Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for IRON FIST, the next installment in its series showcasing Marvel Comics’ “street level” superheroes. GAME OF THRONES’ Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand, scion of a wealthy industrial family and a man presumed dead in a plane crash 15 years ago, who returns wielding the incredible martial arts ability known as the Iron First.
In the comics, this ability is usually described as “He summons his chi — the essence of his spirit and strength — channeling its raw power down into his arm, into his hand, until that hand becomes like unto a thing of iron!
Take a look at the terrific way the Iron Fist is being visualized for the series in the clip below…
IRON FIST also stars David Wenham as Harold Meachum, the former business partner of Danny’s late parents; Jessica Stroup and Tom Pelphrey as Harold’s children, Joy and Ward Meachum, who have known Danny since childhood; and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, an ally of Danny’s who runs a martial arts dojo.
Luke Cage, the third series from the partnership of Netflix and Marvel Television is quickly filling its cast — led by Mike Colter as Luke “Power Man” Cage — with the addition of Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, one of Power Man’s first villains in the Marvel Comics series.
The live-action version of Cottonmouth is described as “a Harlem nightclub owner, [who] will become an unexpected foe in Luke’s life when Stokes’ criminal activities threaten Luke’s world.” Continue reading
This comes as a bit of a surprise: I did not expect another promo clip for Marvel Television‘s new Jessica Jones series before its big release on Netflix, but here it is:
This trailer really paints a picture of the series: Jessica (Krysten Ritter) kicking some serious ass and Killgrave (David Tenant) being creepy as hell… It will be the Purple Man’s mental powers testing her physical prowess.
Netflix and Marvel Television have released a “motion poster” for their latest co-production, Jessica Jones, which will be released on Nov. 20. It appears the poster features all-new art by noted Daredevil comic book artist Alex Maleev.
Coming up this Friday is the first full trailer for the series, but in the meantime, we can have a look at the last teaser trailer, which features the voice of DOCTOR WHO’s 10th Doctor, David Tennant, as Killraven, a.k.a. the Purple Man, who appears to be the Big Bad for this season.
Jessica Jones focuses on former super heroine Jessica (Krysten Ritter), who now works as a private investigator in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City specializing in cases involving people with extraordinary abilities.
The series also stars Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker and Carrie-Anne Moss as Harper.
All 13 episode of the series will premiere at the same time on Netflix on Nov. 20.
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.
In the best comic book news today, Marvel announced a revival of the iconic 1970s series Power Man and Iron Fist written by David Walker and drawn by Sanford Greene.
Known as the original “Heroes for Hire,” the teaming of Luke Cage and Danny Rand came about in 1977, because Marvel wanted to keep both heroes going monthly. Luke Cage’s run in his own solo series began with Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1 in 1972 (the title changed to Power Man with issue #17). Iron Fist — whose solo series (Iron Fist) had come to an end — started appearing in Power Man and then was elevated to co-star status when what would have been Power Man #50 was renamed Power Man and Iron Fist. The series ran until #125.
I remember the book as a great buddy series, with Luke and Danny becoming the best of friends. Their supporting cast included Danny’s girlfriend Misty Knight and her roomie Colleen Wing.
Of course Luke is a big cheese in the Marvel universe now, what with being an Avenger and husband to Jessica Jones. Luke will even go live-action when he appears in the upcoming Netflix series JESSICA JONES, in which he will be played by Mike Colter. Word is Iron Fist will also appear, but has not been cast yet.
No official release date has been announced, but the title is expected to bow in early 2016.
Here’s a whole bunch of stuff to catch you up on Marvel Entertainment’s new “street-level” superhero small-screen series from Netflix, DAREDEVIL. I’m not very interested in this one; I’m more looking forward to A.K.A. JESSICA JONES and THE DEFENDERS, but this series looks well-done.
Check out these photos from the new issue of Empire magazine, depicting the whole cast in costume.
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