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…)

‘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…)

‘Daredevil’ Showrunner & Star Talk Hero/Villain Character Development

- 12-30-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson
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It looks to be another big year for Marvel in 2015, as Ant-Man will be making his diminutive presence known to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big way on July 17th, and we will also see the return of earth’s mightiest heroes taking on their strongest foe yet in The Avengers: Age of Ultron . However, Marvel Studios will also be making a big impact on the small screen in the New Year with Agent Carter premiering on ABC in January during the midseason break of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will pick up its second season after a powerful midseason finale. But, there is even more to add to the Marvel Television roster, as Daredevil and A.K.A. Jessica Jones will both be debuting too. (more…)

Pee-Wee’s Next Adventure Has Found A Home At Netflix

- 12-23-14Film, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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Pee-Wee Herman made a welcome return to the stage in The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadwaywinning over critics and fans alike. This reignited plans to make the long-gestating feature length follow-up to 1988s Big-Top Pee-wee, with Judd Apatow producing. Since initially announced a year ago, the script has underwent numerous revisions and now it seems they are ready to start shooting soon (although we have been hearing that they have been ready to start shooting throughout the year, so we remain slightly skeptical). One thing is a dead certain however – the Pee-Wee Herman movie will be a Netflix production; with exclusivity most likely being confined to the streaming service. (more…)

Mike Colter Now Officially Cast as ‘Luke Cage’

- 12-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s really coming together isn’t it. As Daredevil wraps principal photography, and as A.K.A. Jessica Jones looks to finally go into production, Marvel Studios has announced the star of its next contribution to binge TV on Netflix, the titular star of Luke Cage. It’s been rumored for a while, but now confirmed, that Mike Colter will play the part of the nearly indestructible gangbanger turned Hero for Hire. With that casting announcement, Marvel is now just one superhero short of fulfilling its contract to Netflix, Cage’s regular partner in crimefighting, Iron Fist.  In the meantime though, if you think you’ll have to wait to premiere of Luke Cage in order to see Luke Cage, don’t worry, he’s going to have a significant role to play in another series… (more…)

Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Officially Wraps Production

- 12-22-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by James Iniguez

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Longtime “Whedonverse” alumni Steven DeKnight shares word that “Marvel’s  Daredevil”, his most recent foray into the realm of series show-runner has officially  wrapped on the season finale – and there was much rejoicing! (more…)

Luke Cage Reportedly Cast, Just in Time for Sweet Christmas

- 12-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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A couple of weeks ago we learned the short list for Marvel‘s upcoming Netflix-distributed Luke Cage series had been narrowed down to actors Mike Colter, Cleo Anthony, and Lance Gross. Today Indiewire is reporting the choice has been made. (more…)

Is Krysten Ritter All But ‘Jessica Jones’ for New Marvel Series?

- 12-04-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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In what’s been a very busy day for breaking nerd news, and we’ve got some more! Remember a little while ago when we discussed the various actresses who were “finalists” for the title role in Jessica Jones? (In case you don’t the link’s here.) Well that short list seems to have been twiddled down to one, and sources say that Krysten Ritter now stands apart as the obvious choice to play the superheroine turned private eye on Marvel’s upcoming second Netflix series. This isn’t all together sewn up yet, but if you wanted to put good money on the odds that Ritter will now be the face of Jessica Jones when the series comes out ready to be binged sometime in the next year, then by all means. (more…)