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Marvel TV Characters Unlikely to Ever Appear in an MCU Film

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If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Marvel Television Universe then you might have noticed something interesting. The Netflix characters have YET to make an appearance in the MCU. They barely even get a halfhearted mention in the movies is any type of recognition. SHIELD and Agent Carter have lots of crossover with the movies but the Marvel Netflix has so far been treated like the Harry Potter of the Dursley family.

However, according to Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, the television Marvel characters are unlikely to ever appear in one of Marvel’s films. He said,

I can tell you that part of the challenge of doing this sort of thing is that the movies are planned out years in advance of what it is that we are doing. Television moves at an incredible speed. The other part of the problem is that when you stop and think about it, if I’m shooting a television series and that’s going to go on over a six-month or eight-month period, how am I going to get Mike [Colter, Luke Cage] to be able to go be in a movie? I need Mike to be in a television show.

It is not completely impossible though, just very unlikely. Loeb adds that part of keeping the worlds mostly separate is that he wouldn’t want any potential crossover to be meaningless such as, “We never want to do Luke Cage gets into a cab as Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock are getting out of the cab,” he said.

One small bit of good news for Netflix Marvel was hinted by Loeb. He mentioned that Rosario Dawson, who plays Nurse Claire Temple in Daredevil and Jessica Jones, is going to appear in, well, something. (She was recently announced to be appearing in “Luke Cage” and possibly “Iron Fist” as well. If this is the news he was hinting, I will be bummed. Put her in the movies!!!)

He said,

We have seen some characters that have appeared and crossed over. Most notably, one of our cast members that isn’t here because she’s working is Rosario Dawson, who continues the character of Claire Temple. So the short answer is we are already doing it. The long answer is as things go by, as the story dictates it, we’ve always been big fans of providing Easter eggs for our fans, but we never want to be known as an Easter egg farm. It has to work within the story.

Daredevil Casts Elodie Yung as Elektra for Season 2

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Season 2 of Marvel’s “Daredevil” on Netflix is shaping up to be even cooler than the first one (though that will be tough to beat.) It has already been announced that the Punisher will show up in the second season but it was also announced that Elektra will also appear in season 2.

Marvel revealed this week that French actress Elodie Yung has been cast in the role of the famous female antihero and occasional lover of Daredevil.

Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb said in a statement,

“After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity. Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with all the accompanying sparks and spectacular action sequences the show is known for.”

The last time we saw Elektra onscreen, she was played by Jennifer Garner in the 2005 film Elektra and 2003 Daredevil. 

Yung has not appeared much in America when it comes to film and television save for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. But she is poised to make a HUGE name for herself with her upcoming role in “Daredevil.”

 

 

Daredevil returns to Netflix in 2016.

Netflix Renews ‘Daredevil’ for Second Season — With New Showrunners

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Not surprisingly, Netflix has officially renewed “Daredevil” for a second season. The renewal came just 11 days after the Netflix Original Series premiered season one on the streaming service. However season 2 will return with different showrunners.

“Daredevil” stars “Boardwalk Empire” star Charlie Cox.  Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy), who will take over for Steven DeKnight. (DeKnight originally took over for the initial showrunner Drew Goddard, who had to leave the series to focus on other Marvel features.)

The series is the first of the five Marvel series to debut on the streaming service.

“Daredevil” will return for a second season in 2016.

 

Trailer Premieres for “Daredevil” on Netflix

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“Daredevil,” the Netflix Original Series has finally give us a real first look with the premiere of its first trailer.

The series stars “Boardwalk Empire’s” Charlie Cox as the titular hero who spends his days as the blind lawyer Matt Murdock. This iteration of the character is touted as being darker and “grittier” than the movie predecessor starring Ben Affleck. This series is based largely on the comic book arc written by Frank Miller titled “The Man Without Fear.”

The teaser trailer shows the masked hear at the early stages of his vigilantism. He isn’t in his red suit just yet but rather a cobbled together suit by the main character, Matt Murdock. “Daredevil” will explore his origin story along with featuring Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Hell’s Kitchen and Daredevil’s greatest enemy.

Marvel has been expanding its Cinematic Universe into television series and “Daredevil” is the first of four shows slated for Netflix release.

All 13 episodes of “Daredevil” is set to debut on Netflix on April 10. You can watch the debut trailer below:

Marvel’s Daredevil Gets Netflix Premiere Date

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Earlier today, at the Television Critics Association (TCA), Netflix officially announced the premiere date for the upcoming series, “Marvel’s Daredevil.” Turns out the premiere date is earlier than anticipated which is good news for fans. The 13 episode first season will debut on Friday, April 10th and as it is a Netflix Original Series, all the episodes will be available immediately.

“Boardwalk Empire” star Charlie Cox stars in the series as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. He is joined Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson. Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

Steven S. DeKnight is serving as showrunner. Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and Drew Goddard (Cabin In The Woods) are the executive producers, alongside DeKnight.

New Images of Charlie Cox as Daredevil

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Marvel Entertainment and EW has revealed two images from the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the Marvel comic series, “Daredevil.” The series stars Charlie Cox as the titular character and you can his two different personas in the series in the images below!

“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern-day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

Cox is most known for his role as Owen Sleater in “Boardwalk Empire.” As Matt Murdoch and Daredevil in the series. Cox is joined by Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsely aka The Owl, Vondie Curtis Hall as Ben Urich, Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley, Wilson Fisk’s right hand man, Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Fisk, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.

Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb said,

“There aren’t going to be people flying through the sky; there are no magic hammers. We’ve always approached this as a crime drama first, superhero show second.”

Steven DeKnight, showrunner and executive producer, confirmed that Daredevil will wear his iconic red uniform in the series after he wears his black costume.

“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix and will debut in 2015.

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Deborah Ann Woll Joins “Daredevil” on Netflix

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“True Blood” star Deborah Ann Woll has joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel and Netflix series “Daredevil.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Woll will play Karen Page, the lady love of titular character Matt Murdock.

Page is the longest-running love interest for Daredevil. The character was created by Stan Lee and first appeared in the very first issue of Daredevil in April 1964. She’s the secretary at the law firm of Nelson & Murdock who eventually learns of his secret life as a superhero. She was portrayed by Ellen Pompeo in the 2003 Ben Affleck film, though the role was only a minor one. 

Murdock/Daredevil, the the blind lawyer by day and crime-fighting hero by night, will be played by “Boardwalk Empire’s” Charlie Cox. Elden Henson will play Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, Matt Murdock’s friend and legal partner; Rosario Dawson in a mysterious role; and Vincent D’Onofrio as the notorious villain “The Kingpin.”

Netflix picked up the 13-episode Daredevil — along with Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, as well as miniseries The Defenders — in a massive pact with Marvel. Daredevil is the first series out of the pack, debuting in 2015. It is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.

Vincent D’Onofrio Boards Netflix’s “Daredevil”

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The upcoming Netflix comic adaptation “Daredevil” has added a new cast member by way of Vincent D’Onofrio. Reportedly he will play the foe for the titular character Matt Murdock.

The plot follows lawyer-by-day Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil. 

D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, an antagonist also known as “The Kingpin.” The character was described in the press release as “a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen will bring him into conflict with Murdock.” 

“The Kingpin” was famously played by Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 film adaptation starring Ben Affleck.

D’Onofrio will star opposite the “Boardwalk Empire” alum (and my secret boyfriend) Charlie Cox as Murdock. So far no other cast members have been announced.

Steve S. DeKnight will serve as showrunner.

“Daredevil” will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2015 simultaneously like previous Netflix Original Series. It will consist of 13 episodes. The series will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Daredevil” is the first of five Marvel projects that were ordered for Netflix. It is to be followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” before leading into a “Defenders” miniseries.

Netflix Finds Its Marvel “Daredevil” Star

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Owen Sleater, or you might know him by his mortal name Charlie Cox, will now be the next Daredevil! According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Cox will star as Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer by day and crime-fighting hero by night on the Netflix and Marvel produced drama.

Cox becomes the first person cast in the drama series based on the Marvel Entertainment comics of the same name. Netflix picked up “Daredevil “– as well as “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist,” and “Luke Cage” and miniseries “The Defenders” — in a massive pact with Marvel. 

“Daredevil” will be 13 episodes for season one. Steven S. DeKnight will now oversee the show and Drew Goddard will serve as executive producer and consultant.

Marvel and Netflix declined comment on Cox’s casting. Official confirmation is expected to come shortly.

Cox is most known for the role that broke my heart, Owen Sleater on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”

Netflix Orders Four Original Marvel Series

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Netflix definitely knows what’s up. They know what their consumers want and how they want it delivered to their eyeballs. The company has officially announced their plans to work with Marvel to develop at least four original series exclusively for Netflix, followed by a miniseries for the streaming service. Marvel will develop series for “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist,” and “Luke Cage,” in that order.

All four shows will have a 12 episode run and will begin streaming in 2015. The plans will culminate with “The Defenders” miniseries event about a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

Alan Fine, Marvel Entertainment president said in a statement, said,

“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty. This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos added

“Marvel’s movies, such as Iron Manand Marvel’s The Avengers, are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels. With House of Cards and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”

The shows will be produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios. There is no word yet on if/how the new shows and miniseries will tie into the current franchise, The Marvel Cinematic Universe.