Steven DeKnight had to leave Marvel’s Daredevil series to direct a feature film, so he will not be working on season two, which features The Punisher.
DeKnight was around when they discussed bringing Frank Castle, who will be played by Jon Bernthal, into the show, and he was at the Television Critics Association summer press tour today for Netflix’s Showrunners panel. After the panel, I approached DeKnight to ask if this could finally be a chance to do The Punisher right after three wildly different movies starring Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson. The good news is that the Daredevil season 2 Punisher may be the closest to the comics version we’ve seen on screen. Read More »
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The 2015 Television Critics Association summer press tour kicked off this morning with Netflix’s executive session with Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. Sarandos offered some updates during the panel on Marvel shows such as Daredevil, and spoke of Adam Sandler and the controversy over his Netflix film The Ridiculous Six, and awards plans for films like Beasts of No Nation and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II.
Afterwards, I approached Sarandos for an update on Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, the long-awaited new Pee-Wee Herman movie. He assured me it would play year-round, not just at Christmas.
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Netflix’s first Marvel Studios series Daredevil was an instant hit, even if our tendency to binge shows means we’re not talking much about the show anymore, there’s plenty to be excited about for the forthcoming second season.
Jon Bernthal has joined the series as The Punisher, and Elodie Yung landed the role of Elektra, all for a season that also brings new showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, replacing Spartacus producer Steven S. DeKnight.
Now another new talent has come on board behind the scenes as OZY (via ScreenCrush) reports Swedish cinematographer Martin Ahlgren will be lensing the second season of Daredevil, fresh off his previous Emmy-nominated work with Netflix on eleven out of thirteen episodes in the third season of House of Cards. Find out more about the new Daredevil cinematographer after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
What would Stephen Colbert look like as Galactus? Will Green Lantern come to Arrow this season? Is the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight finally getting a fix? Does Mark Hamill want to voice the Joker in Batman: The Killing Joke? Are there new behind-the-scenes photos from The Flash? Could Daredevil and S.H.I.E.L.D. ever cross over? Who’s the latest superhero headed to Supergirl? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Daredevil can boast a number of Emmy nominations for 2015, including nods for Main Title Design, Sound Editing, and Visual Effects. To celebrate that last nomination, effects house Shade VFX has released a Daredevil VFX breakdown for the fight scene between Daredevil and the ninja Nobu. It’s a scene from midway through the season, so some spoilers follow if you’re not yet watched the show, but
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Posted on Monday, July 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
And we’re back from Comic-Con with a super-sized Superhero Bits! Want a new look at Batman’s costume in Batman v Superman? Or Arrow‘s new outfit for Season 4? Will Lady Sif be in Thor: Ragnarok? How could Agent Carter tie into Doctor Strange? What are people saying about the Lucifer pilot? Will Fantastic Four be in 3D? Were those Bryan Cranston Lex Luthor rumors ever true? How’s Jon Bernthal looking on the set of Daredevil? Who’s playing Jay Garrick in The Flash? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
As if Daredevil doesn’t have enough on his plate already for Season 2, what with the Punisher (Jon Bernthal) riding into Hell’s Kitchen, he’ll have Elektra to contend with as well. Élodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) has just been cast as the mysterious figure for Season 2 of the Marvel / Netflix series. More on the Daredevil Elektra casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
Has Daredevil Season 2 started shooting? Want to see some X-Men: Apocalypse concept art? Or a new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 poster? How did the Suicide Squad celebrate Harley Quinn (a.k.a. Margot Robbie)’s birthday? What would Ant-Man look like as a retro monster movie? Will Dominic Cooper return for Agent Carter Season 2? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Daredevil season 2 has new showrunners, Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, and a big new Marvel character as the anti-hero Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, is set to bring violent vigilante justice to Hell’s Kitchen. Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) will play Castle when the show’s second season gets going.
Since the casting announcement, we’ve wondered to what degree the Punisher would factor in to Daredevil. Turns out, he might be a huge part of the season, to the degree that he could provide the most significant opposition to Daredevil in the new collection of episodes. Read More »