Just in case Pacific Rim didn’t exactly make it clear what a Jaeger was, this teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising goes a bit more deeply into the subject. Of course, its a promotional clip for gojaeger.com…
Pacific Rim: Uprising stars stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian – with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman returning to their roles from the first film.
Pacific Rim: Uprising will be in theaters on February 23, 2018.
Daredevil is “the man without fear”. Netflix’s first original live-action Marvel series, created by Drew Goddard, has nothing to fear as it gets picked up for season 2! Daredevil, created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, made his first appearance in Marvel Comics on April 1964. Over the years, this superhero has appeared in a movie, animated series, television, and video games. This time it would make an appearance streaming online. The 13 episode series debuted on April 10, 2015 to critical acclaim. Showrunners/executive producers Steven S. DeKnight and Jeph Loeb joined reporters to talk about Marvel’s “Daredevil“.
When the news came out than Vincent D’Onofrio was cast as Daredevil’s arch-enemy, Wilson Fisk (aka The Kingpin), my response was, of course! Netflix has released the first photo of D’Onofrio in character and it looks pretty much as I’d imagined. Check it out after the jump.
Netflix will release Daredevil on April 10th at 12:01 am.
The final season of Spartacus (Starz, Fridays, 10/9C), subtitled War of the Damned, begins tonight with an episode called Enemies of Rome and finds Spartacus leading his rapidly growing army of rebels against a rapidly shrinking Roman detachment while others seek to persuade Marcus Crassus to finance and lead major offensive against them.
This week marks the beginning of the end for Spartacus as Spartacus: War of the Damned (Starz, Fridays, 10/9C) premieres. As the final season’s subtitle suggests, we are now to the point where Rome has to take the upstart slave and his rebels seriously – what was once considered a distraction has turned to full on, bloody war.
On Friday past, series creator/showrunner Steven S. DeKnight and stars Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Todd Lasance (Caesar) and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Naevia) spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show’s final season – for two-and-a-half hours! (Obviously, they care a great deal about the show and enjoyed doing it.
Starz’ first big hit, Spartacus: Blood and Sand was unlike anything anyone had ever seen as an actually TV program before. A stroke of bad luck turned the show’s second season into a hastily put together, but very well done prequel, before tragedy required the series to recast its lead – original lead, Andy Whitfield insisted the show must go on and he even gave his successor his blessing.
So now we have the actual second season of the series – Spartacus: Vengeance [Starz, 10/9C] – ready to go and series creator/showrunner Steven S. DeKnight took time out from making the show to talk with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show.
In a rare confluence of events – a star’s illness; an open timeslot; fans clamoring for more backstory, and an idea intended for a postponed second season – Spartacus: Gods of the Arena was born. The six-episode prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand fills in the background history of Batiatus and Lucretia and how their ludus [gladiator training facility] came to a certain level of prominence before the arrival of the famed Thracian gladiator.
On Monday, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with series creator/showrunner/writer Steven S. DeKnight and stars Dustin Clare [Gannicus future champion of Capua], Manu Bennett [Crixus, here new to the ludus] and Jaime Murray [Lucretia’s old friend and fellow partier, Gaia].
Note: for some reason, this call had a lot of weirdness, technically – dropouts, cutoffs, static – so the transcript isn’t perfect. It was still a fun call, though.
Spartacus: Gods of the Area [Starz, Fridays, 10/9C] came about as a result of the unforeseen health issues of the star of Spartacus Blood and Sand. Conceived, partially, as a fill-in to keep the franchise alive while he recovered, and heeding the call of fans for some back-story on ludus owner Batiatus and his wife, Lucretia, series creator Steven S. DeKnight took a flashback that had been intended for season two of Blood and Sand and expanded it in a way that has yielded – at the very least – a premiere episode that matches the best of Blood and Sand’s first season.