Idris Elba Discussed Playing Luke Cage With Marvel

- 11-21-13Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Rumors have been floating around regarding British-born actor Idris Elba (The Thor films, Pacific Rim) possibly being cast as Marvel superhero Luke Cage.

Now, for the first time Elba has admitted (in an interview with The Huffington Post) that talks with Marvel Studios regarding the role did actually take place.

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‘Twilight’ Writer Pegged For Marvel/Netflix ‘Jessica Jones’

- 11-13-13Comics, TV Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Admittedly, I don’t know much about Jessica JonesMarvel Comics’  female superhero turned investigator. I have heard, however,  it’s a mature series featuring drug use and implied anal sex. With content like that, no wonder Netflix tagged and bagged it as one of their upcoming four, thirteen episode series (along with Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) inspired by Marvel.

The Netflix/Marvel deal screams awesome potential, but it all depends on talent and creatives involved. Fanboys got a questionable win when Cabin in the Woods writer/direct Drew Goddard was recently announced to take on Hell’s Kitchen “Man Without Fear” Daredevil. While the world waits on who’ll be spear-heading Luke Cake and Iron Fist, Jessica Jones just got her puppet master. (more…)

Netflix/Disney’s ‘Daredevil’ Nabs ‘Cabin in the Woods’ Writer/Director

- 11-12-13Comics, TV Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Now that the dust has begun to settle on the internet shattering announcement that Disney/Marvel Studios will be teaming up with Netflix to bring an astonishing four Marvel properties to the small-on-demand screen it looks like the TV shows are starting to take shape. Well one at least.

TheWrap is reporting that Drew Goddard (who’s IMDB page includes Cabin in the Woods, World War Z, and Cloverfield) will be the man behind the man without fear, Daredevil. (more…)

More Marvel TV News: ABC Developing Another Marvel TV Series

- 11-08-13Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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In the wake of the Disney Corporate Quarterly Earnings Call the other day, we’ve gotten a bunch of details on upcoming projects. There’s the release date of Star Wars: Episode VII, that huge Netflix/Marvel deal that will create four new live action Superhero shows. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger also took questions. That lead to a quick comment that confirmed a new super secret television show that will join ABC‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. What might that show be? (more…)

Netflix Bags Four Marvel Live-Action TV Shows for 2015 – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist & Luke Cage

- 11-07-13Comics, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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In what is rightly being called an “unprecedented deal”, Marvel and Netflix  are coming together to produce four serialized programs leading into a miniseries event starring the characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. Every one of these characters have in the past been rumored for either an appearance on TV or film, but it seems an internet streaming service is where they’ll make their MCU debut.  (more…)

Netflix Customer Service Rep Goes Where No Customer Service Rep Has Gone Before

- 10-14-13Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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Everyone has a story about bad customer service, in fact you’re ten times more likely to talk about that bad service with your friends and family than when you have a good customer service experience. Thankfully Norm, a Netflix subscriber, posted his outstanding experience with Netflix customer service for all of us to see. (more…)

Netflix Renews ‘Hemlock Grove’ for Season Two

- 06-20-13TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It appears that Netflix has its second renewal in the form of Hemlock Grove, the gothic horror drama based on the novel by Brian McGreevy and produced by Eli Roth (Hostel) that premiered this past spring on Netflix.

Hemlock Grove, starring Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård and Dougray Scott, follows the supernatural ins and outs of a small Pennsylvania town populated by vampires, werewolves and other various supernatural creatures. Presumably, most of the main cast – the survivors anyway – will be back for season two, which this time will be under the supervision of writer Charles H. Eglee (The Walking Dead, Dexter).

“The worldwide fan response to Hemlock Grove was phenomenal,” said producer Roth. “Netflix members loved the potent combination of sexy monsters, mystery, and the dark family soap opera that ended with a huge twist, leaving audiences worldwide totally shocked. Season One was just a warm up for what we have in store for season two. Get ready to be scared in ways you never expected. ”

“In its first season, Eli, Brian, Lee and the team did an incredible job of introducing viewers to a unique world of memorable characters,” added Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of Original Content. “[Eglee]’s addition to the show, and his experience on such fan favorites as The ShieldThe Walking Dead and Dexter, will heighten the intensity of the mystery that grips Hemlock Grove.”

What do you think Bastards, excited to see season two of Hemlock Grove?

Source: Geek Tyrant

It’s the Final Countdown! Trailer for ‘Arrested Development’ Season 4 Arrives

- 05-13-13TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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The Bluth’s are back. Returning on May 26th, the entire fourth season of Arrested Development is dropping at once, meaning you and I and every other Netflix subscriber will be marathoning it Memorial Day weekend.

The whole cast is back – Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter – and I’m more excited than Buster with a juice box.

Need to know the moment the series is available? Text “ANN” to 619-EGG-VEAL (619-344-8325) and you’ll get two responses. The first, “Her?”, and the second promises to alert you when Arrested hits Netflix.

Source: /Film

Netflix Posts an ‘Arrested’ Poster and Adds Another Episode

- 04-04-13TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Looks like Netflix made a huge mistake when they originally ordered just 10 episodes of the fourth season of Arrested Development because it turns out there’s still money in that banana stand.

It seems that Mitchell Hurwitz and Co. are delivering an additional episode to bring the total number up to 15, it was announced sometime ago that the initial 10 was bumped to 14. In addition, we now have a release date for the new season. Mark your calendars because Arrested Development premieres on May 26. You may want to book now and take the day off from work. Or school. Or church. Whatever.

Arrested Development reunites Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, David Cross, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor and Alia Shawkat in a more anthology type storytelling where each episode focuses on one of the main characters with the others coming and going. Bateman is the only one who will appear in all 14 15 episodes. The new episodes will also feature special guest stars Ben Stiller, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Conan O’Brien, Isla Fisher, and John Slattery.

Finally, Netlix has released new poster for Arrested season 4. Not sure what that cargo container imagery means, maybe we’re just taking the Bluths out of storage after seven years? I guess we’ll find out in less than two months.

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Source: EW

Cartoon Network & Netflix Team Up to Destroy Your Productivity

- 04-01-13TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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I hope you don’t have any important projects you’re working on or deadlines looming near, because your ability to be productive is doomed. Cartoon Network and Netflix have partnered to bring you hours of their best programming to Netflix’s Instant Streaming. There’s the classic Cartoon Cartoons - Dexter’s Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Johnny Bravo – to their newer ‘toons – Adventure Times, Regular Shows, Chowder, Fosters’s Home for Imaginary Friends – and even the late night [adult swim] shows  - Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Boondocks, Venture Bros. And that’s only a sampling of what’s now available to stream instantly!

The only drawback is it appears only the first season of all of these shows have been added, but with so many different shows – there’s even a few of WB’s superhero cartoons like Justice League and Batman Beyond, sadly no Batman: The Animated Series – there’ll be plenty for you to binge on. So, what’re you doing for the rest of the day?

Source: io9