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Many fans were hoping that new details would be revealed for the upcoming Marvel's Daredevil show on Netflix during Comic-Con last week, but the show wasn't featured in any of Marvel's panels, until yesterday, the last day of the Con. Marvel held a panel on Sunday to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the comic book company, and the 50th Anniversary of the Daredevil character himself. According to Marvel.com's live blog of the panel, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada revealed that the show is set to debut in May 2015.
While he wouldn't divulge any specific details, Joe Quesada did confirm that they are shooting the series on location in New York City, while comparing his experience in working on the show to the early days of Marvel Knights. The Marvel Knights initiative, which Joe Quesada created with Jimmy Palmiotti, took over many of the "street level" Marvel heroes to revitalize sales. »
A special edition of The Week in Spandex rounding up the superhero news and talking points from Comic-Con, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Doctor Strange, Thunderbolts, Captain America 3, Blade, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Shazam, Justice League, Justice League Dark, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham, Batman Versus Robin, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Superman Lives, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Deadpool and more…
Well, the geek mecca that is the San Diego Comic-Con International has drawn to a close for another year, and naturally we’ve been inundated with superhero news over the past few days. We’ve been covering Comic-Con in depth here at Flickering Myth [check out our archive here], and now here’s a run down of all the big talking points from »
- Gary Collinson
Dark Horse, the elder statesman of independent comics, continues to show no signs of slowing down during this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Even though Marvel now holds the rights to Star Wars, its biggest licensed comics property, Dark Horse struck back by announcing a several creator owned titles in different genres as well as an expansion to the Mignolaverse and a sequel to one of the most beloved novels of the past century. Dark Horse also won some Eisners in a wide variety of categories showing the company’s comics appeal to many types of readers from kids to people who wouldn’t normally read comics.
1. Hellboy and the Bprd Miniseries
Even though Batman has gotten most of the publicity, another comics character is celebrating a big anniversary. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Hellboy’s first appearance in the Seed of Destruction miniseries by Mike Mignola and scripted by John Byrne. »
- Logan Dalton
In the lead up to last night's Marvel Studios panel at Comic Con, the producers and cast members of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" have been talking to press about the movie. In the process a couple of new nuggets of information have come out.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says their recently announced scheduling plans are placeholders based on what other studios are doing, so the delayed slotting in of that May 2018 date was "just a scheduling thing". They haven't talked about a date for a third 'Avengers' yet, but they're loosely aiming for the same three year gap they have between the first film and 'Ultron'.
Asked if any of the characters from the upcoming »
- Garth Franklin
Hollywood has raided the libraries of Marvel, DC and every other comic book publisher it can find for potential source material, and few writers have aroused its interest like Frank Miller. Miller wrote the graphic novels that inspired “The Dark Knight,” “Daredevil” and “300” while making the “Sin City” movies with Robert Rodriguez. At a panel for “A Dame to Kill for,” the second “Sin City” movie, Miller returned Hollywood's affection in his own signature style. “The comic book movies coming out have been getting better because they've been closer to the source material,” Miller told the crowd at Comic-Con Saturday. »
- Lucas Shaw
It's Marvel TV time at Comic-Con, with an hour-long panel that promises to feature Jeph Loeb plus still-unnamed castmembers from both "Marvel's Agents of Shield" and "Marvel's Agent Carter." The question is, will Marvel stop with just the two ABC dramas, or will they start trying to build excitement for the four upcoming Netflix series by, say, bringing in "Daredevil" stars Charlie Cox and Deborah Ann Woll for surprise appearances? (Woll has a long and impressive history of Comic-Con cosplay, including stints as Hit Girl and Axe Cop, so I wouldn't be shocked in the least if she came dressed as Elektra — or Daredevil, for that matter.) And will Loeb be as bombastic as in his usual interviews, or will he acknowledge how rough so much of "Agents of Shield" season 1 was before "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finally gave the show direction? I'll be live-blogging all the action, updating »
- Alan Sepinwall
News that Ben Affleck will play Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sparked some serious backlash last year, but given the recent pictures of him as the hero, we're convinced that Ben will nail his role as Bruce Wayne. Don't believe us? Drawing on his onscreen experience, his proven talents, and his real-life roles as dad and director, we're sharing 11 reasons why Ben Affleck will be a Batman to remember: 1. He Has Superhero Experience . . . Ben made his superhero debut back in 2003 when he donned a red latex suit for Daredevil, and he suited up again in 2006 for Hollywoodland as George Reeves, one of the actors who played Superman. 2. . . . But He's Come a Long Way Since Daredevil Ok, so maybe Daredevil wasn't the most successful superhero film, but that movie came out 10 years ago. (And, for the record, so did Gigli.) Over the past decade, Ben has raised his acting game, »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Planet Hulk / Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Captain America 3, Iron Man 4, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panther, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Sinister Six, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Shazam, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Avengers Assemble, Young Justice and more….
With Comic-Con kicking off tomorrow and a host of superhero news expected, including an announcement on Marvel’s Phase Three movies and – potentially – the future of the DC movie universe, it’s an early (and somewhat abridged) edition of The Week in Spandex this week as we round up all the superhero news from the past few days, with a post-Comic-Con edition set to follow on Monday. Anyway, let’s get cracking…
…Ahead of its release next week, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy »
- Gary Collinson
Kevin Feige should be riddled with doubt.
Each time the president of Marvel Studios has greenlit a movie, he’s been barraged by skeptics. “Iron Man” was considered too obscure. “Captain America” too American. And “Thor” too much of a fantasy figure.
With each movie costing in the neighborhood of $200 million to produce, these questions are certainly warranted. But so far Feige has proved his critics wrong, launching some of Hollywood’s biggest franchises: The nine films Marvel Studios has made since 2008’s “Iron Man” have collectively earned more than $6.4 billion at the worldwide box office.
Now comes the 10th, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” debuting Aug. 1 — along with even more raised eyebrows.
The space-set actioner, which will be promoted at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con, revolves around a ragtag group of otherworldly misfits on the run after stealing an orb whose power threatens the cosmos. It stars Chris Pratt, »
- Marc Graser
Ok, my "history" with this new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has been an emotional roller coaster.
First, I reviewed a script that had the Turtles as alien beings from Dimension X. It had a pretty good first act that I'd totally watch and love, but it ended with the Technodrome warping into Manhattan. Well it Ended for real with a shot of a bunch of new Turtles, including some chicks.
Then Michael Bay said I was full of crap, then I lined up the dates on the script with the news of what drafts were announced, then I got invited down to the set in lower Manhattan where I was happy to see that the design changes to characters were the most drastic: there was a Shredder a Splinter, an April some Ooze, some Ninjas - you know, a Turtle movie. It seemed like the ship was righted and »
With each successive announcement regarding Netflix's upcoming Daredevil television series, I have become more and more excited for the project. The casting of Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rosario Dawson, and Deborah Ann Woll all seem to be pitch perfect and even the departure of Drew Goddard doesn't seem to have impacted the development of the show. But, I cannot help but hoping that the series would be a darker look at the hero than we saw in the Ben Affleck film or even what has been »
- Alex Maidy
We know most of Daredevil's cast, but the story and tone are very much being kept a secret. Though he couldn't reveal too much about the series, Steven S. DeKnight was able to drop a few interesting tidbits of information at tonight's Guardians of the Galaxy premiere. The full interview can be watched in the video below, but perhaps the most revealing detail was what DeKnight had to say about Daredevil's tone. "We're going for a very gritty, 1970's New York feel. We love the idea of beauty in the decay of the city, and Hell's Kitchen being a place that is both horrible and beautiful at the same time. That's why Matt Murdock loves it so much and wants to protect it." That sounds a lot more Frank Miller than Mark Waid, and not too dissimilar to what Joe Carnahan had in store for the Man Without »
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Big Hero 6, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man, Venom, The Sinister Six, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Powers, Heroes Reborn, SuperTed and more….
Wow, there’s been so much superhero news this week, you’d think it was Comic-Con already! We will of course start things off with Marvel Studios’ hotly-anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, with Entertainment Weekly giving us our first look at the film thanks to a cover image featuring Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans) and the new bad guy Ultron (James Spader), which was followed up by a batch of »
- Gary Collinson
This is an article im a bit scared to write. Cause Daredevil is a movie that seems to get a lot of hate. Hell, even Ben Affleck himself says its the only movie he regrets doing. Your movie has got to be pretty bad for your main actor to say that, and Affleck was in Gili. But we arn't here to talk about the Theatrical Cut, we are here to discuss the Directors Cut, and why i believe it should stand up as one of the comic book movies we remember and remeber fondly. 1.) Almost everybody in the movie was perfectly cast. Now, i know what you are thinking. "Shouldn't this apply to the theatrical cut as well since no one was recast in the directors cut?" Now while you are partially right on that statement i put that here cause the sad part is is that although the theatrical »
Coming to Netflix in 2015, the small screen version of Marvel's Daredevil comics is rounding out its cast nicely.
Boardwalk Empire and Stardust's Charlie Cox is in the titular superhero role (or that of lawyer Matt Murdock when he's not wearing the suit), joined by Eldon Henson as colleague and pal Foggy Nelson, Vincent D'Onofrio as crimelord Kingpin, and not forgetting Rosario Dawson in a recurring but as-yet unannounced role.
Daredevil's newest recruit is a key role, that of law firm colleague and love interest, Karen Page. Deborah Ann Woll, now free from her True Blood commitments as Jessica Hamby since filming wrapped on the show's final season, is to play Page. Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, you might remember, took the role in the little-loved 2003 movie adaptation.
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Joss Whedon spoke about Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is still filming in London, firstly discussing Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson's characters Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, saying: "They're on Team Ultron, which makes things really hard for the Avengers because all of sudden they're dealing with powers that they're not used to... With the first Avengers, everybody pretty much had the power of being able to punch somebody, and now we have a woman who can get inside your head and move objects, and a boy that can move faster than anything, and a robot Ultron who can self-replicate and is out of his mind. So all of sudden, it's a darker, weirder, tougher world that they're living in." Taylor-Johnson chimed in adding, "There's a lot of clashing. He's quick tempered. He gets agitated. He's impatient. But he's super protective... They're very yin-and-yang in that twin sense. In his power, »
- Brad Brevet
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New Role For "True Blood" Vamp: Deborah Ann Woll, who plays vampire Jessica on HBO's "True Blood," has landed a sweet new role as her time in Bon Temps is coming to a close. According to EW, the actress will play Karen Page on the Marvel "Daredevil" TV series on Netflix. The character is the hero's longest-running love interest in the comic books and was only briefly shown in the previous Ben Affleck big screen version. She will co-star with Charlie Cox as Murdock/Daredevil, Vincent D’Onofrio as crime lord ...
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Woll will play Karen Page, the greatest ongoing romance for the comic title's blind hero Matt Murdock (played by Charlie Cox). Murdock is a lawyer by day, crime-fighting hero by night who protects New York's dangerous Hell's Kitchen area and its citizens.
First appearing in the comics in 1964, Page is a secretary at Murdock's law firm and eventually learns of Matt's secret life as the superhero Daredevil. Ellen Pompeo played the role in the 2003 film where it was more of a throwaway part while Jennifer Garner's Elektra was the central female role.
Here, the role is said to be the first time the character will be accurately portrayed on screen as she was in the comics. Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus") is the showrunner on the »
- Garth Franklin
True Blood actress Deborah Ann Woll has joined the cast of the Netflix series Daredevil. She will play the female lead and the love interest for Matt Murdock. Page appeared in the first Daredevil #1 comic back in 1964 and was Murdock’s longest-running love interest before her death at the hands of Bullseye.
In the comics, Page is the secretary at Matt Murdock’s law firm and was infatuated with the blind hot shot lawyer the moment they met. The character actually featured in the 2003 Daredevil movie being portrayed by Ellen Pompeo, however all of her scenes were deleted from the final cut.
The cast of Daredevil has been growing for the last few weeks with Charlie Cox (Stardust) as Matt Murdock, Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket) as the Kingpin, Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) as Foggy Nelson, Peter Shinkoda (Falling Skies) as Hachiro and Rosario Dawson (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel's Daredevil, which is currently in production for Netflix, has finally found its love interest. True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll will play Karen Page, Matt Murdock's greatest ongoing romance from the comic books.
Deborah Ann Woll will star opposite Charlie Cox in the 13-episode series, which follows a blind lawyer by day, crime-fighting hero by night who protects New York's dangerous Hell's Kitchen area and its citizens.
Karen Page is the longest running love interest for Matt Murdock in the original Marvel comic books. The character was created by Stan Lee and first appeared in 1964. She is a secretary at Murdock's law firm, Nelson & Murdock, and she eventually learns of Matt's secret life as a superhero. Ellen Pompeo originated the character on screen in 2003's Daredevil starring opposite Ben Affleck.
The Netflix series will be the first time the character is accurately portrayed on screen as she was in the comic books, »
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