Despite the recent back and forth about two houses divided under one roof, anything Marvel Studios does, on TV or at the movies, is sure to generate excitement. To wit, some casting news just hit the interwebs concerning the second season of the Marvel/Netflix series Daredevil, and some pretty major casting news at that. Interested in seeing the Man Without Fear in the same room with another marquee Marvel character? Well, in season two of the show, Daredevil will cross paths with Frank Castle, AKA: The Punisher, who will be brought to life by a fan who is no stranger to playing a dark and disturbed comic book character. Walking Dead fans: Jon Bernthal is you’re new Punisher! (more…)
David Ayer’s all-star bad guy lineup Suicide Squad revolves around a team of villains that are tasked with carrying out dangerous missions for the government in exchange for commuted sentences. Actor Tom Hardy had originally been set to play Rick Flagg, leader of the Suicide Squad. Hardy dropped out of the project under mysterious reasons; with the part being taken up by RoboCop star Joel Kinnaman. Rumors had been circling that Hardy pulling from the project was due to him being unhappy with the script, but in an interview with Collider, Hardy explains the real reason he had to buck, as well as his fondness for the script and concept for Suicide Squad. Those of you scratching your head over the expression “alley” can just mentally equate it to “top par.” (more…)
Marvel has done fantastic in the world of Hollywood for the last few years but they’re equally stong in the animated market. With a multitude of series on their way, a lot of kids are going to be happy and, according Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, so will us bigger kids.
Loeb, who’s a busy man developing live-action and animated shows based on the Marvel catalog of characters, was a recent guest on the worldballoon podcast. During his time on the podcast, he shared some of the recent developments on the Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series for ABC and a few of the animated programs scheduled for 2013. While Loeb does reveal 15 other animated projects at various stages in production the one that caught our attention is the currently unannounced animated project starring Frank Castle, better known to us as The Punisher.
While he doesn’t get into specifics, he does mention the inclusion of the Black Widow — which isn’t much more than a tease, but it’s a start. Just the idea of an animated Punisher sounds awesome and I personally can’t remember the last time he was in an animated series outside The Super Hero Squad Show — don’t ask how I know, I just do.
His work on the first Punisher and the short film Dirty Laundry should cement his spot voicing Frank one more time and hopfully Marvel will be smart to listen. They’ve done a great job listening to the fans so far and this isn’t the time to start letting us down now.
Source: Geek Tyrant