When Deadpool rocked contemporary media with its sass and its swear words, nerds all over were thrilled by the prospect of more of their favourite characters getting the same kind of treatment in future. It has long been the dream of comic readers to see the grim, gritty twists and turns from many of books come to life on the big screen. Until Deadpool, almost all the films from the Marvel universe were a solid, family friendly PG-13. (more…)
So once upon a time, we started a joke that started the whole world clamoring for a Netflix Dredd series. It was April Fool’s, and we were young and salty, but who would have guess that years later – YEARS! – that article still would have been quoted as a legit thing that was possibly in the works. So keeping all that in mind, there’s some news from the weekend that seems to indicate that the idea at the heart of that joke may become a reality. A real player, with the real Dredd, recently indicated to fans that there may be doings transpiring in regards to a Dredd series. (more…)
When it was announced that Season Two of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix would feature the “Daredevil vs The Punisher” storyline, fans went crazy with excitement. When Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal was cast as army veteran turned vigilante Frank Castle, even better. As we watched that season, most of the best parts did involve The Punisher and it was a refreshing take on the character. Bernthal’s performance was praised by audiences and critics alike. Not only was he the one man army that could take out groups of mobsters, or steamroll through an entire wing of prisoners with one knife, but he also had a sweet side and offered Karen Page advice as well as reflect on time with his dearly departed daughter. It was almost a foregone conclusion that he would get his own Netflix show. When first rumored that Punisher would get a show, it was immediately debunked by producers. However, it looks like we will be seeing more of Frank Castle after all. (more…)
Danger Mouse is back! No, not the musician renowned for his work with Danger Doom, Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, Beck, and The Black Keys. Most people who grew up during the 80s and early 90s will remember the #1 spy mouse of the day. Danger Mouse was an acclaimed cartoon series, satirizing the British spy genre, James Bond and Danger Man in particular, which was immensely popular at the time. Now, this hallmark of so many childhoods has been rebooted and is coming to Netflix sooner than you might guess. Check out the trailer below!
A new set of pictures featuring Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) and Jessica Stroup (90210) on the Iron Fist set are making the Internet rounds. Stroup plays Joy Meachum in the new series, a childhood friend of Danny Rand and these pictures show Rand meeting Meachum as she exits her building. Rand looks like he just got back from Burning Man and Meachum doesn’t exactly look thrilled to see him. (more…)
It seems that we have now entered the looky-loo phase of production on Iron Fist, which, if nothing else, means that the fourth Netflix series produced by Marvel Studios has officially begun principal photography. As we’re seen time and again, shooting on the streets of New York City looks good on screen, but its a pain in the neck if you’re trying to keep your film or TV show a secret. To wit, the cameras caught a look at Finn Jones as Danny Rand, sadly not in the Iron Fist costume, in what looks like the moment his character turns home to NYC years after the tragic death of his parents. (more…)
With Iron Fist finally coming together, completing the prearranged quartet necessary, Marvel Studios and Netflix are now looking to put the band together for The Defenders, the fifth and final series in the Marvel/Netflix deal. So who will have the unenviable task of bringing these street-level heroes together on one team in one series? A pair of people already familiar with 25 per cent of the team: Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who oversaw the recently completed second season of Daredevil. Under their supervision, the Man Without Fear, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist will team up to take on a threat not one of them can handle alone. (more…)
HBO’s The Wire is considered to be one of the greatest television shows of all time. One of the network’s signature Original Programming show was one of television’s most celebrated shows for its characters, writing, and important subject matter. The show made an American city a living, breathing character. The show was not afraid to tackle many issues that still plague communities across the country even years after the show left the air in 2008. Since the finale of The Wire, many shows have tried to recreate its formula, including Fox’s Empire and Starz’s Power. Some shows have had great success, others have not. Fear not fans of unique gritty urban programming, Netflix may have the answer for you with a superhero twist, in Marvel’s Luke Cage.
The announcement in September 2015 that Netflix would be taking over UK satirical drama Black Mirror left fans across the world wondering what this could mean for the show. Originally broadcast in Great Britain by Channel 4 from 2011, it presented an image of a dystopian Britain that harshly critiqued many of the flaws in modern western society. Each episode was completely different, with an all new cast and storyline, leaving viewers to piece the world together as the series progressed. (more…)
It seems weird to think that just a few months ago, the rumor mill was churning that Iron Fist the series was going to be abandoned by Marvel Studios and Netflix in favor of a Punisher show. But things are moving quickly now on the fourth Netflix series from Marvel; the show has it’s hero played by Finn Jones of Game of Thrones fame, and now it has its villain. David Wenham, perhaps most famous for playing Faramir in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and for being one of the 300 in the Zack Snyder film, will be playing the villainous Harold Meachum in Marvel’s next eventual hit. (more…)