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14 items from 2014


Flickering Myth Reaction – Daredevil reveal at Nycc

13 October 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth staff react to the Daredevil reveal at the New York Comic Con…

Over the weekend at the New York Comi-Con, Marvel and Netflix held a panel for their upcoming Daredevil show and gave us our first look at Charlie Cox as The Man Without Fear. You can read a recap of the footage shown here.

But what did the Flickering Myth writing and editorial staff think of our first look for Daredevil?

Ben Rayner: …looks like the Deadpool: Pulp costume to me. Not sure if I like it or not. He must have been blind when he made it…

Luke Owen: Who would have thought that they’d go down The Trail of The Incredible Hulk route? I like this as a starting point. It fits their “dark and grittty” mood, even if it does raise questions about what mask they’ll do for Iron »

- Luke Owen

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Ben Affleck Disses Daredevil; Explains Why Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Will Be Better

6 October 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When Ben Affleck was announced to play Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the news was met with the inevitable uninformed backlash.  Part of this backlash came from the fact that Affleck's previous superhero movie, Daredevil, wasn't good, and therefore he must be kept away from all superhero movies whatsoever until the rest of time.  While Affleck doesn't sympathize with these people, he does recognize that Daredevil kind of sort of sucked. During an appearance on Nrp's All Things Considered, Affleck said "Indeed I have regrets about Daredevil," and "Look, if I thought we were remaking Daredevil, I'd be out there picketing myself."  He explained that his frustration came from "exacting standards" and "I want to do excellent work and I don't always succeed, but I think you have to start out with that drive."  Hit the jump for what he says drove him to play Batman. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Ben Affleck says that ‘Batman V Superman’ won’t be anything like ‘Daredevil'

6 October 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Although his recent work on "The Town" and "Argo" might seem to have redeemed such early career missteps as "Surviving Christmas" and "Gigli," that didn’t prevent comic fans from erupting into coughing paroxysms of “Daredevil!” last year when Ben Affleck was cast as the Dark Knight in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." While the actor’s 2003 turn as the Man Without Fear was successful enough to produce a spinoff — the best-forgotten "Elektra" — it met with a less-than-enthusiastic response from fans of the source material. Of course, most of the criticism wasn’t levied as the actors, but rather at the writing and directing of Mark Steven Johnson, who also also brought us "Ghost Rider." Nevertheless, Affleck certainly doesn’t consider "Daredevil" a high point of his 30-year career, and he assures skeptics he’s not looking to repeat that experience with "Batman v Superman." “Indeed I have regrets about 'Daredevil, »

- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources

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Ben Affleck Says He'd Picket Batman v Superman If It Were Anything Like Daredevil

5 October 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Ben Affleck first signed on to play Batman in Zack Snyders upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans (including myself) were quick to point out that the film won't be the first time that the actor/director has tried to play a legendary comic book character. Back in 2003 he was hired to play the titular character in director Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil, and while that movie was successful at the box office, it's not exactly one of the best examples of the superhero genre. Surely Affleck has been reminded of this constantly since becoming the new Dark Knight, but the reality is that he has a lot of regrets about that particular title and has no interest in repeating any element of it in Batman v Superman. The subject of Daredevil and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came up in a recent interview NPR did with »

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Daredevil Series Will Not Make Mistakes the Movie Did

22 September 2014 9:43 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Ben Affleck and Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil movie doesn't get lot of love from the fans because it was kind of a terribly made film. Marvel knows this, so they aren't going to make the same mistakes this time around when developing their Netflix series. 

Marvel television executive Jeph Loeb was interviewed by Kfi Am 640, and during the interview he used the opportunity to comfort the fans of the comic who hated the movie saying:

"When we started talking to our actors and to our directors, this is with all due respect to the film, if you want to know what we're not doing, go watch the movie. If you want to know what we're doing, it's very much steeped in the world of the comics, but it also has a life of its own and that's really what television and our films really do is that we take the best. »

- Joey Paur

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Obscure comic book movies that nearly got the greenlight

19 September 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We have a look at some of the more obscure comic book movie ideas which nearly made it to the big screen…

We've recently been investigating the pile of nearly-made-its in the ever-growing world of cinematic comic book adaptations. You could be forgiven for thinking Hollywood will strap wads of cash to any old comic book writer who stumbles past their door, but so far we’ve written approximately 5,000 words that say otherwise.

First, we delved into DC’s chequered past and found heaps of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman projects that we’ll sadly never get to see (and some other projects we’re quite glad we’ll never have to sit through). We then did the same for Marvel, unearthing plans for a Paul McCartney Silver Surfer rock opera, James Cameron’s bizarre Spider-Man script ideas and an amazingly-cast Dazzler animation from the 1980s. 

Now, we turn our »

- ryanlambie

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‘The Killing Season’ Blu-ray Review

26 August 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: John Travolta, Robert De Niro, Milo Ventimiglia, Elizabeth Olin, Diana Lyubenova, Kalin Sarmenov, Stefan Shterev | Written by Evan Daugherty | Directed by Mark Steven Johnson

Emil Kovac (Travolta) is a former Scorpions soldier based in Serbia on the assignment of his career: find and capture Colonel Benjamin Ford (De Niro). Wanted for being a former Nato operative, Ford has now retired from war and lives a reclusive lifestyle in the Appalachian mountains. Determined to finish what his people started, Kovac poses as a friendly European tourist and tracks Ford to his secret hideaway. As Kovac gets all the evidence he needs, he pursues Ford in a brutal game of cat and mouse, intent on bringing him to justice.

A film starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta going straight to DVD and Blu-ray? That can’t be right surely? Well if it’s The Killing Season it can.

First Blood, »

- Phil Wheat

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Win Killing Season on Blu-ray

15 August 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Killing Season on 18th August, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Two veterans of the Bosnian War – American Benjamin Ford (De Niro) and former Serbian soldier, Emil Kovac (Travolta) – meet once more to settle old battle scores, but end up engaged in a psychological cat and mouse game that becomes a deadly, personal war. Set against the backdrop of a forbidding and remote mountain landscape and full of tense stand-offs Killing Season is thrilling action packed new movie.

Also starring Milo Ventimiglia (Rocky Balboa, TV’s Heroes), written by Evan Daugherty (Divergent, Snow White & The Huntsman) and directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil, Ghost Rider) Killing Season will pack a punch this summer.

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As Predicted Here, Resolution Agents Adam Kanter And Martin Spencer Land At Paradigm; Which Clients Will Come?

13 March 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

As Deadline reported last Friday, Paradigm has confirmed that agents Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer have joined the agency after their abrupt exits from Resolution. Word had raced last week that this was happening, as the two agents did not want to take paycuts from their low-seven-figure salaries. The two joined Jeff Berg last year shortly after he left ICM to launch Resolution, and those agents came from CAA. At Paradigm, they should feel right at home alongside former CAA cohorts Bob Bookman, Ken Stovitz, Rand Holston and most recently Manny Nunez. Related: Resolution Agents Martin Spencer, Adam Kanter Exiting; Paradigm Next Stop? So now, the big question is which clients will join them in the move. Here are the ones I’m hearing are most likely to make the jump to Paradigm: Stuart Beattie, Stalingrad helmer Fedor Bondarchuk, Joe Johnston, Mark Steven Johnson, Malcolm Lee, Rob Minkoff, Evan and Shea Mirzai, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Will Preacher be the ultimate comic book TV adaptation?

7 February 2014 9:50 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The much revered road trip western is violent, often hilarious – and has been greenlit for the screen by cable channel AMC

Preacher is a cherished 1990s comic book story set in motion by an affair between a demon and an angel. So perhaps it is appropriate that attempts to transfer it to the screen have been stuck in development hell for years. Writer/director Kevin Smith was initially rumoured to be turning Preacher into a movie, although he has since downplayed his involvement. Then HBO were going to adapt it as a TV series with Mark Steven Johnson, the director of duff superhero blockbuster Daredevil. Then it was going to be a Sam Mendes film, before he decided to make Skyfall instead. No one, it seemed, had the gumption to do Preacher justice.

Now AMC, the former classic movie channel turned cable drama powerhouse, has given the green light to the project, »

- Graeme Virtue

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Will Preacher be the ultimate comic book TV adaptation?

7 February 2014 9:50 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The much revered road trip western is violent, often hilarious – and has been greenlit for the screen by cable channel AMC

Preacher is a cherished 1990s comic book story set in motion by an affair between a demon and an angel. So perhaps it is appropriate that attempts to transfer it to the screen have been stuck in development hell for years. Writer/director Kevin Smith was initially rumoured to be turning Preacher into a movie, although he has since downplayed his involvement. Then HBO were going to adapt it as a TV series with Mark Steven Johnson, the director of duff superhero blockbuster Daredevil. Then it was going to be a Sam Mendes film, before he decided to make Skyfall instead. No one, it seemed, had the gumption to do Preacher justice.

Now AMC, the former classic movie channel turned cable drama powerhouse, has given the green light to the project, »

- Graeme Virtue

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Team with AMC and Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin for Preacher

7 February 2014 1:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

There had been rumours, but now it’s official: This Is The End’s Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are adapting Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s critically acclaimed DC/Vertigo comic book series, Preacher. After a number of failed attempts to bring it to life on the big and small screen, AMC, the Us cable network responsible for Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, have given it the green light.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will write and serve as executive producers, while Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) has been brought on board to serve as showrunner. Neil Moritz, Vivian Cannon, Ori Marmur, Ken Levin, and Jason Netter are all set to executive produce as well.

For those of you unfamiliar with Preacher, it revolves around Rev. Jesse Custer, a bad-ass Texas preacher who, after losing his faith, learns that God has left Heaven and forsaken his duties. Jesse becomes »

- Josh Wilding

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Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Breaking Bad Writer Sam Catlin to Adapt Garth Ennis’ Comic Preacher into a TV Series for AMC

6 February 2014 12:40 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's comic Preacher has been on a long and winding road to reach either a big or a small screen.  The 75-issue series begins with small town preacher Jesse Custer receiving the power to speak with the "Word of God" and command others to do his bidding, but the story then expands far beyond to include an Irish vampire, sadistic cousins who will fuck anything with a hole, a relentless and perverted operative, the "Saint of Killers" who can kill anything, and a character who, in a failed suicide attempt, blows his face off and takes on the name, "Arseface."  When the project was being developed by Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil) in 2006 for HBO, the network passed because it was deemed "too dark and too violent and too controversial."  So now, in 2014, it will go to AMC with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) at the helm. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Batman Vs. Superman: Ben Affleck Talks Batman Backlash

27 January 2014 3:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While the vitriol has subsided considerably, there was a massive outpouring of negativity from fanboys around the world when Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in Batman Vs. Superman. The actor, of course, is no stranger to the superhero genre, portraying blind vigilante Matt Murdock in Marvel's 2003 adventure Daredevil. During a recent interview with Playboy, the actor revealed that Daredevil was the only movie he ever regretted, which may have been part of the motivation in taking on the Batman role. The actor also spoke about the immense negative reactions from the fans and how he handled that, how Zack Snyder's vision convinced him to take the role, how this new version of Batman doesn't "compete" with Christian Bale's version, and how he has grown as an actor and an artist over the past 10 years.

The actor was told that George Clooney keeps a photo of himself as »

- MovieWeb

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