I don’t usually brag, but this might be the best edition of Superhero Bits yet. There is so, so much good stuff in here.
For example, want to see the first looks at David Tennant and Mike Colter in AKA Jessica Jones? How about a featurette on Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Why exactly did Michelle MacLaren leave Wonder Woman? Who is the woman in the lake in the Avengers teasers? How will the Inhumans tie between the movie and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Does Robert Downey Jr. have an idea of how Spider-Man will be fit into the MCU? Was Captain Marvel supposed to be in Age of Ultron? Like I said, lots of good stuff. Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Marvel’s second Netflix series, A.K.A Jessica Jones, just added a worthy adversary for the title character. Carrie-Ann Moss, best known as Trinity from The Matrix, has been cast in an as yet-unnamed role, described by Marvel as follows: “Moss plays a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica…if Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first.” She joins a cast that already includes Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Mike Colter and Rachael Taylor. Read more about the AKA Jessica Jones casting below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jessica Jones has a new bestie. Rachael Taylor has just boarded Netflix’s AKA Jessica Jones as Patricia “Trish” Walker. In the comics, Trish Walker takes on the superhero identity Hellcat. More on the AKA Jessica Jones Rachael Taylor casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
The gregarious Tenth Doctor will be taking a dark turn in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. David Tennant is set to join Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series AKA Jessica Jones as Zebediah Killgrave, a villain with ties to Jessica Jones’ (Krysten Ritter) past. Hit the jump for more on the David Tennant AKA Jessica Jones casting. Read More »
Marvel’s first Netflix show, Daredevil, will show up on the service April 10. And Marvel just cast Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones for AKA Jessica Jones and Mike Colter as Luke Cage. That may sound like those two shows are coming soon. Plus, there was a rumor that Jessica Jones would be out by the end of 2015. Unfortunately, the Chief Content Officer of Netfix, Ted Sarandos, doused those dreams a bit when he said audiences should expect new Marvel shows about a year apart.
Sarandos has since eased up on that window a bit but it sounds like you shouldn’t rush through Daredevil too fast because the wait could be long before we get to the final shows. Read more about the potential Marvel Netflix series release dates below. Read More »
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The first collaboration between Marvel Studios and Netflix is Daredevil, which features Charlie Cox as blind New York City attorney Matt Murdock, who assumes a heroic alter-ego to fight crime in Hell’s Kitchen. The second collaboration will be A.K.A. Jessica Jones, which will star Krysten Ritter as the title character, a former superhero turned private investigator. And the third will be Luke Cage, featuring a guy who, in Marvel Comics lore, gained powers through experiments done to him in prison. Now we’ve got the primary Luke Cage casting, as Mike Colter — long rumored for the part — has been cast in the title role. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Lots of fans were thrilled when Krysten Ritter was cast as the lead of Marvel’s new Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones, but it seems Ritter herself wasn’t one of them. A fan, that is — Ritter admits she didn’t have much comic book experience before she booked the role.
However, that’s changing as Ritter gets deep into preparations for the project. In a new interview, she geeks about the role, declaring the Jessica Jones comics to be the the most addictive thing since NPR’s Serial. Which, if you’ve heard Serial, you’ll know is high praise indeed. Hit the jump for the Krysten Ritter Jessica Jones comments. Read More »
Briefly: Melissa Rosenberg, who was a writer/producer/showrunner on Dexter during the good years (she left after season four) and who wrote all the Twilight films, was once set to oversee a show called AKA Jessica Jones for ABC. The show would have been based on the superhero turned investigator character Jessica Jones from the Marvel Universe, as seen in the comic series Alias (no relation to the TV show) and Pulse. That was back in 2010, well before Marvel’s TV plans really came together.
Now Marvel’s TV plans are most definitely together, and Jessica Jones (along with Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) is among the shows slated to debut on Netflix in 2015, leading up to The Defenders mini-series. And, surprise surprise, Melissa Rosenberg will be overseeing the show. Read More »
Which Marvel TV show will take place in the same universe as The Avengers? What’s the update on the Batman targeting child predators? Want to read Alan Silvestri‘s quotes about scoring The Avengers? Where is The Amazing Spider-Man shooting this week and what do shish kabobs and Wolverine have in common? Read about all of this, and hot Rogue cosplay, in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »