang’s predecessor and mentor Hank Pym, maybe Pym’s daughter played by Evangeline Lilly and perhaps even Corey Stoll as Yellow Jacket? Giving that Yellow Jacket is the main villain and he’s going to change progressively throughout the movie, it would make more sense if we see less of Stoll’s villain before the release of the film. However, going by the new banner, that might not be the case. (more…)