We've heard precious little since Marvel's announcement of an epic Netflix 'Defenders' package to begin with 'Daredevil' in 2015, along with the decision that all five series would shoot in New York, but with casting in limbo, at least some news have emerged. What does Marvel honcho Joe Quesada have to say of the "street-level noir" approach to the series and possible inter-connectivity to the films?
Relatively little of Marvel's forthcoming Netflix 'Defenders' project have emerged, apart from the writing minds behind 'Daredevil' and 'Jessica Jones,' but now New Yorkers have something special to look forward to. Marvel's coming Netflix series will principally shoot on location in their proper New York City hometown, with 'Daredevil' set to begin filming in summer 2014!
We're still reeling from Marvel's bombshell announcement of four new Netflix original series for 'Daredevil,' 'Jessica Jones,' 'Iron Fist' and 'Luke Cage,' eventually forming their own miniseries 'The Defenders,' but questions will continue to pour in over the long wait until 2015. For instance, does Disney believe the heroes could still lead to their own films? What about the proposed 'Agent Carter' series?
Remember that mysterious four-series and a miniseries deal that Marvel TV had supposedly been working on a few weeks back? Well, forget all about an 'Agent Carter' spinoff to follow 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' it seems the Marvel heroes of Hell's Kitchen will finally get their due, as Netflix will host four new original live-action series for 'Daredevil,' 'Jessica Jones,' 'Iron Fist' and 'Luke Cage,' before an epic 'The Defenders' miniseries event!
Marvel has expressed interest in working with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The Rock has expressed interest in playing Luke Cage for Marvel. Seemingly, there's nothing preventing this match made in superhero heaven from happening...except perhaps the fans. Would you want to see The Rock tackle Luke Cage?
Now that the hype surrounding Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' trailer has died down (who are we kidding, we're still watching it), the question remains for fans just who 'Angel' vet J. August Richards will be playing. The running rumor has Richards as Marvel hero-for-hire Luke Cage, with New Warrior "Rage" a close second, but has 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' executive producer Jeffrey Bell let Richards' true identity slip? Find out the mystery strongman inside!
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has found his niche in the movie world and is milking it for all it's worth. Aside from his recent stints in 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' and 'Pain & Gain,' we're about to see him in 'Fast and Furious 6,' possibly a 'Fast and Furious' spinoff and the upcoming 'Hercules.' There's no stopping this superstar and it looks like Marvel's now eyeing him for future superhero movies.
Perhaps even more exciting than its actual debut last night, the Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' trailer has officially made its way online, setting fanboy tongues wagging for the new Joss Whedon-directed pilot to air this fall. The brief footage seen in the teaser naturally raises a number of questions as well, particularly the super-strong appearance of J. August Richards' mysterious character, but will he turn out to be Marvel strongman Luke Cage? The 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' are revealed inside!