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…)

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…)