With Netflix/Marvel Studios’ Daredevil now having an actual factual release date, excitement for the series is hitting a fever pitch. With just about three months until fans and the curious will be able to see all 13 episodes of the first season, the truly anxious are eager to get answers to a whole whack of questions concerning what the show will look like, what all we might expect, and what role the Man Without Fear might play in the broader context of Marvel’s series and films. Thank God for Twitter then. Recently, Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus) responded to fan questions on the social media site, addressing all manner of queries about his show, and his thoughts on the last attempt to make project based on Hell Kitchen’s antihero of choice: 2003’s Daredevil released by 20th Century Fox. (more…)
Now that we know that the still untitled Batman vs/and Superman Finest Justice League in the World (featuring Wonder Woman) sequel to Man of Steel has been bumped back nine months, it is a safe bet that we’re no closer – and probably farther away from – hearing any “official” details on the project beyond the endless stream of rumors and speculation. Luckily, we have something that (while technically both rumor and speculation) comes from our new Batman’s wife and man-friend. Yes, Jennifer Garner and Kevin Smith gave a little bit of info on what Batman Ben Affleck will look like in the new bat-suit. (more…)
The forfeiture of the rights to Daredevil from Fox might hopefully prevent more disasters like Elektra in the franchise’s future. Of course, no one ever sets out to make a bad movie, it just kind of happens that way as budgets are slashed, directors are change and producers’ input is given more weight than maybe it should be.
Which brings us to Stu Zicherman. After doing a first draft of Elektra and seeing it eventually tank before his eyes, Zicherman retreated to TV and worked on series like What About Brian, Six Degrees and Lights Out. Earlier this month though he returned to working on the big screen with the comedy A.C.O.D., which debuted at Sundance. And while talking to Badass Digest at the film festival, he was asked about where everything on Elektra went wrong.
“Elektra is one of the reasons I got into television,” Zicherman says candidly. “I spent a year writing the movie, and it was supposed to be this gigantic movie, and then they decide they’re not going to make an $80 million movie, they’re going to make a $30 million movie, they bring in a director we didn’t know, you get fired, someone else comes in and rewrites the entire movie, but you still get credit because you wrote the first draft. Then you go to the premiere in Las Vegas, and 30 seconds into the movie you’re like, ‘Oh, [expletive].'”
Disappointed? You bet. Any lingering resentment though?
“I literally, to this day, am still so embarrassed by that movie. I probably shouldn’t say this, but I know Jennifer Garner is too. She hired us to write the movie, which was pitched as something much more smart and sophisticated … it’s a blemish. ”
Ouch. But then again if you wrote Elektra, how would you feel?
Watch the full interview below.
WAIT! These are FAKE! There’s no reason to commit suicide just yet.. These humorous movie posters contain everything that would bring upon the apocalypse. There would be massive riots in the streets. The world would turn to anarchy and your mom would die! So be sure to thank whatever guy in the sky you like, because he stopped this shit and be glad he did! I actually LOL’d at most of these. And I lied before.. Not all of these are bad. I would let a rabid giraffe bite my penis off if they made an Indiana Jones movie in which that plot intertwined with Star Wars’ plot. And I’m not talking about some fanboy rendition in which i get an email one day with a link to the movie and then some creepy guy wanting to go to the zoo so i can “fulfill my promise”.. Harrison Ford would have to be Indiana Jones. That’s Final.. But damn, just think about Indiana Jones wielding a light-saber. Oh, and the Dirty Harry Potter poster.. That was quite silly, with the expected quip “Do you feel magical, punk?” But the rest of these are pretty bad. Tom Cruise in The Sorority Report.. *blows face off* The only part that might have been good in that fictional movie is the audience might have gotten to see boob.. Hell, I’ll even take side or under boob.. I love Boobies! But Worse than that, is Beverly Hills RoboCop. I could not, for the life of me, sit through Beverly Hills Cop again.. Not even if my life depended on it. An eternity of nothingness, no conscious thought, just nonexistence is more appealing than an hour and a half or so of that movie. But even more appealing than ceasing to exist would be seeing Jennifer Garner hunted and eventually skinned by a predator. I believe that would actually bring a little joy to my life, Alias was a stupid show anyway. And of course of Star Wars fan, including myself, would flock to see Saving Admiral Ackbar.. It’s an unfortunate truth that even in the face of certain “Floppage” (I’m having to use this imaginary word, because I’m to lazy to try and find a better suited term) fans would come by the thousands and also go see the movie. HAHA. See what I did there? Well enjoy the rest of these posters, and enjoy even more that they’re not real. Check out a shit ton more after the jump. (more…)