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Alice Eve cast in Marvel’s Iron Fist season 2

When Marvel’s Iron Fist returns to Netflix for its second season, it will have Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) among its ranks.

Eve will star as a regular role throughout the season, but Marvel is staying mum right now on who exactly her character is and whether she’s an ally or enemy of the immortal Iron Fist. However, a recent report made just days ago suggests Marvel may have decided on a female villain for the second season.

“We are very excited to have an actress of Alice’s stature join the cast of Marvel’s Iron Fist,” Marvel’s head of television and series executive producer Jeph Loeb said. “Her exceptional talent brings an intrigue and danger to her character unlike anyone else.”

“We’re over the moon that Alice Eve is joining us this season,” said Raven Metzner, Iron Fist‘s showrunner and executive producer.
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‘Iron Fist’ Season 2 Recruits Alice Eve for Mystery Role

Iron Fist is getting some new company in Season 2. Finn Jones' protector of Kun-Lun, sworn enemy of the hand (and thundering dumbass) will be joined by Star Trek: Into Darkness star Alice Eve, who has signed on for the sophomore season of Netflix's hit Marvel series in a mystery role, as Marvel confirms. Eve joins Jones alongside his returning castmembers Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, and Sacha Dhawan. “We are very excited to have an actress of Alice’s stature join the cast of ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist,’” says Marvel TV boss and Iron Fist Ep …
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The Boy With the Topknot – top notch with a dash of schmaltz

This adaptation of Sathnam Sanghera’s memoir of growing up Sikh in the 60s is brave and funny ... but romantic additions detract from the love letter to a family

A young boy in a vest sits on a chair leaning forward so that he is looking at the floor. A woman’s hands gently and lovingly apply oil to his long black hair. So long, it has never been cut. His mother smooths it, combs it, twists it and ties it up, above his head, in a knot.

Now it’s 15 or so years later. A handsome man with short black hair in a busy newspaper office is deciding whether to interview Samuel L Jackson or Simon Cowell. (He chooses Cowell, perhaps because more people will read it, perhaps because it means he gets to go there in a Ferrari.)

Related: Sathnam Sanghera on The Boy with the Topknot: ‘Mum
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Monday’s best TV: The Boy with the Topknot; The Harbour

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Sacha Dhawan stars in an adaptation of journalist Sathnam Sanghera’s witty and heartfelt memoirs; and high season in lovely Tenby

This week on The Harbour, it’s high season in lovely Tenby, bringing the crowds in their thousands. It also brings with it the first big sporting event of the summer, a three-day triathlon. Meanwhile, tyre salesman-turned-mackerel fisherman Roger throws himself into the town’s annual charity bass fishing competition. But there are storms coming, causing an exodus of tourists from the harbour, hitting local businesses that depend on seasonal trade hard. BA

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Sacha Dhawan, star of The Boy With the Topknot: ‘Why didn’t I do this sooner?’

The actor nearly turned down the starring role in the BBC’s primetime drama because it felt too close to his own roots. So why did he change his mind?

Sacha Dhawan is exaggerating, I think, when he tells me he spent most of his life embarrassed about being Asian. But then he talks about joining in the “Paki banter” at school to fit in, trying to “join in with the lads”. He remembers his English nanny making him roasts, not being able to speak Punjabi to his aunties, and being called a coconut – “you know, ‘brown on the outside, white on the inside’” – by his family.

“I felt like I was running away, not just from my culture, but from stuff that was going on at home.” He winces. “I was just not manning up and taking responsibility. My mum and dad were struggling with stuff, but I was
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Sherlock Star Hopes To Replace Jodie Whittaker In Doctor Who One Day

The internet is still reeling from the shocking news that Jodie Whittaker has been cast in Doctor Who. As the first female to ever play the iconic role of the Doctor, everyone seems to have their own opinion on it, with a vocal minority of the fanbase outraged at the decision but the general consensus still being that it’s a step in the right direction for the show. However you feel about having a woman portray the Doctor, there’s no denying that Whittaker’s a talented individual. Just watch Broadchurch for proof of that.

That’s not to say that some of the other names rumored to be in the running for the part wouldn’t have been exciting choices as well though. For instance, many were hoping to see Tilda Swinton nab the role, or even David Harewood. And then, of course, there’s Sacha Dhawan. The
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Iron Fist Season 2: Production Begins December, Plus Why They Switched Showrunners

Last week, it was revealed that Iron Fist would be getting a new showrunner. Out was its original showrunner, Scott Buck, and in was Sleepy Hollow’s Raven Metzner. So what was the reason behind this change. If you listened to our latest episode of Los Fanboys, we wondered whether or not the quality of ABC’s Inhumans (which Scott Buck is showrunning) had to do with Buck getting replaced. It was bad enough that Iron Fist was as poorly received as it was, but coupled together with what looks to be a disaster with Inhumans, it looks like a trend that Marvel may want to avoid.

Related: Iron Fist Changes Showrunners

However, speaking with The Tracking Board, Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb batted down such theories, stating:

“What happened, really very simply, was [Season 1 showrunner] Scott Buck was on [ABC Marvel series] Inhumans and we were delighted to get another order from Netflix and
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Iron Fist Season 2 Expected To Start Shooting This Year; Marvel TV Boss Weighs In On Showrunner Change

Will Marvel launch four standalone superhero series onto Netflix in 2018?

The industry giant is about to notch up a rather impressive achievement later this year, when Thor: Ragnarok will become the third McU instalment of 2017 – after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, of course. But if Sacha Dhawan (Davos) is to be believed, Iron Fist season 2 will begin filming in December ahead of a possible premiere sometime next year. The same release window that Marvel has purportedly earmarked for new instalments of Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Luke Cage.

It should be noted that Dhawan is simply making an estimation here, and when you consider that Marvel only announced plans for a second season at Sdcc last weekend – replete with a new showrunner, but more on that later – the actor’s comments shouldn’t be taken as gospel. Per Screen Geek:

It’s definitely not been confirmed whether or
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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker Cast As First Female Doctor!

For years, fans have been asking for a female Doctor in the sci-fi series Doctor Who. After all, the Doctor is just an alien, so the actual sex that he respawns as is kind of a non-issue. Yet despite this fact, for decades, his regenerations have exclusively led to male-looking counterparts. Prior to the announcement that Peter Capaldi would take on the mantle as the 12th Doctor, many hoped that that would the one that would shepherd in a female Doctor. Obviously, that wasn’t the case, though Capaldi brought a great deal to the character, and that certainly can’t be overlooked.

However, this December’s Christmas special will make way for some great changes. For starters, longtime showrunner Steven Moffat will be stepping down and passing on the reins to Broadchurch showrunner Chris Chibnall. This would seem to be an even more perfect time to change things up
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge now bookmakers’ favourite for the next Doctor in Doctor Who

With Peter Capaldi set to make his exit from Doctor Who in this year’s Christmas Special, the speculation as to who will be the next actor to take on the iconic role of the Time Lord is really heating up.

Although Death Valley star Kris Marshall was widely tipped to have already secured the role of the Thirteenth Doctor, we now have a new bookies’ favourite in Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, while Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) and Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) have both entered the betting after an influx of bets pointing towards the first ever female Doctor.

“A female Doctor Who definitely looks to be in the making as women dominate the betting after a massive reshuffle off the back of Peter Capaldi filming his final scenes as the time lord,” said Aoife Heffron of BoyleSports. “When the news broke that Capaldi would be stepping down as Doctor Who,
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Apparently The Next Doctor Who Has Already Been Cast

It’s no secret that Peter Capaldi’s days as Doctor Who are numbered. There’s 3 episodes left to go before season 10 wraps up and at that point, the titular character will regenerate once again, allowing a new actor to step into the role. To date, the BBC’s remained quiet on who exactly that fresh face will be, with tons of names being rumored for the part but no one confirmed just yet.

Will it be a female for the first time? Another male? Someone unexpected? A longtime fan pick? We really have no idea, but from what we understand, the network’s already made their decision. That’s according to former showrunner Russell T Davies, who spoke to YouTube channel Andy Vision. While he wouldn’t name a name – obviously – he did say that he knows who’s been cast, meaning that an actor has already been selected.
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26 new UK TV shows to look out for

Louisa Mellor Jun 1, 2017

Some exciting new UK drama and comedy commissions are making their way to TV over the next year or so…

We know, we know. You still have two episodes of Fargo season two before you can think about starting season three. You’ve already fallen behind on American Gods. Your planner memory is chock-a-block with Big Little Lies and that Oj Simpson thing and some Spanish prison series your workmate bullied you into recording. You’re struggling to make time for Twin Peaks. New Game Of Thrones is just around the corner. And guess what, Netflix UK have just added a whole new season of It’s Always Sunny, those sods. You need a list of new TV show recommendations like you need a hole in the head.

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And yet, as long as they keep making them, we’ll keep recommending them.
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Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 6 Review – ‘Extremis’

Villordsutch reviews Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 6: Extremis…

Directed by: Daniel Nettheim

Written by: Steven Moffat

Doctor – “Truth at the heart of heresy”

Cardinal Angelo – “…and death at the heart of truth.”

Nardole – “You’d be wizard at writing Christmas crackers you two.”

Answers are given in Extremis. Why Nardole is shadowing the Doctor, who or what is contained within the Vault and where Bill is living since her shared student digs crumbled into dust. Also, midway through this episode I was reminded slightly of a certain Rick and Morty episode though sharing the title would reveal too much.

Unfortunately sharing nearly anything about Extremis could in fact reveal far too much to spoil this week’s rather excellent, if not rather morbidly macabre, episode. In Extremis we find the Doctor – who is still blind – being called upon the services of the Vatican, with the Pope himself arriving to request help.
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Promo images for Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 6 – ‘Extremis’

We’ve already seen a trailer for ‘Extremis’ [watch it here], and now a batch of images have arrived online for the sixth episode of Doctor Who series ten which you can check out below…

See Also: Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 5 Review – ‘Oxygen’

See Also: Luke Treadaway and Sacha Dhawan tipped as candidates to replace Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who

In the Haereticum – the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy – there is an ancient book known only as The Veritas. Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and the danger is spreading. The Vatican appeals to the Doctor. Will he read The Veritas? But can even the Doctor survive the ultimate truth?

Doctor Who series 10 airs on Saturday evenings on BBC One.
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Trailer for Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 6 – ‘Extremis’

A trailer has arrived online for next week’s sixth episode of Doctor Who series ten, entitled ‘Extremis’; watch it below…

See Also: Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 5 Review – ‘Oxygen’

See Also: Luke Treadaway and Sacha Dhawan tipped as candidates to replace Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who

In the Haereticum – the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy – there is an ancient book known only as The Veritas. Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and the danger is spreading. The Vatican appeals to the Doctor. Will he read The Veritas? But can even the Doctor survive the ultimate truth?

Doctor Who series 10 airs on Saturday evenings on BBC One.
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Luke Treadaway and Sacha Dhawan tipped as candidates to replace Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who

With Peter Capaldi set to call time on his role as the Doctor following the current tenth series of Doctor Who, there’s been a lot of speculation as to who will be the next actor to take on the role of the iconic Time Lord in the long-running BBC sci-fi.

Last month, The Mirror claimed that Death in Paradise’s Kris Marshall had already been cast as the Thirteenth Doctor. However, the Radio Times is now disputing that report, stating that Marshall is no longer a shoe-in for the part, and that Luke Treadaway has caught the eye of the production team thanks to his work in the Sky Atlantic series Fortitude and his role in the feature film A Street Cat Named Bob.

The article also goes on to suggest that Sacha Dhawan – who played director Waris Hussein in the BBC’s Doctor Who dramatisation An Adventure in Space and Time
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Iron Fist Season 1 Episode 11 Review – ‘Lead Horse Back to Stable’

Shaun Munro reviews the eleventh episode of Iron Fist

“Lead Horse Back to Stable” opens with an intriguing flashback to Danny’s road to becoming an Iron Fist, cementing how compelling his dynamic with Davos is compared to, well, just about anyone else he interacts with. It helps enormously that Finn Jones’ fellow brit Sacha Dhawan is positively dripping with charisma, surely much more than Jones himself. In fact, Davos is arguably a more interesting – and certainly more tortured – character than Danny, and their shared history is absolutely well-exploited throughout this instalment.

Still, Danny losing his Iron Fist powers is yet another case of the show deliberately working against what most fans want to see, but at least it’s a spanner in the works that feels appropriately placed (as opposed to, say, bafflingly imprisoning him in the second episode). Unfortunately, Danny’s “performance issues” aren’t very interesting because
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Superhero Bits: Wonder Woman MPAA Rating and Comic Influence, Hydra Targets Inhumans & More

Superhero Bits: Wonder Woman MPAA Rating and Comic Influence, Hydra Targets Inhumans & More
Which comics inspired or influenced the Wonder Woman movie? What does James Gunn think of the Howard the Duck movie from 1986? What’s the official rating the MPAA gave Wonder Woman? What other Marvel character would Anthony Mackie like to play? Which McU star helped Sacha Dhawan land a role on Iron Fist? All that […]

The post Superhero Bits: Wonder Woman MPAA Rating and Comic Influence, Hydra Targets Inhumans & More appeared first on /Film.
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Iron Fist: Every Important Thing That Happens in Season 1

The newest series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Netflix's Iron Fist, joins the superhero slate alongside Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Daredevil. The show centers on Danny Rand (Finn Jones), a young martial arts master/billionaire who returns home after 15 years in search of his identity. This proves to be more challenging than he originally thought, because his duty as the Iron Fist gets in the way. In case you're wondering what goes down in the first season, here's what you need to know - including spoilers! Danny's Tragic Past When Danny was a child, he and his parents were in a plane crash near the Himalayan mountains. As the lone survivor, he was rescued by Buddhist monks and raised in K'un L'un, a mystical city in a realm different than Earth. For over 15 years, Danny trained to become a warrior monk and, after passing a deadly test, was chosen
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