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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, »
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
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
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… »
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.
Robert Mitchum ca. late 1940s. Robert Mitchum movies 'The Yakuza,' 'Ryan's Daughter' on TCM Today, Aug. 12, '15, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series is highlighting the career of Robert Mitchum. Two of the films being shown this evening are The Yakuza and Ryan's Daughter. The former is one of the disappointingly few TCM premieres this month. (See TCM's Robert Mitchum movie schedule further below.) Despite his film noir background, Robert Mitchum was a somewhat unusual choice to star in The Yakuza (1975), a crime thriller set in the Japanese underworld. Ryan's Daughter or no, Mitchum hadn't been a box office draw in quite some time; in the mid-'70s, one would have expected a Warner Bros. release directed by Sydney Pollack – who had recently handled the likes of Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand, and Robert Redford – to star someone like Jack Nicholson or Al Pacino or Dustin Hoffman. »
- Andre Soares
Feldman is a former studio executive, awards consultant, and 27-year member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ public relations branch. His views are his own.
We’ve heard it all before.
When it comes to the Academy Awards broadcast, everyone’s a critic. The show is too long. The jokes are lame. The wrong films were nominated. Everyone knows what’s wrong with the telecast and has at least one idea about how to fix it.
Luckily for the Motion Picture Academy, ABC, Hollywood in general and those of us who toil in it, many members of the press have lots of ideas. In Ramin Setoodeh’s Feb. 24 Variety essay “How to Fix the Oscars in Five Easy Steps,” for example, the journalist proposes improvements to save a ceremony that he says is “facing an identity crisis” as it becomes “more and more insular” each year.
To explain what he means by this, »
- Bruce R. Feldman
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