18 items from 2016
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Deadpool, Wolverine, Deadpool vs. Wolverine, X-Men: Apocalypse, Legion, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Justice League Mortal, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, Teen Titans, Batman: Bad Blood, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash and more…
The 2016 superhero season kicks off next week with the hotly-anticipated arrival of Deadpool (which has been granted a 15-certificate from the BBFC, for any of our younger UK readers who were worried they might miss out), and so naturally Fox’s marketing department has been working overtime. Among the promotional material flooding the internet this week, we have a Rob Liefeld poster, »
- Gary Collinson
With Netflix announcing earlier this month that it has renewed Jessica Jones, star Rachael Taylor has been talking to Comic Book Resources about what she’d like to see for her character Trish Walker in the second season of the Marvel show… yep, you’ve guessed it – Hellcat!
“I try not to get ahead of myself and think about it too much, because it’s easy to get carried away and think about things,” states Taylor. “I already feel like I have more than my share, in a way, being on Netflix, being in the Marvel Universe, being in this show that has resonated so deeply with people. But of course, I mean, it would be amazing. … To take it that one step further is something that, yeah, I’d love to get my teeth stuck into whatever happens to the character.”
- Gary Collinson
If the inaugural season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones was designed very much as an origins tale for Krysten Ritter’s titular private eye, could next year’s season 2 see Patsy Walker fulfilling her comic book arc and becoming Hellcat?
It’s a proposition actress Rachael Taylor has contemplated in the past, revealing that the dual role is something she’d “love to get my teeth stuck into whatever happens to the character.” Food for thought, then, though in a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Taylor touched base on how her character fits into the grand scheme of things.
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Firstly, Taylor reflected on the core relationship between Trish and Jessica in the opening season, and why the former is perhaps a little frustrated that Ritter’s superhero doesn’t call upon her powers more often.
I think Trish would really like to see Jessica use her gifts, »
- Michael Briers
You could say she wouldn’t exactly paw off the opportunity…
The Marvel series has been successful since it burst onto the scene in 2015, and has recently been renewed for a second season, in which Taylor will become Hellcat.
The 31-year-old told Comic Book Resources: “I try not to get ahead of myself and think about it too much. But of course, I mean, it would be amazing.”
But can fans get excited to see less of Hellcat the ally, and more of Hellcat the superheroine?
It’s not likely to happen, but Netlfix’s chief content officer, »
- Daniel Youde
It’s no secret that Marvel and Netflix danced around the decision to order a sophomore season of Jessica Jones, perhaps in fear that it would clash with the former’s plans for the planned Defenders universe. But as lead star Krysten Ritter noted before, the inaugural season ended in such a way that there was plenty of story left to tell regarding New York’s no-nonsense private eye.
Low and behold, the stars aligned only a fortnight ago when Marvel and Netflix officially greenlit Jessica Jones season 2, bringing Ritter, Melissa Rosenberg, Rachael Taylor, Mike Colter and Carrie-Anne Moss back to Hell’s Kitchen in early 2017.
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But which direction will Rosenberg pursue? Mooted reports of David Tennant’s Kilgrave returning reared their head only last week, though such a return would naturally present some logistical problems. By all accounts, with Alias Investigations now up and running once more, »
- Michael Briers
We’re finding it hard to Smile this week as we reach the end of our coverage of the latest and possibly best Marvel and Netflix TV show. Join us for our Jessica Jones S01E13 Aka Smile Podcast discussion all about the finale of the Marvel TV show. This time we discuss whether Jessica can fly, how Claire Temple plays in her second Netflix appearance and the final showdown between Jessica Jones and Kevin Kilgrave. We’ve loved covering this series since the 20th of November 2015 and we’re delighted that it ended on a high.
Synopsis for Jessica Jones S01E13 – “Aka Smile”
After her shot to his head, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) get some unexpected help at the hospital from someone else in Jessica’s neighborhood who is intimately acquainted with gifted heroes. As she looks after an injured Luke, »
- Luke Owen
Did Jonas come to visit you last week?
If so, I hope you and yours are all healthy and safe.
Jonas, of course, is the huge winter storm that not only dumped record-breaking amounts of snow on the Mid-Atlantic States and Eastern Seaboard up to Boston, but also caused major coastal flooding in areas that are still recovering from Sandy, like the Jersey shore. An 84-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was shut down, and 500 cars, trucks, and buses were stranded in the blizzard for almost a full day, with the National Guard delivering medicine, food and water, and gasoline (to keep the cars running and warm) to hundreds of people.
Governor Shamu – I mean New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – finally got the message and left New Hampshire, where he has been campaigning to come back to the state that he ostensibly governs. Everywhere there were travel bans; Mayor Bill de Blasio »
- Mindy Newell
Arq is written and directed by Tony Elliott (Orphan Black), and is described as “a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the near future when the oil supply has run dry. Trapped in a house and surrounded by a gang of mysterious masked intruders, an engineer (Amell) must protect a technology that could deliver unlimited energy and end the wars that have consumed the world. The only problem is that the technology has created a time loop that condemns him and his friends all to relive the same day over and over.”
Filming on the low-budget project is slated to get underway in Toronto in the winter. Expect it some time in 2017.
- Gary Collinson
After making a big splash in the original film arena with the likes of "Beasts of No Nation," "The Ridiculous 6" and "Manson Family Vacation" last year, streaming giant Netflix has used the eve of the Sundance Film Festival to announce several more films it has on the way.
The company has come on board to finance and distribute five titles, along with acquiring the worldwide streaming rights to the Iranian horror movie "Under the Shadow" which premieres at the festival tomorrow night. Set during the bloodshed of the Iran-Iraq War in 1988, Babak Anvari helms that Farsi-language story which follows a mother and daughter who start to believe their home is haunted by a djinn.
- Garth Franklin
"Orphan Black" writer Tony Elliott penned and will direct the film set in a near future when all the oil has run out. Amell plays an engineer who who has in his possession technology that could deliver unlimited energy for the world.
He must protect it from a gang of mysterious masked intruders who've surrounded the house he's in. The catch? The technology has created a time loop that condemns him and his friends all to relive the same day over and over.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Netflix continues on its way to being a film studio contender, and their latest project has just hit the Interwebs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robbie Amell and Rachael Taylor, known to fanboys for their work on comic book shows… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Netflix is getting into the business of turn-back-the-clock entertainment. “Orphan Black” writer Tony Elliott is scripting and directing “Arq,” a thriller that should get fanboys and girls counting down the days to its release on Netflix thanks to its cast — “The Flash” actor Robbie Amell and “Jessica Jones” actress Rachael Taylor — and also thanks to its time loop premise. The Hollywood Reporter, which posted the news about “Arq” on Wednesday, had this description for the movie: “Arq” is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the near future when the oil supply has run dry. Trapped in a house and surrounded by a gang of mysterious masked intruders, an engineer (Amell) must protect a technology that could deliver unlimited energy and end the wars that have consumed the world. The only problem is that the technology has created a time loop that condemns him and his friends all to relive the same day over and over. »
- Emily Rome
We’re at our penultimate episode with Jessica Jones S01E12 Aka Take A Bloody Number Podcast. This time we talk about a tender moment between Luke and Jessica, we question if I.G.H could have a connection to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Fist and naturally that big dance floor battle.
Synopsis for Jessica Jones S01E12 – “Aka Take a Bloody Number”
Luke Cage (Mike Colter) reveals to Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) that he was ordered by Kilgrave (David Tennant) to destroy his bar as the hunt for Kilgrave reignites….sorry reunites Jessica with Luke as bridges are built over the death of Luke’s former wife Reva as he forgives her of any blame. Meanwhile Simpson (Wil Traval) has vanished at the hands of Doctor Koslov just as Trish’s mother (Rebecca De Mornay) presents unexpected information to her »
- Luke Owen
It might be said that many of us love Netflix at the moment and, yes, I mean love. A sublime selection of programmes, films, originals and more have been gracing the streaming service and we’ve all been winners for some of the best television in years. Let alone the first series of Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Daredevil, House of Cards, Master of None… and that’s just some I can think of right now. We’ve all found our favourites.
2016 is set to be another huge year for the Netflix folk, with Marvel’s Jessica Jones getting a second series; and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. Anyway, enough of me, here’s your info:
- Dan Bullock
The actors and writers behind “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” didn’t necessarily set out to contribute to the conversation around rape, sexual assault and consent, but on Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour, executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg said she is glad that the show is part of that increasingly urgent dialogue.
“We never walked into the writing room going, ‘We are now going to take on rape and abuse and feminism,'” Rosenberg said at the TCA panel for the Netflix drama, which was picked up Sunday for a second season. “We walked in telling a story for this character. And by being true to her character, it was true to the issues.”
“What’s so special about how Melissa has tackled some of the issues that [the media] picked up on, is that, [she’s] never didactic with it,” said Rachael Taylor, who plays Jessica’s best friend, Trish Walker. »
- Maureen Ryan
Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced premiere dates for several upcoming comedy series and kids series, the renewal of its acclaimed drama Marvel's Jessica Jones and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Concussion and Doctor Who) and Canada's Mackenzie Davis (The F Word, Halt & Catch Fire and The Martian) have been cast in lead roles in one of the episodes of the Netflix original series Black Mirror. Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends) will direct the episode. Created and written by Charlie Brooker, the series is produced by House of Tomorrow, and Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones serve as executive producers.
Netflix also announced that Marvel's Jessica Jones will return for a second season. Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel's Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular »
Netflix has announced that Marvel's Jessica Jones will return for a second season. Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel's Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade. After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a private investigator in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.
Critics' Choice award nominee Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) is joined by an amazing cast including David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval, among others. The series is executive produced by series showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Dexter) and Liz Friedman (Elementary), along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Daredevil, Lost, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
Marvel's Jessica Jones is the second of four Netflix original series', »
The season one cast of Marvel's Jessica Jones also includes David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval. It is executive produced by series showrunner Melissa Rosenberg and Liz Friedman, with Jeph Loeb.
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18 items from 2016
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