Netflix’s Daredevil was a massive success when it premiered earlier this year, so no one was surprised when it got renewed for a second season. While most didn’t expect filming of season 2 to begin until later this month, apparently they’ve already gotten started — with the first set photos now leaking across the internet:
Most likely this means we’ll get to see things like Jon Bernthal’s Punisher sooner than later — and I’m pretty excited about that prospect.
Of course, those who can’t wait to return to Marvel’s fictionalized version of Hell’s Kitchen don’t need to wait until Daredevil‘s return next year, as AKA Jessica Jones (also set there) is coming out in just a few months.
Marvel announced today that Jon Bernthal has been cast in Daredevil‘s second season as Frank Castle.
Frank Castle, of course, is also known to comic fans as The Punisher. As Marvel took back the rights to the franchise a few years ago, many fans have been awaiting Mr. Castle’s official debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe… and I guess now we know how it’ll happen.
Bernthal is best known for his performance as Shane on AMC’s The Walking Dead, and is kind of perfectly cast here in my opinion. He’s charismatic enough to make you like him, while able to simultaneously make you feel like he’s going to turn around and shoot everyone in the head if you don’t pay attention to what he’s doing.
I wonder if he’s like that in real life…
Anyways, Daredevil season 2 is expected to debut on Netflix in 2016.
Could everyone’s favorite Greek Ninja Assassin appear in season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil? Right now it’s looking pretty likely actually.
Apparently two videos were leaked online earlier this week (and have since been pulled down) which purported to show auditions for season 2 of Daredevil.
More specifically, for the character of Elektra.
Elektra is a fairly prominent part of Daredevil’s comics, and was played by Jennifer Garner in the Ben Affleck film version. Season 1 also hinted at Matt having had a Greek love interest in his college days, which many took as a hint at Elektra as well.
Like any rumor, take this with a grain of salt – but I still file this under the 90% likely column. Characters like Elektra and Bullseye were left out of Season 1 so the show could focus on Wilson Fisk’s development, but season 2 is the perfect opportunity to expand the man without fear’s world.
Sense8, a Netflix original series created by the the Wachowskis, just got a new trailer today. The series follows eight people who have become connected, and can use their combined minds to do… Matrix-y stuff. Like I said, it was created by the Wachowskis.
It looks pretty cool, but it’s a trailer – so you’d expect it to.
Sense8‘s first season premieres in its entirety on Netflix on June 5th.
Netflix is getting into original kid’s shows, and half the press is going nuts over their licensing a rebooted Inspector Gadget that has already been airing in Europe.
Me though? I’m excited about something that keeps appearing as a side note in these same articles: Netflix is rebooting Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse premiered in 1981 in the UK, but was rerun throughout the eighties in the US on Nickelodeon… and it was the best thing ever. I just hope the new version captures the humor, charm and awesomeness of the original.
On this episode we take a moment to mourn RWBY creator Monty Oum’s passing, get confused by Syfy’s new reality series casting call, celebrate the Ghostbusters remake’s cast, look hard at the possibility of a Zelda Netflix series, and think about Fox’s possible X-Men TV show.
It feels like people have begging for some form of Live-Action Zelda for as long as I can remember. While they haven’t released many definite details on it, we now know that Netflix is developing such a thing in convenient series form, which is good.
What is weird is Netflix themselves describing it as “Game of Thrones for a family audience.” …huh?
Assuming Nintendo doesn’t change their minds, look forward to Zelda: The Series, sometime in the near future.
The Daredevil series hits Netflix on April 10th, and I couldn’t be more excited. Today, Marvel released their first “full length teaser” for the series, which establishes that the tone for the series will be very different than what we’ve already seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe… and that’s a good thing.
So check out your minute and a half of the man without fear. It’s pretty neat.
The news keeps coming about Marvel’s upcoming series AKA Jessica Jones, as the the latest news has Carrie-Anne Moss joining the show’s cast. The official name of Moss’s character has not been released, but CBR is saying she’ll be called “Harper.”
Moss, of course, is best known to most people for the role of Trinity in the Matrix films, but I’ll always prefer her spin in the role of Gertrude Verbanski on NBC’s Chuck. Because Chuck is one of my favorite shows ever made.
Anyway, between Moss, David Tennant, Michael Colter, Rachael Taylor, and (of course) Krysten Ritter, AKA Jessica Jones is looking pretty solid.