Netflix has done quite well with its original programming already, but as a big shot in the arm, Marvel has announced it will be writing four brand new superhero shows just for the online TV and movie service. The heroes getting their own shows will be Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Daredevil. Aaaand DC still can’t get a damn Wonder Woman anything off the ground.
To promote its digital comic subscription platform, Marvel is giving away a free pack of 700 first edition comics until 11pm EST tomorrow night.
While the Ant Man and Doctor Strange have been more or less official for a while, the release dates were pretty vague. This past week, Marvel made the release dates slightly less vague by putting both movies on the schedule for 2015. In 2014, they’ve got Avengers 2, Thor 2, Captain America 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy movie is set for a 2014 release date, and until now there hasn’t been much casting news. Deadline is reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt could continue his superhero movie career by leading the cast of Guardians as Starlord Peter Quill.
Last week, Marvel teased some sort of X-Men relaunch, and by the “XX” teaser, some people guessed that the relaunch would involve an all-female X-Men crew. And those people would be right. The new main team of X-Women will be Jubilee, Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey and Psylocke.
Some people got onto the London set of Thor 2 and got some great shots of the Dark Elves that will be making Thor’s life hell in Thor: The Dark World. And the different looking Elf appears to be Dark Elf leader Malekith, played by Chris Eccleston, though the person in the pic appears to be a double.
We already know that Marvel has been talking about movies for Dr. Strange and Black Panther, but we haven’t heard much about these lesser known characters. According to Stan Lee, both movies are right on track, with scripts and pre-production already rolling along. Just thought you should know.
The summer of 2015 looks like it will be a hell of a time for big, big superhero films. Marvel had already announced that’s when Avengers 2 would be coming out, and now DC has said that their Justice League movie would also be coming out in the summer of 2015. Oh shit… now if they could then do a JL vs Avengers movie in 2016, I could die oh so happy.