Marvel’s New Thing: No More Origin Stories – Beginning With ‘Doctor Strange’

- 08-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Doctor Stephen Strange was an egotistical but brilliant surgeon. He didn’t give a damn about anything but himself and furthering his career. One day his luck ran out and a devastating car crash lost him the precision use of his hands and taking on a regular job was beneath him. He found himself homeless, surviving on “back alley” doctor jobs. I think that means taking bullets out of gangsters after failed shoot-outs and stuff like that. Anyway, after exhausting all remedies, he meets the mystical Ancient One, who makes Strange his apprentice. Like Bill Murray’s character in ‘Groundhog Day,’ Strange-the-Jerk learns the true meaning of Christmas or something and becomes Strange-the-Good-Guy. Now a champion sorcerer, D.S. uses his magic powers for good. That’s his origin story and I hope you read it clearly because you won’t be seeing it in the upcoming movie. Did somebody mention Christmas? (more…)

Terry Crews Still Angling For Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’

- 08-12-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Terry Crews is nothing if not persistent. He’s been throwing his hat into the Luke Cage ring for a while now. There was a lot of speculation about a Luke Cage movie when Marvel was just setting up its Cinematic Universe. Now that Marvel has committed to a Luke Cage series on Netflix, many of those same actors that expressed a desire to wrap chains around their waist and knock criminal heads as one of Marvel’s greatest black superheros are vying for attention from the Marvel casting crew. (more…)

Good News For Arrested Development Fans! Maybe

- 08-06-14TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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The power of the internet can be completely amazing.  It can destroy the millions of dollars’ worth of publicity that a studio puts into a movie or television series in a blink of an eye, it can get movies made (such as the case with the recent Veronica Mars movie), hell, it can even bring back the dead.  Such was the case for Arrested Development, the 2003-2006 FOX sitcom from Mitchell Hurwitz.  Seven years after its initial cancellation on FOX, fan outcry brought the series back from the dead for a fourth season, which premiered on its new home, Netflix.  The question of when or if the series would return for a fifth season has been the subject of debate but it looks like fans of the Bluth family finally have a definitive answer. Kind of. (more…)

Charlie Cox Spotted In Character As Matt Murdock

- 08-05-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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Charlie Cox might be best known as Tristan Thorne from a few years back in the movie ‘Stardust.’Though I’ve never seen it, I also understand the he’s done a few seasons of ‘Boardwalk Empire.’ Google pics of him carousing around Hollywood with long hair and a goofy grin don’t really put me in the mind of Matt Murdock, and I’ve seen lots of comments on various sites that don’t like Marvel choosing him for the role. I don’t know much about the guy, but I’m still on board with the upcoming NetflixDaredevil’ series because of all the reasons. But I still depend on photos like these to help me feel comfortable with this actor playing one of my comic book faves. I’m still thinking about it. How about you? Wanna see this guy with a cane, wearing dark shades? (more…)

Is Marvel’s Newly Tradmarked Property Going Live Action? And If So…WHY??

- 08-01-14Comics, Film, TV, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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Marvel Entertainment usually goes to the trouble of trademarking a property when they plan on using their TV and/or film rights. If you go through their registry, you’ll find various trademarks for Star Lord, Agent Carter, Groot, etc. on the list. Well, it’s been brought to our attention that a little known character from the comic book universe has been trademarked, and if history is any indication, this character is about to see a live action incarnation sometime soon. Who is this lucky person? Well, it’s a woman. Kinda. And she’s a walking wrecking machine. Kinda. If you count beating the hell out of Wolverine and Deadpool wrecking machine material. Sounds like this character is the most awesome super being in comics history. Well, if that’s what you think, you’re dead wrong. (more…)

Air Date For Netflix Series ‘Daredevil’ Hits The Radar

- 07-28-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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With the insanity of Comic Con in our rear-view mirrors, it’s back to business as usual in the geek news reporting world. This bit comes from last weekend’s panel headed by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. Tagging along were writers Mark Waid and Dan Slott, all fielding questions concerning Daredevil’s 50th Anniversary. Eventually the grilling leaned toward what they and Netflix were planning to do with the upcoming 13-episode television series. Now, we’ve all heard the news about Double-D taking on a “gritty” feel with a 70’s New York City flair. But there was never any mention of when the show was expected to air. Up until now, anyway. (more…)

‘Daredevil’ Series Goes Jive Turkey! – Show Runner Says It Will Have “1970’s New York Feel”

- 07-22-14Comics, Film, TV, Uncategorized Posted by Aspry Jones

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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…)

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Series Casts Love Interest Karen Page

- 07-17-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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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…)

Daredevil’s NYC Set Video and Pics Surface.

- 07-09-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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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…

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Vincent D’Onofrio to Play Kingpin in Marvel/Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Series

- 06-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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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…)