Netflix and Marvel have been hitting it out of the park. We already have 2 seasons of Daredevil, the first season of Jessica Jones, the first season of Luke Cage, and are about to get Iron Fist early next year before all the street level combine in The Defenders. Each show does a great job showing the gritty side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) was a pleasant surprise and it dealt with such hard-hitting issues as rape and control in a well-made psychological thriller and was told through the viewpoint from its female lead.
A great, big shared common universe is something that’s wonderful to take advantage of with all the various characters, plots and details, but it does lead to a particular conundrum: How do you distinguish one project from the other? There’s the rub, and one that Marvel Studios is confronting with their quintet of Netflix shows. We’ve seen Daredevil, and it was excellent, but what will distinguish it from the next series, Jessica Jones, not to mention the three other series that will follow? That was one of the questions put to the people in charge of the show during the Television Critics Association Press Tour. (more…)
Obviously, Daredevil generated a lot of excitement when it premiered on Netflix earlier this year. Although Marvel Studios‘ other television endeavours haven’t been universally-praised, the Netflix format and distribution structure were definite assets for Daredevil, a bone-crunching, high-stakes, complex crime drama. But can lightening strike twice? Netflix has four more Marvel series to launch, and the next up at plate is Jessica Jones. Expected later this year, Jones can be seen as almost a bigger gamble than Daredevil, but after the success of the Man Without Fear’s series, can the private investigator formally known as Jewel possibly surpass expectations with her own series? Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg is betting on ‘Yes.’ (more…)
In what’s been a very busy day for breaking nerd news, and we’ve got some more! Remember a little while ago when we discussed the various actresses who were “finalists” for the title role in Jessica Jones? (In case you don’t the link’s here.) Well that short list seems to have been twiddled down to one, and sources say that Krysten Ritter now stands apart as the obvious choice to play the superheroine turned private eye on Marvel’s upcoming second Netflix series. This isn’t all together sewn up yet, but if you wanted to put good money on the odds that Ritter will now be the face of Jessica Jones when the series comes out ready to be binged sometime in the next year, then by all means. (more…)
Admittedly, I don’t know much about Jessica Jones – Marvel Comics’ female superhero turned investigator. I have heard, however, it’s a mature series featuring drug use and implied anal sex. With content like that, no wonder Netflix tagged and bagged it as one of their upcoming four, thirteen episode series (along with Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) inspired by Marvel.
The Netflix/Marvel deal screams awesome potential, but it all depends on talent and creatives involved. Fanboys got a questionable win when Cabin in the Woods writer/direct Drew Goddard was recently announced to take on Hell’s Kitchen “Man Without Fear” Daredevil. While the world waits on who’ll be spear-heading Luke Cake and Iron Fist, Jessica Jones just got her puppet master. (more…)
The more I hear about Jessica Jones the TV series, the more I stroke my chin with intrigue. Jones, the lead character in Marvel Comics Alias series, is a superhero turned investigator. I’ve never read it, but I hear it’s a mature comic that features drug use and implied anal sex. Considering how America loves them Law and Order type shows, as well as unheroic heroes who constantly make shitty choices, I guarantee this will be an instant hit.
Anyway, you nerds will be pleased to know that not only with this show include B-list heroes, like Luke Cage and Ms. Marve, but it will also reference The Avengers. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight) has the update:
“I wrote it kind of off season so it fell in between seasons,” Rosenberg says. “So, we are waiting to see what happens for the upcoming season now and our hope is that it will come to life at that time. It fell between the cracks of the seasons and, hopefully, this will be the one.”
Rosenberg confirmed the show would also have principal parts for Luke Cage (also known as Power Man and her eventual husband in the comics) as well as Carol Danvers (better known as Ms. Marvel).
“I had Jessica Jones and Luke Cage and Carol Danvers [for the pilot script]. Basically, I wanted those three guys — then I would have a series. Everyone else we can be digging into lesser known characters or taking known characters and renaming them.”
As for The Avengers themselves, Rosenberg says she can reference them, but Tony Stark and Stark Industries are in the current pilot script. Rosenberg notes, “As we go along things will alter in terms of what is made available to us, but we’re definitely in that universe. We are in no way denying that that universe exists. And as much as I can I’m going to pull everything in from there that I can use.”
Marvel-Disney is adapting Brian Bendis‘ Alias comic; Jessica Jones for ABC. They got Twilight hack Melissa Rosenberg to write and produce the series. The story revolves around a superhero that suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. She quits fighting crime once her disorder interferes with her powers. She decides to help in a different way by opening a private detective agency that caters to other superheroes.
Out of all the Marvel characters and storylines, we get “Jessica Jones”? Regardless, I like the idea of this show. It could do so much more for Marvel.
The 1986 cult-film classic Highlander spawned television spin-offs, sequels, video-games, an animated feature and made star Christopher Lambert a cult hero. After finally putting away the sword and giving up hope on a reboot it looks like it’s time to throw on some Queen and get ready for a new gathering. A head decapitating reboot is on it’s way. Settle your excitement. While a new and fresh take on the adventures of Connor Macleod would be awesome, it looks like it might be ‘sparkling’ in the sunlight by the time the script is done.
A sparkling script?
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that ‘Twilight’ screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg would be joining director Justin Lin, as well as producers Neil Moritz and Peter Davis to rework the script. The script itself is currently being worked on by screenwriters Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Sellek Wibberley in the interim. The deal itself isn’t finalized as of yet but Rosenberg is nearing a deal to become part of the clan very soon. If Melissa does become part of the franchise you might as well cut your own head off ’cause if you’ve even seen one Twilight movie you’ve seen them all.
When Summit first had interest in remaking Highlander they described their take on it as:
Summit’s film will expand on the original HIGHLANDER’s core mythology of immortals battling amongst us, hunting each other through the ages by tapping its newly minted creative team to take its re-imagination to new heights. Plans call for the re-imagination to spur a new franchise for the studio.
Worst case scenario were gonna see the role of Macleod filled by an 18 year old actor that’s been in the gym for six months prior. The swords would be updated to be more transportable and compact but worst of all it could get turned into a teenage girls movie. The original Highlander was an R rated movie for a reason, violence and blood. If Rosenberg gets her sparkly freaking mitts on this man’s man of a movie we might as well start the boycotting of it now.
Do you really wanna see another Twilight? Only with sparkling swords instead of vampires and werewolves.Hell No!
I admittedly don’t know much about Jessica Jones, other than fact that it’s a cool name, something I’ll put on file for possible kid naming (far distant future). I do know that she’s lead character of Marvel Comics ‘Pulse’ series, a superhero turned investigator. I’ve never read it, but with it being a mature comic that features drug use and implied anal sex (so I’ve heard) I may have to put it on my to do list.
Anyway, Miss. Jones here is apparently getting her own live-action television series. What, what… in the butt (see what I did there)? Ya, a report from Variety says:
Melissa Rosenberg is the writer and exec producer on AKA Jessica Jones, which is being developed for ABC’s fall 2011 schedule. The deal isn’t fully set, but the trade says the show is likely to beat out the new Hulk as Marvel’s first show for ABC. Brian Michael Bendis, who created the character with artist Michael Gaydos, will consult on the series.
Melissa Rosenberg? You mean the screen writer of ‘Twilight? Awe fuck *rolls eyes*! Eh, I guess it takes an asshole to write about someone who takes it in the butt (Note: I’m really playin’ up this whole butt sex thing when, in the comic I think it was barely implied). Regardless, Bendis consulting will undoubtedly keep things in the right direction.
Again I haven’t read ‘Pulse’, but Jessica Jones sounds like she will pair well with T.V.. Particularly being that she is a dick, a private dick. America does love them Law and Order shows. On the other hand (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” not withstanding), sci-fi television series with female leads tend to not do well. “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Birds of Prey” and “Bionic Woman” come to mind. It might be dead before it even gets going.
An unheroic hero who constantly makes shitty choices being written by that Twilight chick? What do you think?