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Netflix Orders Second Season of DAREDEVIL, But…

Daredevil

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

'Transformers Prime' animated series

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.

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Transformers newsTRANSFORMERS To Have Their Own Marvel-Like Film Universe

Marvel has set the tone with how to handle a huge franchise full of characters. Well, at least doing it right. DC and Warner Bros are trying to develop their own film universe with their comic book characters. Whether DC and make as big of a splash with their Justice League characters as Marvel has with their Avengers, then they should be pretty happy.

And now Paramount had a light bulb go off in their collective heads and have decided that they and Hasbro should try the same thing with the Transformers (film) universe.

And they are going to try and follow suit in Disney’s Star Wars footsteps by plotting to release sequels, prequels and spinoffs.

They hired a guy (Akiva Goldsman) to hire other folks to pen scripts and will more than likely be working with Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg in what is being called a writer’s room round table script trust.

There… I think we covered everything.

Sure, the last film grossed just over a billion dollars, but domestically movie goers are getting a bit tired of the film. This Transformers Cinematic Universe is more than likely banking on the international interest in the franchise to keep this idea alive.

But can this idea work? Marvel took a chance and made things work the way they wanted it to. DC is hoping to do the same, without doing it the same way Marvel did. (There’s no escaping it DC…) And Disney, having bought Star Wars, is going to pummel the world with a dozen more incarnations of the franchise. Hasbro and Paramount though, seem to be embracing the best of both worlds or ideas out there.

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‘Transformers 4’ Gets New Actor + Some Movie Story Background

January 8, 2013

There’s new news on the street for Transformers 4… well, maybe it’s a bit more than news on the street, it’s the word from director Michael Bay, announcing that he’s hired a new actor to play opposite Mark Wahlberg. The new guy is Jack Reynor, and as Bay puts it, “I just hired a great […]

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Transformers 4: News, Casting, Casting Calls, Script Leaks and Non-Leaks

December 17, 2012

I’ve been hovering over the latest news on Michael Bay’s Transformers 4 project and rather than pump out every single thing that hits the web, I wait a bit.  And sometimes, I’m glad I do/did. First up was some story details… Early Transformer 4 synopsis’ went like this: Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) returns with a […]

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Michael Bay Casts Mark Wahlberg in Transformers 4 & Reveals New TF4 Logo

November 8, 2012

Michael Bay releases the FIRST official logo for Transformers 4 and announces a new cast member, all in one fell swoop. – Ah, the beauty of the web.  The first news of Mark Wahlberg being cast in Transformers 4 came via rumors that Michael Bay took action to deny, via his website. OK, that’s happened […]

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Mark Wahlberg in Transformers 4 (Was/Is a Rumor?)

November 7, 2012

A few weeks back some folk were spreading their insights about Mark Wahlberg landing the lead human gig on Michael Bay’s next Transformers movie, Transformers 4. The net got wild about it but Bay had to come out and sooth the nerves of many, saying that he’s working with Wahlberg, but on something else. But […]

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Various News Bits From Around the Web 9-13-12

September 13, 2012

Today’s news bites that caught my attention include news from the Transformers franchise, the Hulk, Justified, The Dark Knight Rises, The Bourne Legacy and a few other snippets of entertainment news! – Transformers 4 Word on the street is that Michael Bay‘s 4th Autobot movie, Transformers 4, will be a bit of a reboot.  The […]

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More ‘Transformers 4’ News, From Michael Bay Himself

June 22, 2012

First we had a nice little fake Transformers 4 promo poster.  But it was interesting timing because the LA Times chatted up Michael Bay recently at his Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood and the new movie came up. On talking about Transformers 4, Bay was setting some details out there about his upcoming new […]

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‘Transformers 4’ First Fake Promo Art Is Here!

June 20, 2012

It first appeared as if the promotional nudge for Transformers 4 may have begun.  I saw this image was called the first promo art for the movie and my source thought they dug around enough and could not disprove that it was or wasn’t fan art. I was pretty jazzed thinking this might be the […]

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SPIDER MAN, TRANSFORMERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, WONDER WOMAN Movie News For a Wed

June 6, 2012

Check out this quickie preview scene from The Amazing Spider-Man movie… it gives nothing (much) away… – LOL… Transformers 4 will be Michael Bay‘s final Transformers movie… again. LA Times, in a piece about the new Transformers ride, says that Bay says The director, by the way, says that the fourth film will include some […]

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The Top-25 Domestic Movies of 2011, As You Spoke With Your Wallet

December 30, 2011

Looking at how you spent your money on movies in 2011, I take a look at the TOP-10 MOVIES and beyond, for the domestic box office from 2011…

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Is Michael Bay Considering TRANSFORMERS 4 or Focusing on PAIN AND GAIN? [Cinema Static]

December 8, 2011

According to various outlets, Michael Bay is in negotiations to direct another TRANSFORMERS franchise movie. Or is he?

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What Are Movie Reviews Saying About ‘Paranormal Activity 3?’

October 21, 2011

Are you wondering what other movie reviews are saying about PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3?

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Michael Bay MIght Do How Many More ‘Transformers’ Sequels?

October 18, 2011

For the last few years we know that Michael Bay has said that he was only working on a trilogy of films for the TRANSFORMERS movie franchise that…

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‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ & DVD Tricky Sales Stunts

September 30, 2011

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ & DVD Tricky Sales Stunts

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‘Transformers 3’ Moscow Global Premiere Red Carpet Images

June 23, 2011

‘Transformers 3’ Moscow Global Premiere Red Carpet Images

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The Earliest First Movie Review of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

May 15, 2011

The Earliest First Movie Review of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

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‘Transformers 3’ News (Or Not) On The Twins Being In It

May 14, 2011

‘Transformers 3’ News (Or Not) On The Twins Being In It

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