Daredevil season 2 Punisher

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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Daredevil cinematographer

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 »

Daredevil vs the Punisher

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 »

Flash S1 3D

Want to read some content about Batman Forever, which came out twenty years ago this week? Why is Bryan Singer channeling Katniss on the set of X-Men Apocalypse? How did Jon Bernthal describe getting the role of The Punisher? Is James Wan already getting ready for Aquaman? What’s in a new clip from Batkid Begins? Will the Thing wear pants in Fantastic Four? And what’s happening on the set of Captain America: Civil War? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl review

Editor’s Note: Below is our review of from the Sundance Film Festival. We’re republishing it now that Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is open in limited release. Find theaters here.

On paper, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl doesn’t seem particularly exciting. An adaptation of a book by Jesse Andrews, it’s the story of a high school senior who is forced to become friends with a school acquaintance who is diagnosed with leukemia.

Interesting, yes but not that exciting. Thankfully, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl isn’t merely on paper. It’s a film — in fact, a film that loves film, celebrates film, and is very much about the medium – with beautiful shot composition, tense long takes and elaborate tracking shots. It tells a touching and incredibly funny story with very realistic, honest characters and enough self-awareness to make it all feel modern. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and adapted by Andrews, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival this weekend. Read our Me and Earl and the Dying Girl review here. Read More »

Punisher Joins Daredevil

There’s a new Punisher in town. The fourth actor to play the role on screen, this time on television rather than in film, is The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal. Daredevil season two will feature Bernthal as Frank Castle, whose black-clad alter ego is better known as Marvel’s gun-toting, gangster-blasting anti-hero. We’ll see Bernthal as Castle when the show returns to Netflix in 2016. Read More »

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl trailer 2

As good as Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is, it’s hard to put that quality into words. I tried with my Sundance review and I tried again when the first trailer for the film was released. Still, the wonderful mix of humor, sadness, melancholy and cool is something you simply just have to see to understand.

Thanfully, a new Me and Earl and the Dying Girl trailer does a better job of conveying the unique tone of the film than the first trailer, which was already pretty good. The film opens on a limited basis June 12; check out the trailer below along with a few new clips from the Sundance Award-winner. Read More »

Zac Efron We Are Your Friends trailer

You can tell a lot about a generation by their coming of age movies. Rebel Without A Cause, American Graffiti, The Breakfast Club, Clueless, Mean Girls; films like these have become symbols of their respective times. This current decade already has a few contenders for that title (Boyhood, for example) but writer/director Max Joseph is definitely hoping to capture that magic with We Are Your Friends.

The film stars Zac Efron as a struggling twenty-something who is trying to make his mark as an electronic DJ. That’s a sentence that may turn off lots of readers, and the trailer won’t do much to change that. It’s a slickly produced story, set in Los Angeles, co-starring Emily Ratajkowski, Jon Bernthal and Wes Bentley. But maybe Joseph – who co-directed Catfish and is making his feature debut – has something to say. We Are Your Friends opens August 28, check out the first trailer below. Read More »

Joel Edgerton in Exodus Gods and Kings

Just hours after Tom Hardy dropped out of Suicide Squad, word spread that Jake Gyllenhaal could replace him. But then just days after that, we heard Gyllenhaal had opted to pass, which leaves David Ayer‘s comic book movie with a gap to be filled.

Naturally, the rumor mill is only too happy to help fill it. The latest word is that Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal are both in the running to play Suicide Squad‘s Rick Flagg. Meanwhile, reports are also circulating that Gary Sinise and Joe Manganiello are in contention for other roles. Get all the latest Suicide Squad casting rumors after the jump.  Read More »