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

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.

Header Photo by Esteban Lopez on Unsplash

Superhero Scoop: Season 2 Trailer of Iron Fist and What’s Up with Pennyworth?

Yep! There is the outfit we all know and love from the comics!

The trailer is much darker in tone, which is interesting because Danny has typically embraced a much lighter in tone persona. This is a guy who looks like he regrets getting the Iron Fist. But, since he has it, his ultimate goal is to try to just keep the mean streets of New York City peaceful. His main obstacles in this second season are:

  1. Davos, who is hell-bent on getting the Iron Fist power back. Especially after seeing what happened to Kunlun.
  2. The Meachums. We saw Joy in the trailer and it will be interesting to see her plot line play out. We also know that Ward will be in the second season.

Luckily for Colleen and Danny, they have Misty to aid them in their plight.

We learned a few months ago that Bruce Wayne’s Father Figure/Butler will be getting his own show on EPIX. Pennyworth will get a 10 episode order and we just learned that they will begin filming the much-anticipated show in the fall. The show will tell the story of the beloved DC character during the 1960s, when he is a former special-forces officer living in London and working for Thomas Wayne.

No casting news…yet.

Photo by Lena Orwig on Unsplash

Ian Somerhalder Gives His Fans a Sneak Peek of His New Show, V-Wars

The Vampire Diaries‘ Ian Somerhalder has given us a sneak peek of his character in the  new series, V-Wars, which will air in 2019 on Netflix.

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V-Wars is similar to World War Z as it is an anthology of first account tales from the front-line of the Vampire Wars. How did the Vampire Wars start? Well, this is not your typical supernatural tale, humanity is infected by a bacteria that is unearthed in an expedition in Antarctica.  Depending on a person’s heritage, an individual will evolve into different types of vampires. The first book in the series revolved around science and politics, while the later books are more horror-based.

When World War Z was adapted into a movie, they focused on a main character that showed you the enormity of the plague that impacted mankind. So, it will be interesting to see who will be that character that will make us want to follow this story. Will it be Somerhalder’s Dr. Luther Swann?

The rest of the cast is as follows:

  • Adrian Holmes as Michael Fayne
  • Jacky Lai as Kaylee Vo
  • Peter Outerbridge as Calix Nikos
  • Peter Breitkopf as Dez
  • Kimberly-Sue Murray as Danika

If you want to learn more about the world of V-Wars, look up V-Wars by Jonathan Maberry at your local library, book store, or via an on-line book store.

 

Season Two of Castlevania Will be Back in Time for Halloween

Castlevania is an American anime-esque animated series that is based on a popular 80’s video game of the same name. In it, we follow Trevor Belmont try to defend Wallachia from Dracula.

The new season will premiere on October 26th and we’ll have eight episodes to enjoy his time around.

We also learned that season 3 of the popular series has already started production.

The cast includes:

Richard Armitage (Ocean’s Eight and Berlin Station) is the Hero, Trevor Belmont. Trevor is the last member of the Belmonts, a family of monster hunters.

James Callis (Battlestar Galactic and Austenland) is Alucard (Dracula backwards), the son of Dracula and Lisa Tepes. Unlike his dear old Dad, Alucard wants to protect humanity.

Graham McTavish (Outlander and Preacher) is Dracula. The Vampire that has sworn vengeance against humanity for the death of his beloved Lisa.

Alejandra Reynoso (Winx Club) is Sypha Belnades. She is an elder’s daughter that has powerful magic and becomes Trevor’s ally. 

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This is a great animated series for adults, as it is too gory for children. However, I do suggest you take some time to watch it. The first season is only four episodes long, but it is great storytelling and visually.