Netflix Orders Second Season of DAREDEVIL, But…
The news on the street is that Netflix has ordered up a second season of Marvel’s dark and gritty Daredevil franchise. Which is awesome, but the news that worries me is that the present showrunner, Steven DeKnight, won’t be there to helm the show.
Though if you read the press release, it assures us all will be well under the guidance of Doug Petrie (American Horror Story), Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy) will be co-showrunners.
Their resumes look fair enough, but I can’t shake the concern on why DeKnight would bail. DeKnight is a master a good, dark story telling. He is more than likely most of the reason the show is as good as it is. He’s been the power source behind shows like Buffy, Angel, Smallville, Dollhouse, and Spartacus.
Maybe he became too expensive. Marvel does have a pocketbook problem as their senior actors are reaping the rewards from their great work and earning their millions.
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Transformers Franchise Will Continue as a “Cinematic Universe,” like Marvel
I wanna be like Marvel. Then again what studio does not. But Marvel not only beat everyone to it, they did it in style by doing it right and taking their comic world serious.
But enough about Disney’s adopted studio.
It’s been confirmed in a shareholder’s meeting that the next Transformers movie is coming out in 2017 and the Hasbro toy company has hired a team of writers to “create a strategic plan around Transformers. We think there are any number of stories to be told from the brand that has been around for 30 years with amazing canon and mythology. We would expect the sequel to the Transformers movie to happen in 2017.”
Mark Wahlberg was signed for multiple films, so expect his presence in the upcoming films, but there’s no word on the street about if Michael Bay is returning or not. He has said he is not returning, but he said that after each of the released films so far.
Why No Hulk Movie Yet?
Back in 2003 we were treated to that Tim Burton-ish Hulk movie from Ang Lee, with that over-the-top bad guy from Nick Nolte. Basically, I felt like the studio did not have the bravado to create a real bad guy, so they pulled that crap.
What ever. The Hulk was Hulk in a mediocre story.
Then came The Incredible Hulk from Louis Leterrier in 2008. A much better rendition but there were still issues.
All of this content was from Universal.
And while we sit around and wait for a Hulk movie from Marvel, we may never get that stand-alone film. That is because Universal still has the rights (to make another crap movie) for the character in stand-alone films.
Hence, for the time being, until Universal gets their heads out of the “shadows” and joins forces with Sony (The Spider-Man rights holders) and lets Marvel do what they do best and much better than anyone else, we are going to have a long wait.
And as ScreenCrush put it, once Marvel bought back Iron Man, Thor and Captain America from who ever held those character rights, everyone else started ratcheting up the sticker price machine, seeing as to how well Marvel can do with these franchises.