Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil has sparked plenty of rumors and speculation that The Punisher might make his MCU debut, but never had we thought Season 2 had already cast him, and so well! The Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal will officially take Frank Castle into the MCU, donning a white skull as Daredevil Season 2's take on The Punisher.
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A few days ago, world institutions broke down and cats and dogs began cohabitation with news that longrunning high school drama Degrassi would at last end its run, but as tends to be the case these days, it wasn’t long before Netflix rescued the series. Degrassi will officially reemerge on Netflix as Next Class, but what changes lie in store?
Things seems strangely quiet for Litchfield as Orange is the New Black prepares to debut all 14 (!) episodes of Season 3 this Friday, but in lieu of a new trailer, the Netflix prison drama offers a stimulating new featurette on everyone’s favorite couple. Alex and Piper generate plenty of sparks, as newcomer Ruby Rose previews “the sexiest season by far” in a new featurette.
Marvel’s Netflix Jessica Jones series added a bit of distinction in titling itself AKA Jessica Jones alongside the addition of Krysten Ritter, but unlike Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel has decided to let simplicity prevail. Periods be damned, the second Defenders series will henceforth be known as Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
Don’t worry, they didn’t replace Don Cheadle with Brad Pitt. Despite the title (and Netflix’s extensive lineup of Marvel TV shows), War Machine does not have a connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a new comedy starring Brad Pitt, and rather than going to a big Hollywood studio, it belongs to Netflix, who’ve acquired the rights to the movie. Via Deadline, here’s what War Machine is about:
Late last week, news that Daredevil Season 2 might target Spy star and action hero Jason Statham for the villainous Bullseye was met with near-overwhelming acclaim, and today those million voices crying out have been suddenly silenced. Statham has apparently dropped out of Daredevil negotiations, and even taken a swipe at Marvel to boot.
Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil gave us a small peek under the mask with news that iconic assassin Elektra might throw her sais in Season 2, but the comic company may have hit a much bigger target. Marvel has reportedly set its sights on Jason Statham as Daredevil antagonist Bullseye, while the Man Without Fear’s second season may also set up a major Spider-Man connection.
Marvel’s TV universe has long-proven rocky to chart against the cinematic ventures, crossovers often occurring at face value, if at all. Now, a new report suggests that the TV branch may court a larger presence in the next few years, including new series outside of ABC and Netflix, a Doctor Strange crossover with The Defenders, and perhaps even a long-awaited Black Widow project.
These days, the only voice trumpeting Arrested Development Season 5’s Netflix future is that of executive producer Brian Grazer, last heard promising an impressive 17 episodes. Now, Grazer promises that the Bluths will band together as early as 2016, premiering Season 5 on Netflix sometime midyear.
One of chief glories of Netflix is the ability to pay $7.99 a month for unlimited access to the Netflix Instant catalogue without the hassle of ads — unlike Hulu, which still makes its subscribers sit through ads even though they pay a monthly fee. But Netflix subscribers may not be ad-free for much longer. The good news: the ads are for Netflix’s original programming. The bad news: they’re still ads.