Luke Cage Gets a Jessica Jones Character Poster

Luke Cage Gets a Jessica Jones Character PosterNetflix launched their New York City-based corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in spring of 2015 when the first season of Daredevil debuted to praise from both critics and fans. The streaming service followed up that release with season 1 of Jessica Jones in late 2015, another series that was well-received by critics, fans, and casual viewers alike. Now in 2016, Netflix is gearing up to launch the second season of Daredevil – which will introduce fellow Marvel characters Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Elektra (Elodie Yung). Also set to arrive in 2016 is the first season of the Luke Cage standalone series.Luke Cage (Mike Colter) first appeared in Marvel and Netflix’s Defenders universe as an ally/romantic interest to Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) during her solo series. Although the premiere date for Luke Cage has yet to be announced, a new image of the Hero For Hire character has been released.The Jessica Jones Twitter account released a new character poster (below) for Luke Cage, in the purple style of much of the other imagery from the show’s first season. This isn’t the first time Jessica Jones has released a Luke Cage-related photo; the Twitter account previously tweeted an image that teased a November release date – though later rumors suggested Luke Cage season 1 will arrive in August.Whats cooking, good looking? #JessicaJones #LukeCage pic.twitter.com/8EGJpmPNgb- Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) February 17, 2016Although the Luke Cage character poster doesn’t appear to offer any new information, it’s possible the purple scrawl of Luke’s name in the bottom right-hand corner is teasing the standalone series’ logo. If the previously-released promo photo was, in fact, teasing a November release date, then it wouldn’t be unheard of for the Jessica Jones’ Twitter to drop hints about the Luke Cage solo series. But, that remains to be seen.We likely won’t know much about Luke Cage season 1 until after Daredevil season 2 premieres. As has been the case with Jessica Jones season 1 and the second season of Daredevil, Netflix and Marvel have generally held back promoting the next show on their slate until after the immediate upcoming series had premiered. So, we didn’t hear much about Jessica Jones until well after Daredevil season 1 debuted, and information about Daredevil season 2 didn’t truly begin to arrive until after Jessica Jones had premiered.

Of course, with more seasons and shows potentially being added to the Marvel/Netflix slate – reports surfaced during the 2016 Winter TCAs that they were developing a Punisher spinoff, and Netflix’s Ted Sarandos has said that he’s open to even more MCU spinoffs – the release schedule may become even more condensed than originally planned. Though Netflix originally planned to release Marvel series 8-15 months apart, Jessica Jones arrived seven months after Daredevil, and season 2 of Daredevil will debut four months after Jessica Jones season 1.So, with Luke Cage possibly arriving as early as August, or as late as November, it’s likely we won’t hear much more about the show until after Daredevil season 2 premieres – though it seems Luke Cage himself (or at least his bar) will appear in the second season of Daredevil.Next: What We Want to See in Marvel’s Luke CageDaredevil season 1 and Jessica Jones season 1 are now available on Netflix. Daredevil season 2 will debut on Netflix on March 18th, 2016, followed by Luke Cage season 1 later in 2016. Release dates for Jessica Jones season 2, Iron Fist, and The Defenders on Netflix have not yet been announced. We’ll keep you updated on the Punisher spinoff as development continues.Source: Marvel/Netflix

Daredevil Season 2 Promo Poster: Matt Murdock’s In a Tough Spot

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The Daredevil season 2 scene teased here looks to have been lifted right out of the Punisher/Daredevil comic book story that Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon (who also collaborated on projects like the Preacher comic book series) wrote and illustrated, respectively, in 2001. You can read more about this encounter between Daredevil and Punisher in the Marvel Comics universe HERE, but the short of it is this: this is an incident where Frank Castle forces Matt Murdock to make a moral decision, when it comes to killing others, in order to prove a larger point. The line that Bernthal’s Punisher says to Cox’s Daredevil (one that has been featured heavily in Daredevil season 2 marketing of late), “You know you’re one bad day away from being me,” likewise appears to be a part of either this infamous encounter between the two characters – or a similar meeting between them on the show.In short: if Matt was hoping that his conscience would become more clear – and his moral compass easier to follow – after he defeated Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) in Daredevil season 1, The Punisher’s actions (and how Matt responds to them) should very much prove otherwise.NEXT: Daredevil Season 2 TrailerDaredevil season 1 and Jessica Jones season 1 are now available on Netflix. Daredevil season 2 will debut on Netflix on March 18th, 2016, followed by Luke Cage season 1 later in 2016. Release dates for Jessica Jones season 2, Iron Fist, and The Defenders on Netflix have not yet been announced. We’ll keep you updated on the Punisher spinoff as development continues.Source: Marvel/Netflix

Orphan Black Season 4 Gets a New Trailer Official Premiere Date

Orphan Black Season 4 Gets a New Trailer  Official Premiere DateOrphan Black follows a group of cloned women who have formed a supportive but dysfunctional family as they seek answers about the purpose of their creation. The show has actualized the theological, scientific and existential subtexts this sci-fi subject matter raises in the format of various factions threatening the “sestra’s” over the last three seasons. The clone characters are brought to life by the exceptionally talented Tatiana Maslany, who plays not only the key women (Sarah, Helena, Cosima and Alison) but a variety of other clone roles when the story lines require. She is joined by Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Siobian) and Kristian Bruun (Donnie) in recurring roles.

The new trailer shows flashes of upcoming action set against a soundtrack of dialogue hinting at the revisited plots as well as new material. The dialogue repetition added to the frenetic music score enhances the sense of unease and danger teased by the snippets of scenes. The mysterious new clone MK is featured from previously released teasers for Orphan Black season 4, along with peeks of some brand new faces – the significance of which are currently unknown.Although Orphan Black season 3 was deemed by many to be hit and miss with its complicated and meandering plot lines, the action was brought to a satisfying resolve by the final episode which found the clone club together for a fairly sentimental ending. However the nature of narrative must be conflict driven, meaning that the sestra’s happiness must yet again be attacked – in order to revisit the paranoia fueled mystery that successfully flavored the series in earlier seasons.This is precisely what the scenes glimpsed within the newest Orphan Black season 4 trailer hint at, as the clones react to both past and present strife. This latest offering from the show’s creators continues to indicate that fan feedback has well and truly been taken on board – and their slick marketing strategy intends to up the ante for ultimate fan suspense.Orphan Black season 4 will premiere on April 14th, 2016, in a new Thursday slot – 10/9 c on BBC America.Source: BBC America

The X-Files: FOX Interested in Continuing Series Beyond the Revival

The X-Files: FOX Interested in Continuing Series Beyond the RevivalWhen the new six-episode limited series of The X-Files was announced last year, some fans were skeptical. It had been 14 years since the show was on and even longer since the series was considered to have been in its prime. Creator Chris Carter struggled to find another successful series since his big hit went off the air, and longtime writer Vince Gilligan – now one of TV’s top showrunners – wasn’t going to be involved.But now, with one episode to go, the show has been a clear ratings success. And while nothing is official, it doesn’t appear X-Philes will have to wait nearly as long for their favorite special agents to return.According to a report from Variety, FOX’s entertainment president is interested in producing more episodes of the series, although official discussions have not yet begun with cast members. Indeed, all promotion for the last of the six episodes has referred to the episode as a season finale, indicating that we haven’t yet reached the end of the show just yet:”We said before it aired that we would love to do more, and we are over the moon with the performance. So far, the response has been really encouraging. We haven’t talked to the talent yet about Season 2 in any more definitive way than we had prior to airing the show, but certainly, it seems like there’s an audience responding to the show that would love to see more episodes.”

Variety also quoted “insiders” as stating that the network is interested in moving forward, and that the only challenge is lining up the schedules of creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.Keeping The X-Files going makes a certain amount of sense. It’s been a huge ratings success, with 50 million viewers worldwide watching the premiere and ratings holding strong for the next few weeks. It’s clear that the show’s core fans from the ‘90s have returned, along with younger viewers who have caught up on the show through Netflix, which streams all nine of the previous seasons. Besides, we’ve known for awhile that the limited series will end on a cliffhanger, and Duchovny said an interview last year that the limited series was not the end.Sure, critical reaction to the revived series has been somewhat mixed, even varying wildly from episode to episode. The premiere earned a lukewarm reception from critics, both for clunky dialogue and thin characterizations. But on the other hand, the third episode – ‘Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster’ – was almost universally praised for capturing the quirky energy of the original series, especially the installments that came from that episode’s writer, Darin Morgan.Is there any reason to doubt The X-Files will be back? Well, the last big FOX series revival was 24, and despite various plans, that was one-and-done in its original form (although a Bauer-less spinoff is on the way).The X-Files season 10 finale airs Monday @8pm on FOX.Source: Variety

Gotham: Get to Know Hugo Strange With New Images and Clip

Gotham: Get to Know Hugo Strange With New Images and ClipFOX’s Gotham has been working hard to carve its own identity within the franchise. The series has had a strong take on their versions of the Batman rogues gallery, so strong in fact that it may end up bringing lasting changes to villains like The Penguin, who has become one of the series’ biggest selling points.The first half of the second season was touted as the “Rise of the Villains”, and it hasn’t disappointed. The next villain to make his mark will be Mr. Freeze (Nathan Darrow) when Gotham season 2 resumes with “Wrath of the Villains”, but alongside him will be the emergence of a far more cunning and devious rogue: the legendary Dr. Hugo Strange.The new video clip from the upcoming season 2 episode titled ‘Mr. Freeze’, shows interaction between the wicked Dr. Hugo Strange and fan-favorite Gotham villain The Penguin, with Strange being portrayed by B.D. Wong (Jurassic World, Mr. Robot). The early versions of the character portray Strange as more of an evil mad scientist in the vein of Lex Luthor. In the post-crisis continuity of the 1980s, DC Comics gave readers a Strange who was a twisted psychiatrist obsessed with the Dark Knight. His unethical and sometimes dangerous experiments had a way of going terribly wrong.There are also several new images featuring Dr. Strange and the Penguin on Gotham, which you can check out below (hat tip CBM):

Gotham will no doubt put its own twist on Hugo Strange, but the character has an already rich and extensive history to pull from. The first appearance of the character came back in the Golden Age of comic books, way back in Detective Comics #36, February 1940. There are only a handful of main villains that come from that era to still kick around the Batman universe with much presence – e.g., well-known rogues like The Joker, Catwoman, Two-Face, The Penguin. Strange often gets overlooked as a tried and true Batman villain by those who aren’t into DC comic books, because of the distinct lack of mainstream attention. In fact, Strange is one of Batman’s oldest villains and is certainly the oldest recurring one.Sadly, Strange has been absent from the Batman feature films over the years, but he’s made a slew of appearances in the cartoons, making appearances in Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited. He even carried on to more modern series like The Batman and Young Justice. Strange also became a major player in the Batman: Arkham video game universe. You can unlock his bio in Batman: Arkham Asylum and there is mention of him in Batman: Arkham Knight. The character even makes an actual appearance in Batman: Arkham City. Thanks to the exposure he has gotten in the video games the villain has seen a great deal more attention among Bat-fans.This upcoming appearance on Gotham will be a landmark first live-action version of the character. If this video clip is any indicator of what is to come, hopefully the impact of B.D. Wong’s Hugo Strange could inspire Hollywood to include Strange in future mainstream Batman films.NEXT: Azrael’s Identity on Gotham RevealedGotham episode ‘Mr. Freeze’ will premiere on FOX Monday, February 29 at 8pm.Source: FOX [via CBM]

Legends of Tomorrow: First Look At Oliver Queen 2046

Legends of Tomorrow: First Look At Oliver Queen 2046DC Comics has etched for itself a sizable chunk of primetime television real estate, with The Flash airing on Tuesdays, Arrow on Wednesdays, and now Legends of Tomorrow on Thursdays. Establishing a time and place – in this case, 8/7c on The CW – where viewers can visit the DC Universe for three hours (four if we ignore that Supergirl airs on CBS, and five if we’re really generous and include Gotham on FOX), DC has created for fans a weekly window into their world.Tuning in to the DC/CW Universe at the same time, same channel certainly helps with ratings, but the presentation also lends itself to characters appearing on each others’ show. Obviously, The Flash and Arrow have seen great success from their crossover episodes, and Legends of Tomorrow’s cast is almost entirely comprised of characters originally seen on Flash and/or Arrow. In fact, those series’ respective leads, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) were there at the top of Legends’ pilot episode, firmly cementing the series as a vital part of their expanding universe.Since then, however, both The Flash and Green Arrow have been absent from the series, which, frankly, is understandable given how busy the Waverider crew has been traveling through time, hunting down Vandal Savage. Besides, this isn’t their show – but, being that all these series exist within the same universe, one of them was bound to make another appearance eventually.

And that appearance is coming next week, actually, because while Rip Hunter and his gang of misfits arrive in a dismal future where they never defeated Savage or returned home, they’ll meet a future version of Green Arrow in ‘Star City 2046.’ Amell himself shared a few photos, offering our first look at the older, bearded Oliver. Take a look, below:Get up old man… pic.twitter.com/xW7eQQCm7g- Stephen Amell (@amellywood) February 18, 2016I count 6 Legends and………. 2 GA (see the video above) confirms that it’s Deathstroke terrorizing Oliver’s city in this bleak future.Legends of Tomorrow returns next week at 8/7c on The CW in ‘Star City 2046.’Source: Stephen Amell, The CW