The El Capitan Theater hosted the World Premiere of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy last night in Hollywood, California. I guess the phrase “star-studded” could be thrown in here for cliche’ purposes, but we’re just digging on what one dude had to say. Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight was jacked up on the Red Carpet by Marvel Entertainment’s online reporter and immediately told her that he can reveal “absolutely nothing.” Then he goes on to spill just about everything he knows. From the back-in-the-day feel of the show to tidbits about Wilson Fisk’s personality, DeKnight lays it on her real groovy. Can you dig it? (more…)
In Marvel’s hands, the Daredevil series for Netflix audiences is on an upward spiral. It seems every week there’s news of a pivotal New York City shoot or some well-received casting news. In terms of the latter, it looks a like long-term love interest to series protagonist and ace attorney Matt Murdock, played by Charlie Cox, has been cast today. The lovely Karen Page is set to grace the small screens, educating the uninitiated that our hero actually got to date someone besides Elektra. Karen started out as a secretary at Matt’s law firm. The two started getting hot and heavy and eventually she’d find out about his alternative lifestyle as a Hell’s Kitchen hero. And who is the lucky actress taking on this small but important task? The answer lingers outside the world of superheroes and borders on the supernatural… (more…)
Maybe you guys remember a small venture about Netflix TV shows planned by a little company named Marble Entertainment? What’s that? Oh, it’s Marvel…Marvel Entertainment. They make funny books. Well, they seem like nice kids so I wish them the best. Marvel is owned by some fella named Disney and according to one of his boys, Daredevil is about a character nobody wants to put in movies, but everybody’s all hopped up on tying other films together with projects on the small screen – like this Daredevil and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Principal shooting this time was set for New York City and we’ve got some photos and video of how that’s coming along. There’s a little boy in the video who screams something like “I can’t see!” Well, he didn’t click over to the next page…
Fans of Full Metal Jacket (or Law & Order: Criminal Intent, depending on your age/viewing preferences) will be over the moon to know that consummate weirdo and distinguished character actor Vincent D’Onofrio has signed on to play Kingpin in Marvel/Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series. Fresh off of a recent creative change-up and casting of the titular blind man of justice, this is an inspired move that will probably help regain fans’ confidence in the newly serialized superhero. (more…)
Word is making the Internet water-cooler rounds that Boardwalk Empire‘s Charlie Cox is most likely Marvel‘s choice to take on the role of Daredevil on the new Netflix TV show. (more…)
Mars Crain is not the first actor to make his desire to portray Marvel‘s Luke Cage, but he certainly does it with flair, and if I learned anything from watching Office Space a zillion times, flair is important! (more…)
Are Disney suits polishing the brass on their own personal Superhero Titanic?
Yesterday, news broke regarding Edgar Wright’s departure from Ant-Man, the Phase Three Marvel MCU picture he had been developing with the studio for the last eight years. Details we sketchy regarding his exit, but with the film this close to shooting, speculation ran rampant around the Internet (as it tends to do). Today, Latino Review has dropped one of their patented “inside scoops” regarding the Wright disaster while almost simultaneously breaking the news that Cabin In the Woods director Drew Goddard has left the Daredevil series Marvel was developing with Netflix. The reports on both are troubling, to say the least, as it reads like Disney and Marvel suits are meddling in the creative galley, to the point that their talent are jumping ship left and right.
After five tumultuous seasons, Community was finally given the axe last Friday. After surviving disastrously low ratings, two major stars leaving, and its creator getting fired and then re-hired, the show was finally put to rest. It was a great run and fans were “outraged” (more on this in a second) that NBC would cancel the series, peppering Twitter with the now infamous #SixSeasonsAndaMovie hashtag and even threatening to boycott the network in some instances. The darkest timeline had finally arrived and it was an ugly day for avid fans and passive viewers of the show alike.
Like clockwork, talk regarding the show being picked by and continued on by another network was instantaneous. Could Netflix “save” the series, a la Arrested Development? What about Hulu or Netflix? Could it land on TBS, like Cougar Town did? Now recently rehired show-runner Dan Harmon is weighing in on the possibility of a sixth season and his words may shock the show’s rabid fan-base.
This will probably be a kind of “no duh” update for those of us who understand how business models work, but it looks like those who enjoy stuffing themselves with as much TV as they can in one sitting are going to be pleased with the planned release of Marvel’s upcoming Daredevil series.
Comic Book Resources recently sat down with former Marvel Comics Editor in Chief Joe Quesada (who has since been promoted to Chief Creative Officer), and it seems like not only is Daredevil a mere heartbeat away, but the series is also going to follow the traditional Netflix model of distribution. Quesada comments on many different topics during the interview, but the most intriguing quotes described just how hands on he is in the process of developing these series.