An animated film about a physically imposing character who’s more than a muscle-bound idiot, with a message about not judging others based solely on their looks? That’s about as subtle as a bull in a chi…well, you know the rest. But animated movies provide teachable moments for young audiences, and even though we’re all familiar with these tropes, there’s always a new generation who’ll be learning them for the first time.
Enter Ferdinand, the latest animated effort from Blue Sky Studios. 20th Century Fox has released the first trailer, and if nothing else, it features an impressive voice cast. Watch the full Ferdinand trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I’ve been very curious about Disney XD’s upcoming revival of DuckTales for close to a year now, ever since they revealed the show’s terrific art style and teased imagery that suggests an adventurous tone. While I enjoyed the original cartoon as a youngster, it’s Carl Banks’ original Donald Duck comics that shine brightly for me these days – if the new show can capture the spirit of those stories, it may count me among its fans.
We still don’t know what this series will truly feel like, but we now know who will be providing the voices of the core cast and it’s a whole bunch of very funny, very talented people.
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Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 by Fred Topel
After announcing a season two pickup for Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Netflix presented a panel with the cast and creators of the show. After her panel, Krysten Ritter spoke with journalists further. When she signed up for the show, there were already plans to join the Netflix Marvel characters in a Defenders series. News of getting her own second season delighted Ritter.
“I love Jessica and I’m so excited to see what happens next for her,” Ritter said. “When I watched the show the weekend it came out with everybody else, I was like, ‘Okay, what’s next?’ Which is kind of what happens with all the Netflix shows. You need more. So I’m excited to see where she goes next and how she handles this next chapter of her life.”
More on season 2 after the jump, including Jessica’s upcoming arc, where Jessica and Luke might meet next, and whether a certain someone will return.
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Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Marvel’s new Netflix series, Jessica Jones, will drop its first season this Friday, November 20, 2015. The source material is terrific. The trailers have been great. Early reviews have been promising. Yes, we will be binge-watching the whole thing and returning with some cool coverage for you to enjoy on the following Monday.
But that’s all days away. So you can eat up some precious seconds of waiting time by sitting back and enjoying these new clips from the series, which place the focus on David Tennant‘s villainous Zebediah Kilgrave, a.k.a. the Purple Man, a Marvel baddie with the ability to force others to do whatever he says.
You want to check out those Jessica Jones clips after the jump. Go ahead. No one is forcing you to click that using dark, psychic abilities. Nope. Not at all. Just click. Click.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Jessica Jones could be something special. The second collaboration between Marvel Studios and Netflix, the series is a loose adaptation of Alias, the critically acclaimed comic run from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos that followed costumed superhero Jessica Jones as she hung up her tights and opened her own private investigation business. The result remains one of the best comics of the millennium so far, and the perfect template upon which to build a television series.
The massive success of Daredevil has given Marvel and Netflix a confidence that has spilled into the marketing for Jessica Jones. Each teaser and every trailer is on point – they just have to flash the Marvel name and you know exactly what you’re getting. The final Jessica Jones trailer has arrived and it’s more of the same: traumatized former superhero downs booze and punches the stuffing out of bad guys while hunting her archenemy. Thankfully, that “same” still looks awfully good.
Watch the final Jessica Jones trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
There are many reasons you should have Marvel‘s upcoming Netflix series Jessica Jones on your radar, but one of them is the inclusion of David Tennant as Zebediah Kilgrave, a.k.a. the Purple Man. Although not as famous as other comic book villains, he’s one the creepiest foes to ever haunt the pages of the Marvel Universe, using his ability to make anyone obey his commands to frequently unsettling effect. He won’t be the first villain the former Doctor Who star has played, but he could be the nastiest one yet.
A new character poster and a new image featuring Tennant as the character have arrived and they tease a version of the character who has been slightly tweaked from his comic book counterpart. Check out the new Jessica Jones character poster (and more!) after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
So far, all of the promos for Netflix’s Jessica Jones have focused on its eponymous heroine, played by Krysten Ritter, and her mysterious nocturnal lifestyle. But the new one changes tack to give her archnemesis a bit of airtime. Hear David Tennant as Kilgrave (a.k.a. the Purple Man) in the new Jessica Jones teaser after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
What has Mads Mikkelsen heard about Doctor Strange? Which Jessica Jones character has reported to the Luke Cage set? Want a first look at Lash from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Could Warner Bros. make more Batman games? Which superhero (besides Falcon) does Anthony Mackie want to play? Was Marvel ever considering another Daredevil movie? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
The first Jessica Jones teaser released last week was fantastic — gorgeous, moody, mysterious, and even helpful, thanks to its release date reveal. But it didn’t actually show us much of the series itself. For that, we turn to the new batch of official images released today.
Krysten Ritter leads Netflix’s latest Marvel series as the titular character, whose short-lived stint as a superheroine has come to a tragic end. She tries to rebuild her life as a P.I. who specializes in cases involving superpowered people. The Jessica Jones images also reveal David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Harper. See them all after the jump. Read More »
Former Doctor Who star David Tennant will already enter the realm of comic books with a villainous role in the forthcoming Marvel and Netflix series AKA Jessica Jones, but that’s not the only comic book gig the actor has booked.
Tennat has just landed a role in the voice cast of Chew, the animated adaptation of the popular Image Comics title. His addition to the voice cast roster is bittersweet, however, because Tennant is taking a role that was originally meant to be filled by Robin Williams, before he passed away last August.
Find out more about David Tennant joining Chew after the jump! Read More »