It looks like our favorite shaved head, eggo-eating, telekinetic wonder is not staying away for too long after all. Stranger Things Season 1 breakout star, Millie Bobby Brown will be returning as Eleven for an encore performance in Stranger Things Season 2. And that’s the not the only casting news that’s been dropped down from The Upside Down! (more…)
It can be said, as a gross generalization, that the Star Wars film universe hasn’t quite lived up the original trilogy. The prequels, though arguably underappreciated, have been universally crapped on. Largely due to midichlorians, Jar Jar Binks, Hayden Christensen and a slew of other complaints. 10 years later, the Star Wars franchise came back in a big way with last years’ release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While this new foray into the Star Wars universe saw – much to the delight of fans – the return of Legacy characters like Han, Chewie, Leia and Luke the film it… well… didn’t quite deliver. Fans and critics were quick to lament it for being too much a carbon copy of Star Wars: A New Hope.
Damn. Star Wars fans are a hard bunch to please, aren’t they? What do Star Wars fans want? What will make ’em happy? Well, according to a new online petition, it seems fans know exactly what they want. (more…)
The idea of time travel is not a new concept in science fiction, and neither is the idea of someone or someones from the future coming back to the present to change fate. Travelers was already walking well-worn ground long before it was a glimmer in the eye of creator Brad Wright, let alone seeing it premiere in the same TV year as 11.22.63, 12 Monkeys, and the new NBC series Timeless. If Travelers is to succeed, it has a couple of key things going for it, one is Wright who more or less created the Stargate TV empire, and the other is the conceit that our titular time travelers are forced to lead double lives as they try to save their future. (more…)
As much as Luke Cage was a story about the titular character, the breakout star of the Netflix series was Misty Knight, played by actress Simone Missick. The detective who was entwined with Luke Cage throughout the first season was a highlight for many fans of the show and they were very impressed with Missick’s portrayal of the character. Comic book fans know that she and Colleen Wing eventually join up and together become “The Daughters of the Dragon,” a crime-fighting duo who rival Luke Cage and Iron Fist’s Heroes For Hire. One of Misty’s signature traits from the comic book is her bionic arm.
One of Netflix‘s biggest hits in maybe its entire history of creating content, Stranger Things burst into popular culture like it was on a mission. A tribute to the greatest shows and movies of the 1980s, it starred a lovable cast that was brilliantly written and acted. It reminded the world why Winona Ryder is such a special actor and introduced what is sure to be the next generation of celebrity darling through Mike, Eleven and their friends. It’s no wonder a second season of the show was commissioned just a matter of weeks after the first went live. (more…)
When Netflix outbid Channel 4 for Charlie Brooker‘s cult phenomenon of a dark comedy television series Black Mirror, it promised great things for the future of the show. Brooker and Annabel Jones, the shows’ other executive producer, were given total creative control over the content of the series, as well as a much bigger budget to play with than Channel 4 could offer. The show explores the nature of the modern world, how the rampaging advence of technology impacts the human experience. It invites you to watch as the end of the world unfolds, not through some aggressive outside force, but through insidious means that people welcome with open arms… (more…)
With shooting in New York underway for the upcoming Netflix Daredevil spinoff show, little has actually been leaked about the specifics of the Punisher series starring Jon Bernthal. But it looks like a few casting bullets have fallen from the clip.
Joining the returning Bernthal will be Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO’s Girls) and Amber Rose Revah (Son of God). In addition, set photos have revealed a well known Daredevil cast member taking five with the Punisher. We’ll get to that in a bit. First, onto the new casting! (more…)
A tale of death and misfortune in the lives of three innocent children, A Serious of Unfortunate Events has been roundly applauded as a great feat of young adult literature. Narrated by the heartbroken Lemony Snicket, who often seems more preoccupied with his beloved Beatrice than with the misadventures of the three Baudelaire orphans, it follows the children through a plot of mystery and intriuge as they try to unearth the truth about their parents’ fiery death. Haunted by their creepy old relative, Count Olaf, as he pursues their inheritance, their struggle through thirteen books takes them all over the world and into the heart of a secret society… (more…)
It was kind of a surprise when Marvel Studios decided to use the Punisher in Daredevil season 2, and it was kind of a surprise when they cast Jon Bernthal to play the part of the shoot first/no questions later vigilante Frank Castle. But the success of Daredevil, and the success of Bernthal’s portrayal, gave Marvel an opening: maybe they could finally have a solo Punisher adventure that won’t suck. We don’t when, we don’t know how, but apparently the new Punisher series is currently in production in New York City, if a spy picture of a grizzled Bernthal on the street is to be believed. (more…)
How did you enjoy Luke Cage? The latest Marvel/Netflix hit the air (web?) this past weekend, which means we’re one step closer to seeing the team-up of all the Marvel/Netflix heroes in The Defenders. (It also means we got to enjoy another great Netflix series, but anyway…) Only one thing stands in our way now: Iron Fist. The fourth plank in the Defenders team has been assumed to be coming out in 2017, but with Luke Cage out of the way, Netflix is now officially putting down stakes for the man with the dragon tattoo and mad martial arts skills. When spring arrives, so will the Fist. (more…)