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.
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TRANSFORMERS 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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