‘Daredevil’s Charlie Cox Hints Possible Matt Murdock Addiction

- 10-21-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s still six long months to wait until Netflix premieres the entire first season of Daredevil to their streaming service in May 2015. That will be one long weekend of Mountain Dew, Funyuns, and Daredevil binge watching for a lot of Marvel fans. The whole thing is being shot as one big movie and it will be interesting to see how it works out. The series lead Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), while doing red carpet press for the Theory of Everything premiere last night in New York talked about the daredevil series. (more…)

Are We Gonna Lose Some Of Our Favorite Heroes For ‘Avengers 3?’

- 10-06-14Film, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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Bad Ass Digest dropped a couple bombs about the future of the Avengers movie franchise. It’s all speculation and we should take it with a grain of salt, but at least it’s worth thinking about. It all boils down to contracts, phases and long-term goals. Luckily these are three things that Marvel Entertainment are masters at manipulating. First, contract limitations kind of prohibit A3 from being split up into two films as previously rumored. Second, this movie is the springboard for Marvel’s famously talked about Phase 3. And third, it’s possible that Thanos won’t be done with our happy heroes by the end of that film. And it all has to do with saying a temporary goodbye to some of our favorite players. Possible SPOILERS ahead. (more…)

Netflix’s Release Plan for ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel May Be Another Game Changer

- 09-30-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It seems that revolutionizing home video, video on demand, and television isn’t enough for Netflix, now the media giant has its sights set on feature film distribution as well with its plan for the martial arts drama sequel Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny. Netflix has already dabbled in film distribution buying documentaries like Mitt and A Short Game and exclusively releasing them on their service, but releasing Crouching Tiger II is a whole new game, and given the way that Netflix has torn down walls in the business models they’ve conquered so far, I’d say that Hollywood studios would have legitimate reasons to be concerned after next summer. (more…)

Amazon Who? Here’s The Rundown For Netflix Movies And Shows For This October

- 09-25-14Internet, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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I love Netflix. Netflix is my best good friend and we go together like peas and carrots. It’s because of that god of streaming that I discovered ‘Torchwood.’ Not to mention those upcoming Marvel shows. Thanks to Netflix, I was able to see my beloved Bluth family do an ‘Arrested Development’ Season 4; and without them, I’d be looking at my Facebook feed asking myself “who the hell is ‘Crazy Eyes?’ For $8 to $10 a month, depending on when you signed up, the company offers a strong assortment of new and old drugs for your TV addiction. And it also contributes to the weaning off that outrageous leach – cable television. We’ve picked up a huge list of October goodies coming your way. Just let your pointer do what it does best to join the party! (more…)

Idris Elba Squashes Fans ‘Luke Cage’ Casting Hopes

- 09-20-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Fans and quite a few actors themselves have been pitching who they think should play Luke Cage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and later the Netflix Luke Cage series with Idris Elba, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Terry CrewsMichael Jai White, and The Walking Dead‘s Chad Coleman. Elba recently, last night really, did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit and was asked once again about playing Luke Cage. What he had to say might disappoint many of you. (more…)

What Marvel is Presenting At New York Comic Con Is a Painful Reminder That You Should Have Bought Tickets

- 09-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Going to New York Comic Con this year? Feel good and smug about it? Well, just so you know, I hate you. I’m super jealous and totally regret not getting tickets. Especially after hearing what Marvel Studios is presenting. They’ll be coming to town showing off some spiffy footage (or more) for two highly anticipated properties, leaving us non attendees to scour the net for leaked butt cam footage or second hand footage descriptions from people who suck at telling stories (they’re the worst!). What could Marvel be showing off that’s got me all hot and bothered? Here, I’ll let Marvel’s head of Television Jeph Loeb explain (or you can simply figure it out from looking at the header graphic, duh!): (more…)

Netflix Snags Exclusive Streaming Rights to ‘Gotham’ Before The First Episode Airs

- 09-03-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Netflix is flexing its financial muscles once again. This time around Netflix has procured the multi-territorial rights to Warner Bros. Gotham even before a the first episode has aired. What else makes this deal special? Usually those rights are worked out on a country by county basis and not packaged together. How much did Netflix shell out per episode? (more…)

Marvel’s New Netflix Series’ Will Likely Be Dark And Gritty

- 09-02-14Comics, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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After Marvel dropped their big announcement that they would be unleashing a slate of characters who would each be grabbing their own series on Netflix, they basically let the public mine any information it could from the on-set photos that people have been able to snag during the production of those series.  As is often the case with Marvel, the studio has decided to remain pretty tight lipped about what fans can expect from Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and the mashup of these characters that audiences can expect in The Defenders.  Thanks to an interview in the latest Empire with Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, fans may finally get an idea of which direction the various series’ will go. (more…)

Netflix Boss Talks ‘Defenders’ and the Next Marvel Series Up, ‘Jessica Jones’

- 08-25-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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With shooting on Daredevil well underway, all eyes turn to the rest of the proposed line-up of Netflix series based on Marvel characters. When will Luke Cage start shooting? Iron Fist? And who will be taking point behind the scenes on the epic team-up mini-series The Defenders? Good questions, and a high level executive at Netflix is offering some answers. Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, in a recent interview, shared some info about going darker, who’s being cast right now, and in what way The Defenders will be following The Avengers model. (more…)

Vincent D’Onofrio Talks in Broad Strokes About Kingpin and ‘Daredevil’

- 08-22-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Marvel’s ambitious plan to turn four street level heroes into Netflix series before combining them into a team-like mega-series is, to say the least, ambitious. No less ambitious was the casting on the first series to reach the production phase, Daredevil, which includes a cast made up of Charlie Cox (Stardust) as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) as Karen Page, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) in a mysterious role, and this man, Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), as Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin or Crime – or Kingpin for short. Shooting on Daredevil is currently underway, and D’Onofrio took a minute to talk, however nebulously, about his new, important place in the Marvel Universe. (more…)