Teaser Poster for Upcoming Season of Daredevil is Ominous and a New Female Superhero Show from Marvel headed to ABC…

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Marvel released this image and between this and the teaser that aired after the season finale of Iron Fist on Netflix, well…it just does not look for Matt.

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ABC will continue to air Marvel shows on its network., as evident with the news that ABC has made a commitment for a series that will focus on female Marvel superheroes. No other details were released. Variety

Movies: Captain Marvel’s First Trailer is Up and Running

Synopsis: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

The movie, which stars Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Lee Pace, Ben Mendelsohn. Djimon Hounsou, Clark Gregg, and Annette Benning, is currently in post production and will be released March 8, 2019.

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Cavill Hanging Up His Red Cape and More…

It looks like Henry Cavill has officially moved on from the DC extended universe.

Due to scheduling conflicts that did not allow the British actor to make a cameo in Shazam, a new commitment to The Witcher series, and DC focusing on a much younger version of Clark Kent in The Supergirl movie, THR

It just seems like the time is right for the actor move on. It is also the perfect opportunity for DC to tweak their formula for the movies. I still believe there is something about the Arrowverse and other DC TV shows that allows them to grab the attention of and sustain its fans. The movies just have to figure what that magic ingredient is…writing!

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He definitely has a flair for the dramatic.

Will you miss Henry Cavill as Superman?

I will miss him in glasses.

Continuing with Casting News, Katherine Langford of 13 Reasons Why and Love, Simon will star in Netflix’ Cursed. If you do not know about the project, here is some info from a March press release:

Cursed is based on an upcoming book of the same name, Cursed is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue (portrayed by Katherine Langford), a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a young mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther. There are 10 episodes slated.

Netflix has shifted from its touting of young love to all things that go bump in the night thanks to the new show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Sabrina This is not the Sabrina you grew up with and if you want to get a little background on this character before the premiere, check out the comic series at your local comic book shop.

One of the best things about British TV is that it likes to dip a toe into classic sci-fi and it ends up churning out some of the best shows on TV. So, when we heard that HBO was going to co-produce and distribute His Dark Materials, I was ecstatic.  His Dark Materials is an epic trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman which consist of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. The series revolves around two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry. We follow their adventures as they wander through a series of parallel universes.

The cast includes Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Deadline

There is another Book to Small Screen to make note of and it is because Netflix is continuing to ride the tails of the recent successes of their teen-centric films:

NETFLIX ACQUIRES DUMPLIN’ 

The Film Features New Collaborations and Original Music from Dolly Parton 

Netflix has acquired the film “Dumplin’,” which features collaborations and original music from entertainment industry icon Dolly Parton.

“Dumplin’” is the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

Cast: Danielle Macdonald (Bird Box, Skin, Paradise Hills, Patti Cake$), Jennifer Aniston (Upcoming Murder Mystery, Horrible Bosses, Marley and Me), Odeya Rush (Lady Bird, Goosebumps), Dove Cameron (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Liv and Maddie, Descendants), Harold Perrineau (Claws, Lost), Bex Taylor-Klaus and Ginger Minj

Director:Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses) 

Screenwriter: Kristin Hahn wrote the adaptation of Julie Murphy’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel of the same name

Producers: A Cota Films and 50 Degrees Entertainment Presentation – Michael Costigan (American Gangster, A Bigger Splash, Brokeback Mountain, Ghost in the Shell), Mohamed AlRafi (Above Suspicion, Lying and Stealing), Kristin Hahn (The Switch, Cake), Trish Hofmann (Gringo, Get On Up) 

Executive Producers: Jennifer Aniston, Danny Nozell

Music: Grammy & Emmy Award Winner and Academy, Golden Globe & Tony Award Nominee Dolly Parton with newly recorded collaborations of her classic songs in addition to six new original songs co-written by Parton and Grammy Nominee Linda Perry. Special guest vocalists include Sia, Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Danielle Macdonald, and Jennifer Aniston.

Film Release Date: The film will be released later this year on Netflix in the U.S. and select international territories, and in select theaters in the U.S.

With that said, Deadline stated that the co-owners of The Ripped Bodice Bookstore have signed with Sony Pictures TV to develop TV projects based on their close relationship with romance novel authors and readers.

I do think that the  acquisitions of movies based on YA, chick lit, and a slew of other literary genres is incredibly smart. They acquire the rights to books that have a fandom in place and the numbers to prove that they are certifiable hits. It gives us, as moviegoers, a nice break from all the sequels, superhero, horror, and action heavy movies at the theaters.

Besides the whole debacle with Henry Cavill ties with DC, it seems like another comic book based property is also having a scandalous moment. American Gods, Starz, has lost its second show runner. To be fair, the cast and whomever is left is making it their business to keep everything going in hopes of getting the show on the small screen in 2019. Digital Spy

Before I go off on a laughing camel, I forgot to post the latest trailer for Daredevil’s third season.

Ok. That’s it for me.

Have a great day!

~M!

P.S. – Wait! My favorite news! Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) will be in a Hong Kong drama! Variety

If you have not watched an Asian Drama, you do not know what you are missing.

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Cloak and Dagger’s Season Finale

I jumped on the bandwagon midway through the freshman season of Cloak and Dagger and after a four-hour marathon, I was hooked…line and sinker. Every week, since then, I would happily tweet along to the latest episodes. Now that this season has come to an end, I can safely say that this is possibly the best Marvel asset on traditional cable/tv right now. It is also the best “teen” drama on TV. Sorry Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and The Gifted.

Cloak and Dagger revolves around two teenagers from very different backgrounds that find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. The kicker is that these teenagers have met before, as children, after suffering multiple traumas. When they do cross paths, it is their newly discovered powers that does bring them together, but it is a constant battle for them to gain trust in one another.

The traumas they (Tyrone and Tandy) suffered left holes in their souls. They spend the majority of the season trying to find justice for the wrongs that have impacted their families. Tyrone is looking for justice for the death of his brother by a police officer. Tandy wants to take down the corporation (Roxxon) that caused an accident that not only killed her father, and destroyed what she thought was an idyllic life, but also gave her and Tyrone their powers.

Everything eventually falls apart as they continuously plot and pursue their goals. Tandy finds out that her Dad was abusive towards her Mother, which catapulted her mother into a self-destructive spiral. This realization made her balk at continuation of her goal to take down Roxxon. What helps with this decision…is the hush money that was offered to her. However, Roxxon likes to tie loose ends and they do that by sending a hit woman to kill her and her mother. Tyrone gets the cop to confess that he did kill his brother, but the charges are dropped and as a result his family does not react well to everything that has happened. We also see Tyrone getting framed for the murder of a beat cop that had helped him get the confession from the murderous officer.

It was not looking good for these two, but there was a bigger story and that impacted all of New Orleans. Roxxon is, like any major corporation, greedy and it does not care about those living in this city. However, all hope is not lost.

In the finale, we get a lot of resolutions to the main plot points:

We pick up with Tandy and her mother successfully fending off the hired hand and knowing that she is partly to blame for what is going on, Tandy runs off and finds Mina, who was being chased by the Terrors. Unfortunately, Mina did not make it due to succumbing to the effects of the gas and having to be put down before she attacked Tandy.

Tyrone confronts Connors, who shot Detective Brigid O’Reilly and left her to die as she fell off into the very water that transformed Tandy and Tyrone…after the gas had started to escape from the valves that Mina created for Peter Scarborough and Roxxon. In the heat of the confrontation, Tyrone’s brother’s hoodie, that Tandy gave to him once his cloak was torn to shreds, absorbed Connors.

Throughout the episode, we saw these vignettes of when the Divine Pair saved New Orleans. From Famine to war to disease, one of the diving pair had to make a sacrifice in order for New Orleans to survive. Evita even told them this fact and she believed that Tyrone was the one to sacrifice himself for the greater good. As it looked like New Orleans was about to fall, Tandy and Tyrone go off to depressurize the valves and ultimately end up joining hands and forces to direct the gas, that turned victims into Terrors, into the atmosphere or another dimension.

New Orleans and the Divine Pair survive and are alive, but for how long?

At the end of the episode, we learn that the tables have turned for Tandy and Tyrone. Tyrone is in hiding and living in the church that Tandy used to live in and Tandy has moved back in with her mother, after finally have their dream of Roxxon taking responsibility for the actions has come to fruition.

What was great is that we see these two kids have a moment where you see that their relationship has shifted. They genuinely care for one another and have each other’s backs.

The insane part is that O’Reilly survived the shooting and has turned into Mayhem. In the comics, Mayhem is a vigilante that helps Cloak and Dagger take down the corrupt police department.

We do see that Tyrone has eased his mother’s fears by popping in and getting some items. But, will he officially tell them of his power? Will Tandy do the same with her own Mother? Also, Mina’s Dad, will he become and ally for these kids? Will the Priest continue to try to be a guiding force for Tyrone? When will the kids cross paths with Mayhem? So many questions to be answered in season 2, which will be coming to us in 2019.

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