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In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Ms. Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four 2, Deadpool, Prophet, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Aquaman, Justice League, Birds of Prey, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Gotham, The Incredibles 2, Heroes Reborn and more…
Marvel gave fans a Christmas present one month early this past week with the release of the first poster and trailer for the Phase Three-launching Captain America: Civil War, along with a couple of character posters featuring Cap (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Coupled with the trailer was an updated synopsis for the film, which reads: “Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team »
- Gary Collinson
Following a stellar year, including an Emmy win for her sketch series Inside Amy Schumer and a box office smash, Trainwreck, Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo features Schumer in her first HBO stand-up special directed non-other than by award-winning comedian/writer/actor/director Chris Rock.
Taped before a live audience at New York’s iconic Apollo Theater, Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo had one hell of a reputation to uphold, after all Schumer’s previous one-hour stand-up special, Mostly Sex Stuff, still stands as the highest-rated Comedy Central original stand-up special since 2011. Thankfully Schmuer comes out of the gate fighting – from the get-go her jokes are on point, swiftly testing the limits of comedy by delivering hilarious and shocking jokes along with off-kilter observations keeping the audience, and viewers, on their toes and in hysterics.
Yet hidden in those gross-out laughs and cutting edge jokes, Schumer actually has »
- Phil Wheat
Heaps of set photos are out of shooting on the John Wick sequel, Matt Damon filming scenes for the fifth Jason Bourne film, a new shot from the 1970s UK set The Conjuring 2, Emily Blunt filming The Girl on the Train, and Zoe Saldana showing off her make-up prep for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Saif Ali Khan ("Phantom") will star in a Bollywood remake of Jon Favreau's comedy "Chef". Favreau starred in the original as a professional chef who quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant and reinvents himself with a food truck. Khan will play the role in the Hindi-language remake which will have a more Indian palate to the story and food. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
The "Men in Black" franchise is known for many things, but one thing it has been shy on has been developing interesting roles for women.
We had Emma Thompson's chief in the third, and both Lara Flynn Boyle's villainess and Rosario Dawson's love interest in the second, but the only actress who truly had a proper character in the trilogy was Linda Fiorentino's medical examiner Laurel Weaver in the first - a character that disappeared in the sequels.
Now, four years after the last film, franchise producer Laurie MacDonald says the next film in the series plans to not only revive but reboot the sci-fi comedy franchise, and one way they intend to do it is by introducing a female lead.
MacDonald tells BBC Newsbeat the film will star a "prominent woman in black" and that the story would also start afresh:
"We sort of looked »
- Garth Franklin
If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is a weekly column about superhero movie news, rumors analysis and speculation.
This Week: If you've finished Jessica Jones like I have, it's time to step back and realize what just happened within the Marvel Universe. That and developments on Luke Cage and Doctor Strange make what Jones pulled off more unique.
It’s been two years since Marvel and Netflix made a deal to bring four series and The Defenders to the streaming service. At the time, we were still warming to the idea that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was technically part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the idea that four more heroes would be thrown into the mix on top of Marvel’s second and third phases seemed like an amazing expansion of the shared universe.
Do you still feel that way after watching Jessica Jones?
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With Jessica Jones now on Netflix, Marvel is moving full steam ahead with casting on the third Netflix series Luke Cage, with the official site revealing that Sonia Braga (Brothers & Sisters) is set to play Soledad Temple, the mother of Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple.
“A character as strong as Claire needs an equally powerful mother, and with Sonia we found the perfect actress to deliver the stellar performance we needed,” states Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “In Marvel’s Luke Cage, fans will now get a chance to see where Claire got the fire we love her for.”
See Also: Follow all of our Marvel Cinematic Universe coverage here
Luke Cage is set to get arrive on Netflix in 2016, with Mike Colter leading the cast as Power Man alongside Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Claire Temple, Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) as Shades, Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives) as Black Mariah, »
- Gary Collinson
After Mike Colter’s manifold appearances as Luke Cage in Marvel's Jessica Jones Netflix series, anticipation for Cage’s own show is beginning to build. Today, we’ve got a piece of interesting casting news.
"A character as strong as Claire needs an equally powerful mother, and with Sonia we found the perfect actress to deliver the stellar performance we needed," said Marvel’s TV chief Jeph Loeb. "In Marvel's Luke Cage, fans will now get a chance to see where Claire got the fire we love her for."
Braga is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, »
A new actress has finally joined the ranks for the upcoming Marvel Netflix series "Luke Cage," and it's in the form of Sonia Braga as Soledad Temple. I'm sure if you've watched either "Daredevil" or the newer "Jessica Jones," you'll easily be able to tell from her name that she is related to Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple. The actress will play Claire's mother, and is said to be the main source that Claire received several of her traits from, such as her personality.
Image via TVLine
“A character as strong as Claire needs an equally powerful mother, and with Sonia we found the perfect actress to deliver the stellar performance we needed. In ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage,’ fans will now get a chance to see where Claire got the fire we love her for. Sonia Braga? Rosario Dawson? ‘Nuff said. I'm tuning in. When it came to finding someone »
- Nicholas Williams
Melissa Rosenberg’s adorned Jessica Jones may be the talk of Hell’s Kitchen at the moment, but Marvel is quietly laying the groundwork for its next entry into its budding small-screen universe: Luke Cage. Photos emerging from the New York set have showcased a sharp-suited Mike Colter, and today the studio has welcomed a newcomer to the project in the form of Sonia Braga.
Announcing the addition of the Kiss Of The Spider Woman star via Twitter, Marvel noted that the award-winning actress will be stepping into the shoes of Claire Temple’s (Rosario Dawson) mother, Soledad Temple.
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Joining the ranks as a core part of Marvel and Netflix’s third superhero drama, here’s the official announcement per Marvel.
Claire Temple, prepare to meet your mom in #Marvel‘s @LukeCage for #Netflix! https://t.co/X5HP6ca89R
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November »
- Michael Briers
“Drake & Josh” will reunite, as Drake Bell is set to guest star on Josh Peck’s show “Grandfathered,” plus Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series “Luke Cage” has cast Rosario Dawson’s mother in today’s TV news roundup . . .
Sonia Braga has been cast as Soledad Temple on “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” Variety has learned. Braga will play Rosario Dawson’s on-screen mother in the Netflix series. Dawson’s character Claire was introduced to fans in “Daredevil.”
Drake Bell will guest star on the John Stamos Fox comedy “Grandfathered,” the network announced Tuesday. Though Stamos leads the show, Bell’s guest gig will reunite him with co-star Josh Peck, with whom he starred in Nickelodeon’s hit show “Drake & Josh” in the earlier 2000’s.
Bell will play a flashy tech investor to whom Gerald (Peck) and Vanessa (Christina Milian) are desperate to pitch their app idea. His episode is »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Marvel has announced that the casting of Emmy and three-time Golden Globe nominee Sonia Braga in the upcoming Netflix Luke Cage series, playing Soledad Temple - mother of Claire Temple, who's played by Rosario Dawson (the character debuted in "Daredevil” and also appears in "Jessica Jones." Dawson previously inked a contract to appear as Claire Temple in various Marvel universe series and films. Braga became a household name in her native Brazil in 1975 when she starred in the telenovela “Gabriela.” 10 years later, she earned international acclaim for her role in “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” for which she received her first Golden Globe nomination and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Marvel has announced that the casting of Emmy and three-time Golden Globe nominee Sonia Braga in the upcoming Netflix Luke Cage series, playing Soledad Temple - mother of Claire Temple, who's played by Rosario Dawson (the character debuted in "Daredevil” and also appears in "Jessica Jones." Dawson previously inked a contract to appear as Claire Temple in various Marvel universe series and films. Braga became a household name in her native Brazil in 1975 when she starred in the telenovela “Gabriela.” 10 years later, she earned international acclaim for her role in “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” for which she received her first Golden Globe nomination and kicked off her USA career. She would go on to star in “Moon Over Parador” and “The Burning Season,” where she garnered two more Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination. Recently, she’s been seen in “Alias” and “Royal Pains.” “A character as strong »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Marvel’s “Luke Cage” has added Sonia Braga to its cast, the company announced Tuesday. The actress will play Soledad Temple on the Netflix series, which follows Mike Colter‘s titular superhero, who was first introduced in “Jessica Jones.” Soledad Temple is the mother of Claire Temple, the character played by Rosario Dawson, who first appeared in “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones” and will continue to recur throughout the Marvel Netflix series. Also Read: 19 Best and Worst Superheroes to Hit TV: What's Flown? What's Blown? (Photos) “A character as strong as Claire needs an equally powerful mother, and with Sonia we found the perfect actress. »
- Linda Ge
Sonia Braga has joined the cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage, the third series in the pop culture giant’s four-series package for Netflix. The Kiss Of The Spider Woman actress will play Soledad Temple, mother of the Rosario Dawson portrayed Claire Temple – whom we’ve previously met in Marvel's Daredevil and briefly in Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Claire Temple, prepare to meet your mom in #Marvel‘s @LukeCage for #Netflix! https://t.co/X5HP6ca89R — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) Novem… »
Luke Cage is getting a kiss from the spider woman.
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The casting was first reported by Marvel.com.
RelatedJessica Jones Review: Netflix’s Latest Marvel Series Is, Fittingly, Quite Strong
Marvel's Jessica Jones debuted this past weekend, and was an instant hit for Netflix. Both fans and critics alike have been raving about the hour-long episodic drama. And Mike Colter, who's Luke Cage is introduced in the first episode, has become an instant favorite. As any true believer knows, the bar-owning superhero is getting his own Netflix series in 2016, with Marvel's Luke Cage. That series is starting to seriously heat up, and today, we have news of a new casting addition.
Iconic actress Sonia Braga is officially joining the McU. Perhaps best known for her star making turn in 1985's Kiss of the Spider Woman, she will actually have a pretty important role in Hell's Kitchen. She is playing Soledad Temple. She is the mother of Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple.
It sounds as if Claire Temple's role in Luke Cage is going to be even bigger than expected, as Marvel has today announced that her mother will be making an appearance in the highly anticipated series. Emmy and three-time Golden Globe nominee Sonia Braga (Brothers & Sisters) is playing Soledad Temple, and Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, had this to say about the casting today. "A character as strong as Claire needs an equally powerful mother, and with Sonia we found the perfect actress to deliver the stellar performance we needed. In ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage,’ fans will now get a chance to see where Claire got the fire we love her for." Executive Producer and Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker meanwhile also weighed in with his excitement about this latest addition to the cast. "Sonia Braga? Rosario Dawson? ‘Nuff said. I'm tuning in. When it came to finding »
Spoilers ahead for those that haven't completed Jessica Jones yet. Though it was rumored that Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock would show up at some point on the first season of Jessica Jones, those that have watched all 13 episodes will know that wasn't to be. We did get to see Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) again, but aside from a reference or two the Man Without Fear was nowhere to be seen. Still, this new promo teases the inevitable first meeting between Daredevil and Krysten Ritter's superpowered private Investigator. The vid was posted to the Jessica Jones Twitter account, but I think at this point we can assume this latest batch of promos are for the Netflix Marvel shows in general, and are highlighting the fact that they're all connected as we head towards The Defenders. You never know who you might run into around Hell's Kitchen. #JessicaJones https://t. »
You never know who you might run into around Hell's Kitchen. #JessicaJones https://t.co/aPlLoo8Xnn
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) November 23, 2015
Even though the entire first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones is now available to stream on Netflix, the latest promo for the show contains some brand new footage not featured in any of the 13 episodes, giving us another little Daredevil-related tease.
For those of you who have finished binge-watching, you’ll know that Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple popped up towards the end of the series to make that initial connection to the Man Without Fear, but even though Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) was referenced, he never actually showed up despite early rumors that he’d be doing just that.
So, what’s with this promo? Well, we know all of the Netflix projects are connected and will eventually lead to The Defenders, so this is probably »
- Mark Cassidy
Last week, I reviewed the first seven episodes of "Jessica Jones." Now that I've seen the full season, I have some more specific thoughts — with lots of spoilers for everything — coming up just as soon as they have free express shipping in Heaven... For the most part, my opinion's unchanged from the review based on the series' first half: Krysten Ritter and David Tennant were both great, Mike Colter has me eager to see him in the Luke Cage series, and this is easily the best of the Marvel TV shows so far, taking advantage of the creative freedom of Netflix to tell a really dark and unflinching story that did right by the source material. But certain things I was worried about became slightly more worrisome by the end, while other things wound up impressing me more than they did early on. Going point-by-point: There weren't really 13 episodes of story here. »
- Alan Sepinwall
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