iron fist season 2 featurette

The fight scenes in Iron Fist season 1 weren’t that great, primarily due to a lack of training. Season 2 hopes to improve that, with new, intense fight sequences that take the action to the next level. A new Iron Fist season 2 featurette breaks down how the show set about upping the ante when it comes to action scenes.

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Iron Fist season 2 Comic-Con

Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, opened the Iron Fist season 2 panel at San Diego Comic-Con International with carefully crafted phrasing: “How do we top the martial arts from Season 1 in Season 2?” The question politely encapsulates a major criticism that many had with the first season of Iron Fist: the fighting (and the story) sucked.

Marvel and Netflix appear to have taken that criticism to heart. The series has benefited from a new showrunner, Raven Metzner, as well as the addition of Clayton Barber, a fight coordinator whose credits include Creed and Black Panther. In addition to the new behind-the-scenes players, the panel also included Finn Jones (Danny Rand), Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and, as a surprise late addition to the event, Alice Eve, who is playing (wait for it…) Typhoid Mary.

The group, steered by Jeph’s bombastic interview style, provided an entertaining show. But the real stars of the panel were the exclusive clips Loeb shared of the season to come. Here is a run-down of the Iron Fist season 2 Comic-Con footage, with each clip working hard to convince Marvel fans to give Iron Fist another chance. Read More »

ABC Greenlights Fables Television Show Pilot

ABC has announced that they will be bringing the hit Vertigo comic book series Fables to the small screen.

Created and written by Bill Willingham in 2002, the series has won fourteen Eisner Awards. Based in a world where fairy tale characters have been forced out of their homes by a mysterious enemy known as the Adversary, and now live in a hidden community in New York City known as Fabletown. I have yet to pick up Fables, but I’m a big fan of DC’s Vertigo brand comics.  Eleven Volumes of the series have been released in trade paperback form (available for around $10 each on Amazon). The first volume description follows:

“Who Killed Rose Red? In fabletown, where fairy legends live along side regular New yorkers, the question is all anyone can talk about. But only the Big Bad Wolf can actually solve the case – and, along with Rose’s sisterSnow White, keep the Fabletown community from coming apart at the seams.”

Six Degrees creators Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner are writing the hour-long drama pilot teleplay. The show is being setup in a way that would allow any fairy tale character to show up for any given episode, with the main story revolving around Big Bad Wolf and Snow White. David Semel has been hired to direct. Semel’s television credits include: Beverly Hills 90210, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek, Roswell, Angel, American Dreams, House, Heroes, The Cleaner and My Own Worst Enemy.

source: THR