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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.

Less Jessica Jones More Supporting Characters in Season 2

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We got some interesting information this week regarding the second season of the Netflix Marvel series, “Jessica Jones.” The series showrunner Melissa Rosenberg revealed a bit more about what we can expect from the show when she chatted with Nerdist recently.

According to Rosenberg, season 2 will see less of the titular character dominating the show. This will give more of a chance to spotlight some other characters like Trish and Will Simpson (not to mention give star Krysten Ritter a break from shooting for nearly 6 months straight.)

“You have to earn secondary character stories. You have to flesh them out enough so they can eventually carry stories of their own, which is very much what season 1 was about,” Rosenberg told Nerdist. “So I’m hopeful I can at least give [Ritter] a day off in the six month period.”

Netflix to Start Production on Marvel’s The Defenders This Year

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After the amazingness that has been Netflix’s “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” I am pretty pumped for the Avenger’s style Netflix Marvel series “The Defenders.” And according to “Daredevil” actor Charlie Cox, the series is moving closer than we thought.

The actor revealed during a press event that series that incorporates many of the Netflix Marvel heroes will begin shooting this year. The news came out when a fan asked whether or not a third season for “Daredevil” was in the works. (Currently, a third season has not been announced. However, a spin-off series, centered on Bernthal’s character Frank Castle / Punisher and titled Marvel’s The Punisher, was ordered by Netflix in April 2016.)

“What we do know is, at the end of this year, we’re going to be making The Defenders, and, of course, Daredevil is very much a part of that foursome,” the actor said.

We are still waiting on the Iron Fist series starring Finn Jones and the Luke Cage series which stars Mike Colter (the character has appeared already in “Jessica Jones.) Marvel’s The Defenders features Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist all fighting side by side to keep their micromanaged New York City Block known as Hell’s Kitchen safe.

 

 

There has been no official announcement regarding The Defenders premiere date nor the first season of Iron Fist or the second season of Jessica Jones. Luke Cage’s first season to premiere on Netflix Sept. 30.

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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Netflix Brings Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to Series

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Netflix is bringing us another original series by way of “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.” The 2004 YA novel series was originally adapted into film starring Jim Carrey but will now become a live action television series on Netflix.

The novel series has 13 books in the series so there is no shortage of book material for Netflix to adapt. The books follow the darkly humorous visual world of Violet, Klaus, and little Sunny Baudelaire, three orphans who are doggedly pursued by their distant cousin/uncle Count Olaf.

Cindy Holland, VP Original Content at Netflix, said,

“On the search for fantastic material that appeals to both parents and kids, the first stop for generations of readers is ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events. The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members.”

Netflix has not yet signed a director for the upcoming original series. There is no word yet on when production will begin or who Netflix is eyeing to star.

Netflix Renews Hemlock Grove for Third and Final Season

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Netflix has officially renewed their original series “Hemlock Grove” for a third and final season. The series is based on the novel of the same name written by Brian McGreevy.

In the second season, the town of Hemlock Grove continued to come to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman (Bill Skarsgard) and Peter (Landon Liboiron) faced new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman struggled with his relationship with his mother (Famke Janssen) as he wrestled with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley (Madeleine Martin). Peter moved in with Destiny (Kaniehtiio Horn) and was forced to get a job after his mother was sent away. Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates (Madeline Brewer), embarked on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman (Dougray Scott), still reeling from the loss of his family, faced the harsh truth about those he loved.

Eli Roth, the show’s executive producer stated,

“We are so grateful to the fans of ‘Hemlock Grove’ who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons. We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places, and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from ‘Hemlock Grove.'”

Charles H. “Chic” Eglee will return as showrunner for the third season which will have ten episodes.

“We are delighted that our fans have invited us back to explore the fiendish recesses of the human condition for another season. Knowing it will be our last, gives us the opportunity to go out in a mushroom cloud of clever and soul shattering mayhem. See you soon on the twisted streets of Hemlock Grove,” said Eglee.

The third season is expected to premiere on Netflix Instant sometime in 2015.