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April 11, 2015 | 8:40 a.m.

‘Daredevil’: Marvel swaggers into Scorsese territory in Netflix series with Charlie Cox

Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock in "Daredevil." (Netflix)
“Daredevil,” the comic-based, crime-inflected drama that arrived Friday with 13 episodes on Netflix, represents a very different direction for Marvel. Think of it as superheroes, Scorsese-style. “Daredevil” is unquestionably more somber, and more graphically violent, than its Marvel Universe siblings, ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Agent Carter,” two shows that reflect the company’s customary blend of uplifting entertainment, humor and mostly happy endings. “Marvel really wanted to take a chance,” said show runner Steven DeKnight (“Spartacus”). “When they told me that they wanted this to be grittier, very grounded, morally complex, that was right up my alley. We approached it as a crime drama first and a superhero show second.” REVIEW: Built for the binge: ‘Daredevil’ reveals the future of TV According to Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb (who, in his previous life as a comic book writer, wrote the […]
April 09, 2015 | 12:51 p.m.

‘Daredevil’: See Charlie Cox don the red costume in new Netflix image

A promotional image for "Daredevil." (Netflix)
Marvel fans get a first look at Matt Murdock’s iconic red suit in a new promo for “Daredevil.” The Netflix series, which premieres Friday, stars Charlie Cox as the blind superhero. Up until now, the character has been shown wearing a black mask, shirt and pants during his bouts of crime-fighting. On Thursday morning, Netflix tweeted an image of the character undergoing a transformation, first donning a suit and tie, then the black mask, and finally an armored version of the red suit the character wears in the comics. The real journey to becoming a hero starts here. #Daredevil #Spoiler https://t.co/sjSEgpEn2Z — Daredevil (@Daredevil) April 9, 2015 Murdock debuted in comics with the April 1964 cover-dated “Daredevil” No. 1, by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. As a youngster, Matt is blinded in an accident by a radioactive substance that heightens his […]
March 10, 2015 | 11:04 a.m.

‘Daredevil’ trailer: New Marvel promo spotlights villain Wilson Fisk

The villainous character Wilson Fisk takes the spotlight in the new trailer for “Daredevil,” Marvel’s first TV series for Netflix due to arrive in April. Played by veteran actor Vincent D’Onofrio, Fisk, also known as Kingpin, will make life in Hell’s Kitchen difficult for Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock, the blind vigilante known as the Man Without Fear who, by day, is a practicing attorney. Watch the new trailer below. Murdock debuted in comics with the April 1964 cover-dated “Daredevil” No. 1, by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. As a youngster, Matt is blinded in an accident by a radioactive substance that heightens his other senses to superhuman levels. After his father, boxer Battlin’ Jack Murdock, is killed for refusing to throw a fight, the son takes up the fight for justice on two fronts: in the courtroom as an attorney, […]
Feb. 26, 2015 | 1:55 p.m.

‘Daredevil’ posters spotlight Charlie Cox as Marvel hero Matt Murdoch

A poster for "Daredevil." (Netflix)
The blind superhero Matt Murdock is front and center in new poster images for Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series, “Daredevil.” Starring Charlie Cox, the series centers on the unlikely hero who is conflicted about his choice to become a vigilante, with his quest for justice taking him to some very dark places. Murdock debuted in comics with the April 1964 cover-dated “Daredevil” No. 1, by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. As a youngster, Matt is blinded in an accident by a radioactive substance that heightens his other senses to superhuman levels. After his father, boxer Battlin’ Jack Murdock, is killed for refusing to throw a fight, the son takes up the fight for justice on two fronts: in the courtroom as an attorney, and on the streets as a vigilante. “What I love about this show is the moral gray area […]
Feb. 04, 2015 | 7:22 a.m.

‘Daredevil’: Marvel’s first trailer for Netflix show reveals a conflicted hero

A screenshot of the trailer for "Daredevil." (Netflix / Marvel)
The first trailer for Marvel’s upcoming “Daredevil” series is out, revealing a hero conflicted about his choice to become a vigilante. The blind superhero Matt Murdock (played by Charlie Cox in the Netflix series) is shown in a confessional with a priest. “I’ve been preoccupied of late with questions of morality, of right and wrong, good and evil,” Murdock says. “I’m not seeking forgiveness for what I’ve done, Father. I’m asking forgiveness for what I’m about to do. I’m just trying to make my city a better place.” And if the trailer is any indication, Murdock’s quest for justice will take him to some dark places. Murdock debuted in comics with the April 1964 cover-dated “Daredevil” No. 1, by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. As a youngster, Matt is blinded in an accident by a radioactive substance that heightens his […]
Feb. 02, 2015 | 2:10 p.m.

‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones’: Carrie-Anne Moss set for Marvel Netflix series

Carrie-Anne Moss. (Marvel)
“A.K.A. Jessica Jones” is adding another actor to its growing ensemble — Carrie-Anne Moss is set to join the ensemble of Marvel’s upcoming 13-episode series for Netflix, which is slated to premiere later this year. Her character is identified on Marvel.com as “a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica.” Executive producer and show runner Melissa Rosenberg (“Dexter,” “Twilight”) will oversee the series, which will star Krysten Ritter as Jones. After a short-lived run as a superhero, Jones sets up shop as a private investigator in New York, but things become complicated with the re-emergence of a figure from her past, the mysterious Kilgrave, who will be played by Scottish actor David Tennant. Tennant, who recently appeared on American screens in the mystery series “Gracepoint,” is best known for his turn as the time-traveling protagonist in “Doctor […]
Jan. 29, 2015 | 1:45 p.m.

‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones’: Marvel casts Rachael Taylor in Netflix series

Rachael Taylor, right, has been cast in Marvel's "A.K.A. Jessica Jones." She will play "Trish" Walker in the series; in the comics, the character became a superhero known as Hellcat, left. (Marvel Comics / Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)
“A.K.A. Jessica Jones” is adding another actor to its growing ensemble. Actress Rachael Taylor (“Grey’s Anatomy”) will play Patricia “Trish” Walker, a close friend and ally to the title character of Marvel’s upcoming 13-episode series for Netflix, which is slated to premiere later this year. A syndicated radio talk show host, former model and child TV star, Walker first appeared in comics (where she’s called Patsy, not Trish) in 1944; she went on to receive her own heroic identity, Hellcat, 32 years later. “The character is a star and a powerhouse, and required an actress who is both,” said executive producer and show runner Melissa Rosenberg in a statement. Rosenberg (“Dexter,” “Twilight”) will oversee the series, which will star Krysten Ritter as Jones. After a short-lived run as a superhero, Jones sets up shop as a private investigator in New […]
Jan. 26, 2015 | 11:12 a.m.

‘AKA Jessica Jones’: ‘Doctor Who’ star David Tennant cast in Marvel series

British actor David Tennant is photographed in July, 2014. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
“Doctor Who” star David Tennant will play a villain in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix show “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” a 13-episode series set to premiere later this year. The Scottish actor has been cast as Kilgrave, an enigmatic figure from the heroine’s past whose reappearance shakes her world, Marvel announced Monday. Tennant, who has recently appeared on American screens in the mystery series “Gracepoint,” is best known for his turn as the time-traveling protagonist in “Doctor Who.” His five-year tenure as the 10th incarnation of the Time Lord revitalized TV’s longest-running sci-fi series and paved the way for its popularity this side of the pond. “I’m so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character,” said writer-producer Melissa Rosenberg in a post on Marvel’s blog. “He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and […]
Jan. 07, 2015 | 10:36 a.m.

‘Daredevil’: First Marvel Netflix series set to arrive April 10

“Daredevil,” Marvel’s first series for Netflix, will premiere April 10, with 13 one-hour episodes becoming available at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time, the streaming service announced today. The series stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock as the blind superhero who battles injustice by day as a lawyer, with Vincent D’Onofrio as his chief adversary, Wilson Fisk. The cast also includes Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Vondie Curtis Hall as Ben Ulrich and Scott Glenn as Stick, as well as Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna, Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsey and Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley. “What I love about this show is the moral gray area that’s inherent to Daredevil,” ‎said ‎showrunner Steven S. DeKnight at an appearance at New York Comic Con last year. “He’s one day away from […]
Dec. 22, 2014 | 2:15 p.m.

Mike Colter set as Luke Cage for Marvel ‘Jessica Jones’ series

Mike Colter has been cast as Luke Cage in the netflix series "AKA Jessica Jones." (Marvel)
Marvel has found its Luke Cage. Actor Mike Colter (“Halo: Nightfall”) will star as Luke Cage for Marvel’s upcoming Netflix show “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” a 13-episode series set to premiere next year. Krysten Ritter will play the title role based on the comics character created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. Writer-producer Melissa Rosenberg will oversee the series, which is said to focus on Jones as she works as a private investigator in New York following a short-lived run as a superhero. Ritter appeared in AMC’s acclaimed drama “Breaking Bad” and in the comedy “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” among other projects, and she can be seen on the big screen this month in Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes,” about the lives of Margaret and Walter Keane. In addition to starring in Microsoft’s original series “Halo: Nightfall,” Colter’s […]
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