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Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' Netflix Series To Be Penned By 'Twilight' Writer Melissa Rosenberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 10:04 AM
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Yesterday, Marvel gave fans yet another reason to stay excited about their next venture into the world of streaming content: they hired Drew Goddard to pen their "Daredevil" series. But for "Jessica Jones," they've taken another direction, though one that is certain to garner a bit more criticism and consternation from certain quarters.

Drew Goddard To Write Netflix/Disney's 'Daredevil' Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2013 3:46 PM
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Daredevil Drew Goddard
According to "The Secret," all you need to do to be successful and get everything you want in life is to put those good vibes out there. And whether or not he's read the bestseller, it seems to have worked for Drew Goddard. “You’re talking to a guy who had quotes from Daredevil painted on his wall while growing up," he told Collider over the summer when asked about the franchise. "Even when I was 18, I still had the blood red door with the, ‘I have shown him that a man without hope is a man without fear.’ That was what I loved and so it’s the sort of thing that if we can find the right project, I would love to do it.” And so, here we are ...

'Thor: The Dark World': Where It Saved The Day & Where It Left Us Wanting More

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 11, 2013 2:22 PM
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Thor 2: Dark World, Post Mortem
After rolling out first in the rest of the world, this past weekend saw the U.S. release of "Thor: The Dark World," the third adventure to feature the Norse god of thunder, after "Thor" and "The Avengers," and the eighth movie in Marvel's cinematic masterplan. As you might have assumed, the movie's a massive hit: an $86 million opening weekend, to add to the $240 million it's already taken abroad.

What Does The Netflix Partnership Mean For The Marvel Universe? 7 Points To Consider

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 8, 2013 1:44 PM
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Marvel/NetFlix
Has the revolution begun? Netflix announced just a few days ago that they had delivered 2 billion hours of just streaming content in their fourth quarter this year. Before that, Netflix chief Ted Sarandos provoked the industry with a confrontational keynote speech about releasing films day-and-date on the streaming service and warning theater owners that they will "kill movies" if they continue to resist multi-platform distribution. A convenient, self-serving statement, he's since back pedaled away from those comments (after all, it’s Netflix who mostly benefits here).

Netflix Announce 4 Live-Action Marvel Series Based On Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist & Luke Cage, Plus 'Defenders' Mini-Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 9:41 AM
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Marvel will now dominate all media. Having conquered the multiplex, currently holding down TV with "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." (even as the show finds its footing), the next move for Marvel is streaming into the homes of fans everywhere with the simple click of a button.

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Doing 'Thor 2' Crossover Episode That Actually Doesn't Include Anyone From 'Thor 2'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 3, 2013 10:21 AM
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'Agents of SHIELD,' 'Thor: The Dark World'
Classic. November sweeps season is on its way for television, which means studios are pulling out all the stops. What will ABC be doing for "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?" Well, there is one upcoming Marvel film that comes out in November, "Thor: The Dark World." It's official: Marvel has announced that "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will be doing a crossover episode with the upcoming 'Thor' sequel. Hell, fans rejoice, right? This is what they've dreamed of since this ABC spin-off series was announced.

Interview: Kevin Feige On 'Thor: The Dark World,' Firing Carter Burwell & Reclaiming 'X-Men' & 'Spider-Man'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 30, 2013 4:11 PM
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Kevin Feige has made a pretty good case for being the most successful Hollywood producer of recent years. The 40-year-old President of Production at Marvel Studios started barely a decade ago, graduating from being Lauren Shuler Donner's assistant to associate producer on the first "X-Men" movie — the film that launched the 21st century wave of comic book film — and since then, has had some kind of role or credit on every Marvel-derived project.

Savannah Film Festival: Alec Baldwin Talks 'Seduced & Abandoned,' Turning Down 'Grand Theft Auto,' Marvel & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2013 3:46 PM
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Alec Baldwin
It all started with an idea to an idea to make a movie called "Last Tango In Tikrit." For Alec Baldwin and writer/director James Toback, their desire to produce an erotic, sexually charged movie, set in the Middle East, which a budget of $25-30 million soon found them dealing with an industry that no long makes erotic, sexually charged movies for $25-30 million. And so what came out of a yet to be realized project turned into the documentary "Seduced & Abandoned" (our review), which screened this week at the Savannah Film Festival in addition to premiering on HBO.

Ben Kingsley's Secret Marvel Project Is A Mandarin-Focused One Shot

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 29, 2013 9:22 AM
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One of the more tantalizing unrealized moments from Shane Black's terrific "Iron Man 3," that was revealed during the lead-up to the film's home video release: Ben Kingsley's Mandarin character (in actuality a druggy London stage actor named Trevor Slattery), mistakenly injects himself with the Extremis virus, a virus that turns people into human bombs (he thought it was just some really good shit). Slattery walks out onto the oil tanker where the big action set piece happens and spontaneously explodes. It's a shocking, wonderful moment and its deletion made us wonder if Marvel has other plans for the character. It turns out, they do.

Kevin Feige Speaks: 5 Things Learned About Joss Whedon, ‘The Avengers 3,’ Marvel’s Phase 3 Movies & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 22, 2013 5:50 PM
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It’s likely impossible to avoid at this point, but in case you’ve been living under a rock, reviews for “Thor: The Dark World” have arrived (read ours here). That means related press for all the cast and hundreds of online journals grilling Marvel Chief Kevin Feige for morsels of details about "The Avengers" sequel and what the hell is going on with Marvel’s Phase 3 plans (as of right now, it’s a lot of carved out release dates with no movies actually announced).

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