In a recent interview with Esquire, Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg talked about her plans for season two and how she is using the lessons she learned while working on Dexter in moving the character forward. She explained:
"She was kind of messed up even before Kilgrave came along, and so in season two we can explore what's possible for her moving forward."
One thing we should not expect to see is Jessica going through a healing process or getting better from the traumatic events of her life. Rosenberg talked about Dexter's influence on the series, saying:
"I learned from working on Dexter that you can advance the character, but you never want to cure the character. With Dexter, the moment he felt guilt or accepted that he was 'bad,' the show's over. He's no longer a sociopath. The equivalent for us would be if Jessica somehow recovered from the damage that had been done to her. People don't just heal, you don't go through that just to say, 'Oh, he got arrested, he's in jail, I'm OK now. ' That trauma is a huge part of who she is now."
This is the only way they could really properly handle Jessica Jones. Her pain, damage, and past are a part of her. If that goes away Jones ceases to be the interesting character that she is.
The report goes on to say that Rosenberg and her writing team are halfway through the writing process on season two, which won't premiere until after The Defenders is released. She's been collaborating with the writers of The Defenders to make sure Jessica Jones is handled in the right way.
I can't wait to see what Marvel and Rosenberg are planning for season two.
Square Enix has released a series of photos showing off their latest action figure in their Play Arts Kai Batman: Rogues Galleryseries. It's an insanely wicked combination of The Joker and Batman and it's called the DC Variant Rogues Gallery Joker Batman Figure.
Square Enix is doing some incredibly cool things with the action figures they produce. They are being inventive and seem to be having a lot of fun creating these figures. Here's the official description of the Batman Joker figure:
The DC Comics Variant Play Arts KAI line announces its latest collection: the BATMAN™: Rogues Gallery series! This mashup of Batman’s classic silhouette with the beloved villains of his Rogues Gallery results in a never-before-seen design collaboration – East meets West, Good meets Evil.
The Joker, Batman’s greatest and most evil villain, enters the Rogues Gallery series!
A tattered straitjacket is erratically adorned with dynamite, a flower, cans of pepper spray, and an alarm clock. Combined with his playing cards and a pistol with a flag as interchangeable parts, this ensemble shows the character’s madness, oozing from within.
The pale skin and bloodshot eyes accentuate his eerie quality, while his trademark purple and green lend dark shadows to his coloring. The bat mark roughly painted on his chest can almost be construed as a laughing mouth. It seems to make a mockery of Batman, offering a glimpse into how The Joker’s twisted mind ticks.
You can pre-order the figure directly from Square Enix by clicking here. It’s priced at $199.99. It’s scheduled for release in March 2017.
The SyFy Channel has a great-looking horror anthology series coming out called Channel Zero, which is based on the Creepypasta story "Candle Cove." Creepypasta is a user-generated site in which horror stories are published and spread across the internet. We have a promo spot for you to watch today that is fantastically creepy. This is the stuff nightmares are made of!
Candle Cove centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s, and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.
SyFy offers additional information on the main character in the series, Mike Painter, who is played by Paul Schneider.
A child psychologist, Mike Painter was a child himself when he witnessed the mysterious disappearance of his twin brother, Eddie, and four other children from their small town, Iron Hill, in 1988. Decades later, he is compelled to return to his hometown to investigate what really happened all those years ago, only to find that it – whatever it was – may be happening all over again.
After watching the promo spot below I was completely sold on the series, and I'm excited to watch it! The story seems like it could have been inspired by Stephen King's It, only instead of a sinister clown, it's evil puppets.
The series premieres on October 11th. I hope you enjoy the spot!
When Keanu Reeves isn't playing a badass action hero shooting up bad guys in the movies, he takes on roles like the lawyer he plays in his latest film, The Whole Truth. The film is a courtroom drama in which Reeves is hired by a woman (played by Renée Zellweger) to help defend her son, who is accused of murdering his father. Of course, as the trial progresses, we learn that everything isn't as it seems.
I'm an unapologetic fan of Keanu Reeves. The guy is awesome. For the most part, I enjoy the films he makes and it's always good to see him take on new and different roles like this. So yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing this one.
Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Reeves) takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike (Gabriel Basso) out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter (Jim Belushi) really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) tries to dig deeper – and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover.
The Whole Truth is set to hit theaters and On Demand starting on October 21, 2016.
Some new photos have surfaced from the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming and they feature Spider-Man swinging from a helicopter while holding on to a redheaded girl.
I've been seeing a lot of discussions online about who the redhead could be. She is obviously a stunt double, but who is she doubling for? A lot of people are saying it could be for Zendaya Coleman, who is heavily rumored to be playing Mary Jane Watson.
I seriously doubt that this is the same character that Zendaya is playing in these photos, though, because Zendaya doesn't have red hair in the film. You can see proof in some previously-released set photos here. She also wasn't sporting red hair in the footage we saw at Comic-Con, so I don't see how this could be Zendaya's character. The girl in the photos also seems a lot more pale.
So this could either be just a random redheaded bystander Spider-Man saves during the movie, or it could be a version of Mary Jane Watson being played by another actress. What do you think?
Netflix has released another great behind-the-scenes featurette for Marvel's Luke Cage. Not only does it offer us some more new footage from the series, but it also goes in depth to explore the title character played by Mike Colter.
This looks like it's going to be one hell of a great show, and I've heard from a couple people that have already watched it that it's Marvel's best Netflix series so far. It'd be awesome if that actually were the case, but we'll just have to wait and see the series for ourselves before we can agree or disagree with that.
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city–forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
A lot of people seem to be excited about the upcoming Jumanji sequel starring Dwayne Johnson. The film is currently in production, and today Kevin Hartreleased the first officially photo from the film. It features himself with Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black, and as you can see they all look great and ready to embark on a dangerous adventure.
A couple weeks ago some concept art was released, giving us an early glimpse at what his character would look like. At the time it was rumored that Johnson's character Dr. Bravestone was the avatar of the person playing the game. I assume if that's true, then all of the characters we see in this new photo are avatars of the players (most likely kids) that are playing the game.
Johnson has previously talked about how the film will honor the memory of Robin Williams:
"An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of “Alan Parrish” will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud."
Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Sex Tape) is directing the film from a script written by High Fidelity and Con Air scribe Scott Rosenberg. I'm a huge fan of the first movie, and I hope this sequel ends up being good!
Black Panther made his feature film debut in Captain America: Civil War, and it certainly was an impressive debut. Chadwick Boseman was awesome in the rol,e and Marvel did an incredible job bringing him to life. I especially thought the costume was badass.
I assumed there was some CGI used to give the costume that wicked cool look that it had in the film, but I didn't realize it was entirely CGI! This news surprised the hell out of me because you couldn't even tell. Now, when I say entirely, I mean entirely.
During the commentary on the film's Blu-ray/DVD, (via ScreenCrush), directors Anthony and Joe Russo discuss the introduction of Black Panther with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. At one point Joe says this:
“[They] really did a ton of work on that outfit. I mean, we had an outfit that we used on set. It’s impossible when you’re talking about an otherworldly outfit like the one that the Panther wears, which has a certain luminescence to it because it’s made of a woven metal. We could never afford to construct an outfit like that that an actor or a stunt player could move around in without sweating to death or that would capture the luminescence that we need. So what we ended up doing in post is ILM came in and painted over Chadwick and the stuntman. The outfit is completely CG.”
McFeely and Markus then went on to clarify that every single frame that featured the Black Panther, we are seeing a full CGI suit. The Russo Brothers confirmed this as well. I would have never thought that every frame featured a CG suit, and I'm incredibly impressed by what the visual effects team accomplished.
Whenever I think of a full CGI superhero suit, the Green Lantern's movie suit automatically pops into my head. That was just terrible on every level. ILM seems to have perfected the craft, though, because Black Panther's suit is a work of digital art.
I got my first look at the film Passengers earlier this year at CinemaCon, and I was blown away by what I saw. This movie, which stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, looks absolutely spectacular, and today we have the first official trailer for you to watch. This is a fantastic trailer with a lot of exciting and intense footage. I love what I’ve seen of this film so far.
The story centers on a group of 5,228 people who are traveling across the universe in a ship to colonize a new planet. That planet is 120 years away from earth, so the people are put into a hypersleep so that they can survive the journey. 30 years into the trip there’s some kind of malfunction, and two passengers wake up from their hypersleep. Unable to put themselves back in hypersleep, they are destined to live out the rest of their lives on this journey.
The two passengers are Jim (Pratt) and Aurora (Lawrence), and as they begin to fall in love with each other they learn that the ship is in grave danger so they set out on a mission to save the passengers who are still in hypersleep.
Passengers was directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). It’s set to be released on December 21st, 2016. This is a movie that you won’t want to miss. Check out the trailer below.
You've got to watch this great horror comedy short film called "Teddy Bears Are For Lovers." The story centers on a 20-something Casanova who becomes haunted and tormented by the teddy bears and other stuffed animals that he gave to all of his ex-girlfriends.
The movie was directed by Almog Avidan Antonirfrom a script written by David Ernesto Vendrell, and as you'll see, the short is fantastic. I love this concept, and it was hilariously executed by the filmmaking team. I really hope you enjoy this bit of craziness!