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Exclusive: The Defenders showrunner Marco Ramirez chats about the show, Sigourney Weaver & possible McU crossovers

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Author: Scott Davis

After building up a huge following on the small screen, Marvel are preparing to unleash their television version of The Avengers with the superhero team-up The Defenders, which see’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist come together to fight a seeimingly insurmountable evil in New York City and sees them lock horns with the legendary Sigourney Weaver who takes on villain duties in the mini-series.

We were lucky enough to speak to the head showrunner of the show Marco Ramirez, who was also the lead runner of Daredevil and chat all things Netflix and Marvel.

“It (The Defenders) was always something that was part of the plan and when Netflix and Marvel signed the deal it was these our shows and then The Defenders, which was like this ‘superbowl’.” said Ramirez when we spoke about the hugely anticipated show, saying that there was no
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Marvel’s Runaways Is Set In The Same Universe As The Netflix Shows

We’ve always been told that Marvel’s TV shows are set within the realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that unites their movies. Mostly, though, this just means that the likes of Daredevil and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can namecheck Iron Man or the Hulk once in a while. The shows don’t ever crossover themselves, though. For instance, Phil Coulson isn’t going to turn up on, say, Jessica Jones anytime soon.

Intriguingly, though, some new information suggests that the latest series to join Marvel’s TV output, Hulu’s Runaways, will be connected to the Netflix corner of the McU. If true, this will be the first time that Marvel series that air on different networks have crossed over – even in just a namedropping sense – in a major way.

The news comes courtesy of Decider, who claim that Marvel TV president Jeph Loeb confirmed at TCA 2017 that Runaways
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Listen to the Haunting Theme Song For Netflix's Castlevania Animated Series

As we wait for the upcoming animated series adaptation of the Nintendo classic Castlevainia to be released, Netflix has shared the theme song for us to listen to. It's a haunting and eerie musical score that echo's the tone of the original Nes game music.

The score is called "The True Science" and it was created by composer Trevor Morris. He also did the music for the Marvel series Iron Fist. When talking to Nerdist about the working on the project, he said:

“Being asked to contribute to Castlevania was such a great call to get. As a composer it’s just a cool, colorful and interesting world to get into, and provides endless inspiration for music. It was just such a fun and cool project to work on, I could score Castlevania for years and years."

The writer of the series, Warren Ellis, added:

"Trevor is a master of his art: hugely innovative,
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Cool Promo Art For Netflix's Castlevania Animated Series Was Inspired By the Original Nes Box Art

Some great new promo art has surfaced for Netflix's new animated Castlevania series. What I love about this is that it was awesomely inspired by the original Nes box art, only it's done in the same animation style as the game. The art features the main character Simon Belmont wielding his whip as he faces the castle in the distance, with Dracula looking over the sinister castle.

Last week the first trailer was released for the new series, which you need to check out here in case you missed it. This show looks like it's going to be so cool and the trailer definitely got me excited for it. I was such a huge fan of the original game and it's so fun to see this new series call back to that game that many of us grew up playing. 

Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a
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Wicked Cool First Trailer For Netflix's Castlevania Animated Series

Netflix has released the first trailer for their upcoming Castlevania animated series and it's pretty exciting! This is the same series that's being developed by Adi Shankar (Dredd) and Fred Seibert (Fairly OddParents, Adventure Time). As you'll see, the show went with a beautiful anime art style to tell the story, which works perfectly for the property. It's been said that the series has a Game of Thrones vibe to it and it certainly shows in this trailer.

I'm a big fan of the Castlevania video game franchise and I can't wait to watch this cool looking series! Here's the synopsis:

Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. The animated series is from Frederator Studios, a Wow! Unlimited Media company,
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Marvel’s Runaways Gets Series Order By Hulu, First Official Poster!

Update: The official Runaways social media accounts released the first official poster for the show. Check it out below!

Original Story:

Marvel is continuing in its slow domination of the universe. It started modestly enough in 2008 with Iron Man, and has since taken over the cinemas in a huge way. Similarly, they’ve stretched their reach to the TV front, starting with networks like ABC. Soon after, it expanded to Netflix with shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, among others (all of which will culminate in a Defenders series later this year). More recently, Marvel has turned to more specific targeting of their deomographics, with shows like Cloak and Dagger and New Warriors landing on the “tween” channel Freeform.

Marvel continues to spread the love with another of its shows that’s been in the works for some time: Runaways. The show follows a group of teens who find out that their parents are supervillains,
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Details Revealed for Netflix's Castlevania Animated Series; It Will Have a Game Of Thrones Vibe

Yesterday Netflix announced that they will be releasing an animated series adaptation of the hit video game Castlevania later this year. As it turns out, this is indeed the animated project that Adi Shankar (Dredd) and Fred Seibert (Fairly OddParents, Adventure Time) were working on. So, it looks like the R-rated ultra-violent and dark take on the franchise is still in play.

Thanks to Shankar, we now have an official synopsis to share with you offering details on the story, and the producer also offers up some thoughts on what he's got cooking and boldly exclaims that Castlevania "will end the streak and be the western world’s first good video game adaptation." Here's the synopsis:

Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself.
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Marvel’S Runaways Cast & Character Descriptions Revealed!

Marvel has had an interesting run with their TV shows. While we had our doubts about how everything would turn out when it became clear that they’d have properties spread out across separate networks and streaming services, it all seems to be coming together. Rather than horde their franchises to the same safe, Disney-owned entity, they divvied up their properties based on demographic. The more general stuff would go on ABC, the adult stuff on Netflix, and the teen stuff would go on other services, like Hulu.

Their first foray into the more teen-centric space with Marvel’s Runaways. Don’t recognize the name? No worries. The I.P. has nowhere near the recognizability of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the like, but we’ve seen Marvel work wonders with relatively obscure characters and properties. At the end of the day, that red Marvel logo and overall execution
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‘Legion’: Creator Noah Hawley on Taking FX Series Beyond X-Men

‘Legion’: Creator Noah Hawley on Taking FX Series Beyond X-Men
TV’s first live-action X-Men series does not have many X-Men in it. In fact, FX’s “Legion” pilot boasts only one character from the Marvel comic books about so-called mutants. There is no Magneto, no Jean Grey, no Wolverine. There is definitely no Deadpool. The word “mutant” isn’t even mentioned until halfway through the episode.

If “Legion,” which premieres Feb. 8, feels like a distant cousin to the movie franchise that has grossed almost $4.4 billion worldwide for Fox since the first “X-Men” premiered in 2000, that is by design.

The designer is Noah Hawley, the writer- showrunner who pulled off the impossible by adapting the Coen Brothers’ cult-classic film “Fargo” into a critically acclaimed television series. For his next trick, Hawley will attempt the unimaginable yet again: reinventing the superhero genre with a show about an obscure character plucked from the bowels of a franchise whose recent screen iterations have prompted whispers of fan fatigue.

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Marvel and Funko release animated short Spellbound featuring Iron Man, Spider-Man and Loki

Marvel Entertainment and Funko have launched a new series of animated shorts featuring some of Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes and Villains in Pop! Vinyl format. The first of three offerings, Spellbound, is available to watch right here, and sees Spider-Man and Iron Man teaming up to battle the devious Loki and his mind-controlling scepter. Check it out…

“Telling Marvel stories in the Funko Pop! aesthetic is a special kind of magic unlike anything we’ve ever done. These shorts are both hilarious and action-packed – and irresistibly adorable too. Really, I think all audiences will love them,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation and Family Entertainment.

“We are beyond excited to bring our Pop! Vinyl to life by collaborating with Marvel,” added Mark Robben, Funko’s Director of Marketing. “We hope fans enjoy these short films as much as they do collecting Pop!, and hopefully
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Luke Cage: making a star of a lesser-known character

Mike Cecchini Sep 29, 2016

The creators of Marvel's Luke Cage discuss how they approached bringing the character to life on the small screen...

Luke Cage, Shades, Cottonmouth, or Mariah Dillard aren't the most high profile characters in the Marvel Universe, but most of us can remember a time when Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America were still considered second-stringers behind Spider-Man and the X-Men

Marvel's Netflix shows have been more than just mature, ambitious attempts at making the first genuine prestige superhero TV dramas, they're also about making household names of some of their lesser-known characters (and past McU gambles like Guardians Of The Galaxy have certainly proved they're more than capable of shining a spotlight on just about anyone).

We attended roundtable interviews with the cast and creative talent behind Marvel's Luke Cage at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. Marvel TV Executive Vice President Jeph Loeb and Theo Rossi - who
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‘X-Men’ Series In The Works At Fox, Matt Nix & Bryan Singer To Produce

‘X-Men’ Series In The Works At Fox, Matt Nix & Bryan Singer To Produce
20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television are co-producing a new “X-Men” series. The network announced on Tuesday that it has made a put pilot commitment for a new Marvel action-adventure show. Matt Nix will write the script and executive produce alongside Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

The untitled Fox Marvel Project will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Read More: McU, Take Note: Marvel Comic Book Series Replaces Iron Man With A Black Woman

“Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network – and we are so pleased with how Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe,” Fox Entertainment president David Madden said.
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It has recently come to my attention... that I enjoy link roundups

The Toast has a hilarious rant about Sebastian Stan's hair in Captain America Civil War

Variety details beginning to emerge on Lars von Trier's serial killer drama The House that Jack Built. (Sounds typically overly complicated as befits von Trier's masochistic working methods)

/Film visits Ilm to see "groundbreaking" effects work on the forthcoming Warcraft

Variety Warner Bros already planning a Harley Quinn movie for Margot Robbie. Exactly how many superhero films will we get before Marvel ever dares one?

Tracking Board Jenny Slate reuniting with her Obvious Child director for a comedy called Landline co-starring Edie Falco and John Turturro

People Sad news: James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff divorcing after nine years of marriage

Women and Hollywood Laura Dern and Ellen Burstyn starring together in The Tale about a middle aged woman coming to grips with sexual relations she had at 13 with adults - sounds compelling!

Guardian
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Avengers: Ultron Revolution Video: Cap Battles... Iron Man and Black Widow?!

Avengers: Ultron Revolution Video: Cap Battles... Iron Man and Black Widow?!
The threat of a small civil war is coming to Disney Xd’s Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution, as seen in this exclusive sneak peek.

PhotosDuckTales Revival on Disney Xd: First Look at Scrooge McDuck’s Team

The episode “Saving Captain Rogers” (airing Sunday at 8:30am Et/Pt) launches an arc about Captain America (voiced by Roger Craig Smith), who, seemingly back in 1944, fights to rescue his best bud Bucky Barnes. But in truth, Cap is being controlled by Baron Zemo’s son, and as he gets lost in his fugue state is led to mistake Iron Man (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Progressivism is on the Rise in Superhero Comics

Not only does Steve Orlando’s Midnighter comic star a gay man, it tells blunt, sex-positive stories about that character. The main cast of characters in the upcoming main Avengers comic All-New, All-Different Avengers has only one white dude.

While there is still a lot of work on the road to a utopia of complete social justice, there is a trend of progressivism in some of today’s superhero comics that is impossible to ignore.

“There’s certainly a long way to go, but [the comics industry] is moving in the right direction,” said Orlando via phone interview on Oct. 23.

Books like Batgirl and Cyborg from DC Comics as well as Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Ms. Marvel down the lane at Marvel coalesce to paint a picture of superhero comics that not only includes a solid focus on minority and women characters, but also features progressive themes concerning identity, racial justice, body image and more.
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Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' Trailer Has Arrived

Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' Trailer Has Arrived
After a series of short teaser trailers, the wait is finally over. Today, Netflix released the full-length trailer for the highly-anticipated series Marvel's Jessica Jones. It is dark and haunting, and unlike anything we've ever seen from Marvel Studios. Unlike the Iron Man movies, which have abandoned the idea that Tony Stark is an alcoholic, this latest chapter in the McU shows that some superheroes truly are flawed. And Human. And sometimes, they are manipulated by forces beyond their will.

In September, Netflix finally announced that its next highly-anticipated original series Marvel's Jessica Jones will premiere on November 20, 2015 at 12:01am Pt in all territories where Netflix is available.&#160That news was delivered via the show's social handle @JessicaJones.&#160Over the course of the past two months, we've walked alongside Jessica in a number of teaser trailers. These followed Krysten Ritter's title character through a typical night out as Hell's Kitchen's most in-demand P.
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First Look at Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' Netflix Series Cast

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First Look at Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' Netflix Series Cast
The time has arrived! Today, we're seeing a different street level view of Hell's Kitchen. Here is a first look into the Netflix original series Marvel's Jessica Jones. It will be the second of four epic live-action adventure series.&#160The others include Marvel's Daredevil, which launched April 10th and returns for Season 2 next spring, Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's Iron Fist. This is all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in The Defenders. Marvel's Jessica Jones is set to premiere only on Netflix on November 20th.

After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases in New York City. 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, as she faces demons from within and without.
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Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' Trailer Announces Netflix Premiere Date

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Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' Trailer Announces Netflix Premiere Date
"It's time the world knew her name!" Today, Netflix announced its highly-anticipated original series Marvel's Jessica Jones will premiere on November 20, 2015 at 12:01am Pt in all territories where Netflix is available.&#160The announcement was made via the show's social handle @JessicaJones.&#160Netflix has released a soulful and very colorful teaser trailer which only begins to hint at the adventure and excitement heading our way just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Netflix original series, Marvel's Jessica Jones is the second of four epic live-action adventure series. It follows Marvel's Daredevil, which launched April 10th. It will be followed by Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's Iron Fist sometime in 2016. This is all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel's The Defenders, to premiere only on Netflix sometime in 2018. Marvel's Daredevil is returning for Season 2 in spring 2016.

Marvel's Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones,
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All of Marvel’s ‘All New, All Different’ titles and covers revealed

Over the past week or so, Marvel has gradually been unveiling its upcoming post-Secret Wars relaunch, releasing details of its ‘All New, All Different’ titles set to arrive this fall. Well, after a few leaks today, the publisher has now decided to release the covers for all of the upcoming titles, which you can see right here. And no, we still don’t know the identity of The Totally Awesome Hulk…

Here’s a full list of all the titles and creative teams…

Carnage #1

W: Gerry Conway A: Mike Perkins CA: Mike Del Mundo

Venom: Spaceknight #1

W: Robbie Thompson A: Ariel Olivetti

Ultimates #1

W: Al Ewing A: Kenneth Rocafort

Web Warriors #1

W: Mike Costa A: David Baldeon CA: Juian Totino Tedesco

Spider-Man 2099 #1

W: Peter David A: Will Sliney CA: Francesco Mattina

Spider-Woman #1

W: Dennis Hopeless A: Javier Rodriguez

Daredevil #1

W: Charles Soule A: Ron Garney

“The devil’s apprentice”

Howling Commandos of S.
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First Looks For Luke Cage and Killgrave for Marvel's 'Aka Jessica Jones'

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Since Daredevil made its debut on Netflix last Friday on April 10, there has been a ton of buzz surrounding that Marvel property. That buzz and optimism bodes well for the rest of the studio's Netlix slate, because now people are looking forward to them. The next one on deck, as they prepare for a The Defenders crossover event, is Jessica Jones. That series is currently in production, and we now have our first look at some of the characters in play.

Below, you'll see Mike Colter as Luke Cage, riding a motorcycle with Jessica Jones herself, Krysten Ritter.

First look at #mikecolter as @LukeCage in @marvel's @JessicaJones set!! pic.twitter.com/nngfnYFG7R

The Defenders TV (@TheDefenders_TV) April 14, 2015

And here we have David Tennant, the one-time Doctor Who, on set as the villainous Zebediah Killgrave, aka The Purple Man, shooting a scene with Ritter.

First look at David Tennant
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