Netflix delivers Part 1 of the promotional trailers for Daredevil Season 2, which introduces The Punisher into Hell’s Kitchen. Continue reading
Netflix has released the first Daredevil Season 2 teaser trailer, recapping the tone and events of the first season with a few hints of what’s to come. Continue reading
After the successful release of Marvel’s Daredevil six months ago, Netflix subscribers are about to gain one more serving of superhero action before the new year. Today, the first official Jessica Jones trailer hit, offering fans a glimpse of Krysten Ritter in the titular role as she stakes claim to Marvel’s first superpowered, female driven story.
Lesser known to the world than Iron Man and Captain America, the Jessica Jones trailer wonderfully lays the groundwork to understand our heroine’s traumatic past. What makes this series special is that it is not by definition an origin story, rather, we learn that she has already hung up her cape. Mike Colter, who plays Luke Cage, is also seen in the trailer; he’ll be getting his own series on Netflix leading up to The Defenders. Cage is smitten by Jessica Jones’ abilities and will play a big part in her love life.
The main conflict depicted in the Jessica Jones trailer comes from a man named Kilgrave, who is played by none other than the Tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant. Also known in the comics as The Purple Man, we see Kilgrave using his mind control powers on others, something Jessica Jones is unfortunately all too familiar with. Although she may ooze confidence in her super strength, her past encounter with The Purple Man has left our heroine mentally broken.
I love Marvel’s Daredevil because it’s dark, emotionally raw, and full of moral conundrums. So when I watch the Jessica Jones trailer I am taking a liking to the many similarities in action and gritty tone – both are operating in the Marvel Cinematic Universe within Hell’s Kitchen too. I’m anxious to see if the two heroes will work together or if we’ll only see Matt Murdoch, attorney at law, cross paths with Jones.
I have complete faith that Netflix will handle Jessica Jones with the same expert storytelling and clean creative direction that the streaming platform is becoming known for. What I want more than anything is to see Jessica Jones developed in a way that has typically been reserved for male comic book characters. Please Netflix, give us an anti-hero with layered emotions who can be both badass and emotionally complex. Let us have nice things.
Without question, Jessica Jones has been on my radar ever since it was announced back in 2013. A lot has changed since then. Thanks mostly to Marvel and DC, not only has comic book culture invaded mainstream media at a level in which smaller heroes like Jessica Jones can pop up, but also 2015 has been a strong year for female superhero stories. This year we’ve seen ABC’s Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell, CBS’s Supergirl starring Melissa Benoist, and on the CW both the ladies on The Flash and Arrow have been kicking butt and taking names.
While the trailer gives us some good insight into what we can expect to see in the series, it leaves some questions that we will hope to see answered. What made Jessica Jones quit the superhero biz rather than fight back against her demons? And will she be able to overcome this mental block and take down Kilgrave, or will he further crush her spirit?
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Here’s the official short and sweet synopsis for Jessica Jones, provided by Netflix:
After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a private detective in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s time the world knew her name….
Created by Melissa Rosenberg, the complete first season of Jessica Jones will be released on Netflix on November 20. The series also stars Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Erin Mariarty, Eka Darville, and Wil Traval.
Begin the countdown Marvel fans, and prepare your Netflix binging snacks, Daredevil has finally received an official premiere date. As of Friday, April 10, 2015 – a weekend, how nice of them – Marvel Cinematic Universe fans will be able to digest all 13 hour-long episodes of “the man without fear.” Check out the official motion poster for the release date announcement for Daredevil after the break. Continue reading
ABC has given Once Upon a Time fans a first look at a live-action Anna of Arendelle. Anna, is the plucky, headstrong princess from the hit Walt Disney Animated film, Frozen. While ABC has already released stills of Elsa and Kristoff, this is the first image depicting the Ice Queen’s younger sister. You can find the two of them bonding together in Storybrook after the break. Continue reading
It wasn’t too long ago when ABC announced they had cast their Elsa (Georgina Haig), Anna (Elizabeth Lail), and Kristoff (Michael Scott Foster) for Once Upon a Time. With season 4 premiering on September 28, you bet they’ve been hard at work filming the show. Lucky for us, Disney has provided fans with their first look at Queen Elsa and Kristoff. Take a look at Elsa and Kristoff in the flesh after the break. Continue reading
ABC’s Once Upon a Time have found their actors who will portray the real life versions of Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff from the highly praised Walt Disney Animation feature Frozen. It was was announced this week that Scott Michael Foster (Greek) will play Kristoff, Austrialian actress Georgina Haig (Reckless) will play Elsa, and newcomer Elizabeth Lail will be Anna. Learn more details after the jump. Continue reading
The Frozen gravy train hasn’t dried up yet. ABC’s Once Upon a Time will be enjoying a piece of the animated film’s success by introducing Elsa as a character in the upcoming fourth season. Those who watched the season 3 finale this past weekend got their first look at the Snow Queen. You can check out the official teaser image, as well as the scene, after the break. Continue reading
Our childhood friends Cory and Topanga are back on the small screen once again in their new show, Girl Meets World, the sequel sitcom to the classic Boy Meets World. A 30-second teaser aired today on the Disney Channel in the form of a clip that featured everyone’s favorite 90’s power couple all grown up and dealing with their young daughter Riley. Check out the video after the break. Continue reading
Disney announced today that D23 Expo will be taking place in Anaheim, California once again August 14-16, 2015. Continuing their biennial tradition, the fourth ever D23 Expo will take place in one of the biggest blockbuster years ever. Check out what Disney is planning on highlighting next year in their official announcement after the jump. Continue reading