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…)
Mother f**ker! Just when we thought we went into remission, the cancer that is the Americanized Akira has returned with a vengeance.
Warner Bros. has been trying to bring Akira to the big screen since 2008, with a myriad of creative talent tied to the project. Most recently with director Jaume Collet-Serra. Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart were the big names circling the project and actors like Michael Pitt and Toby Kebbell were rumored for Tetsuo. Oh! And the film would take place in Neo-Manhattan. It was only the beginning of weird changes, making this film seem less and less like Akira at all.
The project was pulled from production and shut down due to budget issues, and that was the last we thought we would hear about this terrible, rotten idea for a movie. But… it looks like Akira is alive again. (more…)