COMIC REEL: Marvel Finds its Daredevil; Kevin Smith on DC's Film Universe

Wed, May 28th, 2014 at 8:53am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

DAREDEVIL

It's official: "Boardwalk Empire" star Charlie Cox has been cast as Daredevil/Matt Murdock in Marvel's upcoming "Daredevil" Netflix series. Though currently known for his work on the HBO drama, Cox also played the male lead in 2007's "Stardust," based on the Neil Gaiman fantasy novel of the same name.

"Cox will play Matt Murdock, the lead role in this all-new Marvel Television series," the Marvel description reads. "Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City."

ANT-MAN

The Hollywood Reporter has posted a piece that explores why, after eight years, Edgar Wright and Marvel parted ways on "Ant-Man," which is still slated for July 17, 2015 release. THR cites sources as saying the heads of departments for the film's crew left production when it looked like it would not begin as scheduled. Representatives for Paul Rudd state that he is still involved in the project.

According to THR, Wright walked because revisions were made to the "Ant-Man" script without his input.

"Kevin Feige [and his top lieutenants] run Marvel with a singularity of vision, but when you take a true auteur and throw him into the mix, this is what you get," an unnamed source told THR. "They don't want you to speak up too much or have too much vision. People who have never worked there don't understand how they operate, but if you trust them, they have an amazing track record."

Opens July 17, 2015

THE FLASH

John Wesley Shipp's role in "The Flash" has been revealed! The actor (who played Barry Allen in the original "The Flash" television series) will portray Henry Allen, father to lead character Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin.

"Given his history with The Flash, Andrew [Kreisberg], Geoff [Johns] and I could only think of one person we wanted to play Barry's father and that was John Wesley Shipp," "Flash" executive producer Greg Berlanti said in a statement. "He gives a fantastic and emotional performance in the pilot and we are looking forward to his presence in many more episodes. Also, personally, it was just wonderful to work with him again since my days at 'Dawson's Creek'. He's a great actor and a great guy."

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

ComicBook.com has transcribed quotes from Kevin Smith's recent appearance on the Hollywood Babble-On podcast, which seemingly reveals a little more of Warner Bros. plan when it comes to building a DC Cinematic Universe.

"They’re obviously beginning something, and there’s a stretch of these flick,” Smith said. “And so this is the beginning of the Justice League, as we all suspected as they were announcing that cast. We were like, ‘This is the beginning of a Justice League movie.’ From what I understand now, it’s no longer like, ‘This is Superman 2.’ They’re not doing these things. They’re doing like, ‘Here’s Man of Steel. Here’s Batman/Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ The next one is not like a sequel to one of the characters. They’re just going to keep building their universe for about five or six movies. But all of them…it’s supposed to tell one massive story, which is all Justice League oriented."

Opens May 6, 2016

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

/Film has posted new concept shots for the Sentinels in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." It's pretty easy to see which aspects of the concepts they went with, but it's certainly interesting to see where it started from.

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TAGS:  daredevil (tv), ant-man movie, the flash tv, batman v superman, x-men days of future past

 
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