All 13 episodes of Marvel’s JESSICA JONES will debut on Netflix on Friday, Nov. 20, as Marvel’s second original series (after DAREDEVIL) in the studios’ co-production venture.
These photos are the first official images from the new series, and include Krysten Ritter (BREAKING BAD) as Jessica; Mike Colter (THE GOOD WIFE) as Luke Cage; David Tennant (DOCTOR WHO) as Killgrave, also known (in the comics) as the Purple Man; Rachael Taylor as Patricia “Trish” Walker, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of Patsy Walker, a.k.a. the superheroine Hellcat in the comics; and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) as Harper, a new character created for this series.
Jessica & Trish
Harper & Jessica
CBS’ upcoming SUPERGIRL series will be dipping into comic book lore and adapting four-color characters for the small screen. Among them will be the complicated evil-turned-good android Red Tornado — whose powers are about what you’d expect from his name.
Now we have our first look at the live-action Red Tornado, and I can tell you… well, he’s red. I’m really concerned about the… texture of this synthetic life form. Are the designers trying to make it look like he’s covered in some kind of rough fabric? Is it supposed to be cardboard? Specialized body armor? Is it supposed to look like his parts are cheaply spray-painted?
SUPERGIRL will not premiere on CBS for more than a month yet, so, in order to keep fans interested in the face of GOTHAM and FLASH and ARROW, CBS has released a new SUPERGIRL trailer that showcases some of the more colorful elements of the series.
These include Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) demonstrating her powers and views of villains such as Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli), Reactron (Chris Browning), Vartox (Owain Yeoman) and Hellgrammite (Justice Leak).
So there we saw Kara Zor-El’s heat vision and super breath, and we now know that James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) both know Kara’s secret identity.
I’m not a fan of the more humanized Hellgrammite, but then again, there was probably not much chance of a centipede-looking dude making it on air.
Still, I have high hopes for this series.
SUPERGIRL debuts Monday, Oct. 26, on CBS.
So last week, when Seth Rogan tweeted that PREACHER promo, it turns out he did it because AMC officially picked up the series — but he forgot to explicitly mention that. Way to promote your show, Mr. Executive Producer!
Rogen is exec-producing the 10-episode series with Evan Goldberg (This Is the End), and it is expected to bow in mid-2016.
The show’s official synopsis describes it thusly:
PREACHER centers on Rev. Jesse Custer (AGENT CARTER’s Dominic Cooper), a conflicted Texas minister who merges with a spiritual force called Genesis — making him more mighty than the Almighty. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip (AGENTS OF SHIELD‘s Ruth Negga) and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy (MISFITS‘ Joseph Gilgun), Custer begins a violent journey across the country in search of answers from a disenfranchised God. Lucy Griffiths (TRUE BOOD) also stars.
Preacher, which received a 10-episode order, is expected to debut in mid-2016.
The very first promotional image for PREACHER, the TV series based on the subversive Vertigo comic book series, has been tweeted by executive producer Seth Rogan!
Seth accompanied the image with this caption: “Preacher is coming to AMC! @evandgoldberg @SamCatlin123! The beginning is nigh!!!”
Rogan and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End) will write and serve as executive producers, while Sam Catlin will be the show-runner.
Written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Steve Dillon, the Preacher comic book series from Vertigo (home of The Sandman) told the story of Rev. Jesse Custer, a Texas preacher who lost his faith and is possessed by the supernatural entity called “Genesis” who grants him the power of the Word of God, with which Jesse can compel anyone to do his bidding. Jesse learns that God has left heaven, so Jesse sets out to make God answer for abandoning his creation. Meanwhile, a group of angels summon the immortal Saint of Killers to stop Jesse and reclaim Genesis.
That upside-down church image makes a whole lot of sense, doesn’t it?
There’s been a lot of fuss about the latest armored version of the Batmobile to be seen in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (right), but neither the idea of the car itself or constantly evolving versions of it are anything new.
Batman drove a car in his very first appearance in 1939’s Detective Comics #27, but it wasn’t christened the “Batmobile” until Detective Comics #48 in 1941. The vehicle has undergone a number of changes over the decades — and, perhaps not surprisingly, it has seen the most change during the modern “movie” era.
No, it wasn’t a cruel April Fool’s Day joke — Marvel Studios really did release two promotional video clips for its forthcoming series with Netflix on April 1. And here they are…
The First Defender:
All thirteen episodes of DAREDEVIL will begin streaming on Netflix on April 10.
Here is the first look at what Melissa Benoist will be wearing when she appears as the title character in CBS’ upcoming SUPERGIRL pilot. It’s clearly a version of the fighting togs worn by Henry Cavill in Man of Steel.
And I think that’s the point: DC Comics/Warner Bros want to establish a brand, and so they have to have a consistent look. If Supergirl’s uniform were all bright and cheery, that would conflict with the established grim-and-gritty feel of Superman’s look. Let’s just hope that Kara Zoe-El doesn’t go around casually breaking necks whenever it’s convenient, like her cousin.
BOY MEETS WORLD’s Will Friedle has been tapped to lend his voice to Star-Lord in the upcoming Marvel animated series GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY on Disney X D.
Chris Pratt personified Peter Quill’s nom de crime in last summer’s live-action blockbuster Marvel movie, and will reprise the role in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but not in the animated series.
Friedle will be joined by Kevin Michael Richardson as the voice of Groot, Trevor Devall as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall as Gamora, David Sobolov as Drax, and James Arnold Taylor will voice two characters: Yondu and Cosmo.
Krysten Ritter has begun filming the title role in A.K.A. JESSICA JONES, the Netflix series based on the Marvel comic book Alias, which is set to debut later this year.
Since Jessica is a retired superheroine, the street clothes the former BREAKING BAD actress wears pretty much constitute her “costume.” She seems to have the right look to me, and it certainly looks like the series will be true to the comic, which was notable for its street-level grit.
And in more good news, Carrie-Anne Moss, of The Matrix fame, is joining the cast as an original character named Harper. She is “a person in a position of authority who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica — if the titular character doesn’t completely alienate her first, that is,” according to The Wrap.