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Vincent D’Onofrio made a big impression as Kingpin in the first season of Daredevil, and no, that was not a fat joke. Widely hailed as one of the best villains of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, D’Onofrio’s portrayal of the head of New York’s organized crime was highly-praised, and after his brief return in season two of Daredevil many thought it portended bigger things for the crime boss, like an appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming for instance. Sadly, that won’t happen, but D’Onofrio wants you to know that when the time comes for Kingpin to leave jail and take back the city, he’ll be ready… (more…)

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Vincent D’Onofrio is living by a slightly-adapted entertainment mantra made famous by Mel Brooks: it’s good to be the King(pin).  Enjoying a run as the main villain on Marvel’s Daredevil series (which will be airing its second season on Netflix in early 2016), the guy who apparently is so good at being bad has now turned his attention to another nefarious character: the Wizard of Oz.  D’onofrio has been cast as the mostly-scary ruler in the upcoming television series Emerald City, which will likely air on NBC sometime next year.

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From the moment the opening credits roll, featuring a blood soaked lady liberty, dripping city scapes, and ominous music, you know you’re in for something far more serious and different than Marvel’s typical fun, cheeky, and thrilling cinematic norm. Not that Marvel’s newest show isn’t fun or thrilling, it’s both in spades!  However, this is a different type of good time. With its dark and gritty take, which is far removed from the tones of any of the Avengers’ stand-alone features, Daredevil is simply one of the best surprises of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Note: Character details and some situations are highlighted, but otherwise this is a spoiler free review. (more…)

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Marvel’s Daredevil series hits Netflix on April 10th. Leading up to shows releases comes another sweet motion poster promoting everyone’s favorite red suited vigilante who dishes out his own version of blind justice.

The latest Daredevil motion poster is more revealing than you think. It shows all the major characters and there are quite a few background details to inspect. Little big things like Avengers Tower, and a reflection that reveals Daredevil’s red suit, or at least a different suit than the black ninja-esque one we’ve seen. Check out the motion poster below and see if you can spot all the small details. (more…)

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In a little over a month, Marvel Studios will begin the next phase of its global multimedia dominance by launching the first of five Netflix series, this one about Daredevil, the Man Without Fear. Starring Charlie Cox as the titular vigilante with super-powered senses, Daredevil promises to be unlike any Marvel movie or series seen so far, a grim and gritty urban tale of dark heroes and darker villains. In a batch of new images from the show just released, we get our first official look at many of the other many characters, and in the accompanying interview, the show’s bosses discuss where Ol’ Horn Head, that is if he does take on a horn-headed helmet at some point, will find his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (more…)

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It looks to be another big year for Marvel in 2015, as Ant-Man will be making his diminutive presence known to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big way on July 17th, and we will also see the return of earth’s mightiest heroes taking on their strongest foe yet in The Avengers: Age of Ultron . However, Marvel Studios will also be making a big impact on the small screen in the New Year with Agent Carter premiering on ABC in January during the midseason break of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will pick up its second season after a powerful midseason finale. But, there is even more to add to the Marvel Television roster, as Daredevil and A.K.A. Jessica Jones will both be debuting too. (more…)

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Marvel fans all over the globe cheered when it was announced that the screen rights to Daredevil were back in Marvel’s capable hands.  Those cheers were nothing compared to those that were inspired by the news that the Man Without Fear would be starring in his own Netflix series.  Now that production has been underway for quite some time, Marvel is finally ready to let the rest of us know what the new logo for the series will look like. (more…)

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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…)

Daredevil’s NYC Set Video and Pics Surface.

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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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