Geekery: Marvel and Netflix – The Ultimate TV Team-Up


The Defenders are coming – check out all of the sizzle reels for all of the new shows!

Jessica, Matt, Danny, Luke, and Frank are taking over Netflix starting in September. This is going to be one hell of a ride.

We get a glimpse at what’s in store for season two of Jessica Jones and a peek at The Punisher  – neither have a solo trailer, yet. Jon Bernthal – who exploded onto the screen in the last season of Daredevil – talked about taking the role of Frank Castle at SDCC yesterday: “I know this character matters. I know how much he means to members of the military and the police force. I take it as an enormous honor. Frank is in my bones now. He’s part of me.”

Last time we got Nas, this time we get ODB – the stage is definitely set. Executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker mentioned the importance music will play in the series: “That’s kinda what I call the Wu-Tangification of the Marvel Universe, meaning that it’s got attitude, it’s got grit, but it’s elegant at the same time. Every different episode is named after a different gangsta song. I wanted the thirteen episodes to feel like an album.”

Mike Colter and Rosario Dawson are reprising their roles. They are joined by a bunch of new faces – Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Shades, and Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard.

Alfre Woodard spoke at the Luke Cage panel yesterday about what drew her to the project: “When I picked this up, it was one of the smartest pieces of writing that I had ever come across. That’s what I do. I follow the script. It’s gotta be there. That’s a tribute to Cheo’s concept, Cheo’s vision, he carried it all the way through. It was set in a place that I love. We all have numbers on the call sheet, but Harlem deserves a number on the call sheet, as well. It’s very much a character. We get all the culture importance, the historical importance, everything that makes Harlem important through the ages is all there.”

Our first look at Finn Jones as Danny Rand is too short to say much. Cast also includes Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and David Wenham as Harold Meachum. Show runner is Scott Buck – who worked on Dexter.

They started filming (in bathrobes) in NYC in April…

finn jones iron fist

Daredevil season three has been confirmed… not much is known beyond Murdoch and Foggy are returning to streaming.

And the team up…

We’re on day one of SDCC and we’ve already gotten a ton of previews – check out the Unofficial SDCC Blog for more on newest comics, shows, movies, and toys.


There’s a lot to digest here – what are you thinking?

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Luke Cage looks so goooooooooood!!!!!!!

    • Frank Underwood

      Yeah I need to start watching this!
      Also, I didn’t know David Tennant was in JJ?

      • He plays Kilgrave… very effectively.

        • euansmith

          I wasn’t looking forward to that storyline at all, so I was pleasantly surprised with the way that they handled it.

          • It’s a spot on portrayal of an abusive relationship. The writing on that show is really good.

    • euansmith

      I’m just wondering how they are going to handle jeopardy in a story about a “bulletproof” man. I presume they will be putting others in danger and having Luke Cage sort things out. I hope that Jessica Jones isn’t brought in to be a damsel in distress. She was so spot on in her own series.

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        You target friends and civilians; you get to him psychologically; just because he is bulletproof, does not mean he is invulnerable. He can still die by drowning, asphyxiation, etc. Also, if something does get under his skin, it takes a ton of work – and super science – to get it out.

      • OolonColluphid

        Cage isn’t exactly top tier in Marvel. He is still subject to the laws of physics compared to The Hulk.

        • euansmith

          But we requires some one with super powers and an antitank weapon to take him down. Maybe the goons will get wise and start carrying RPGs 😀

          • OolonColluphid

            Improvised explosives should be enough. Though with Inhumans in the MCU and former Hydra out in the world. Some high tech black market weapon are plausible.

        • euansmith

          I was just thinking that a Bruce Banner Netflix series could be really cool. They could just show the action from Banner’s point of view; so that, whenever he eventually Hulks-out, they could just fade to black and then fade back when Banner regains consciousness again, miles away, covering in blood and rags, and scared to see the next news bulletin.

          • OolonColluphid

            If She-Hulk can get her own Netflix series. I don’t think Marvel would have to go that far even if the are rights split between Universal.

          • euansmith

            I like the idea of a series in which the hero is constantly trying to solve problems while avoiding any kind of conflict. So you have Banner applying his big brain to conning and conniving his way through a series of ever more difficult and threatening situations, until he finally fails and flips out.

            However, instead of then having to go over to expensive GCI and massive stunts; you just have news stories describing the latest rampage of the green-skinned behemoth. Like that time in Ultimates, when Hulk ate someone.

  • OldHat

    Luke Cage? Iron Fist? If Defenders does well, here’s hoping for a Heroes for Hire spin-off too! Seriously though, somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming! Netflix is just on fire!

  • euansmith

    I’m looking forward to all of these, and the Punisher series too. The icing on the cake would be if Netflix picked up Dredd; particularly as Karl Urban has said he is up for reprising the role.

    • Thomas Gardiner

      That would be… God, yes.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Problem will be the IP holders, it’s currently heald by like the tune of 13 seperate companies, most of ehich are Indian. That was why a sequel couldn’t happen. It was getting the “Dredd Committee” yo all come together again, it’s almost a miracle the Urban movie came out in the first place!

      • euansmith

        I guess that the promise of money could help. I guess it just depends how rich the committee is.

      • Rebellion owns the character – if Jason Kingsley and the bunch ok it they can move forward. Urban has been in talks with them for a few months for a series.

  • Thomas Gardiner

    Every single one of these looks brilliant. Can’t wait.

  • Ben

    Needs a Moon Knight Series…. The character was made for Netflix. Could be a 90s superhero type series with the over the top action and gadgets or a cool, underworld detective that deals with the abnormal things that go bump in the night. Also, you could play on his mental illness as if he is crazy or not to believe in a God of the moon.

    • There were rumors floating around about Moon Knight when the Punisher was announced, but haven’t seen anything since. He would be an excellent addition.