Mike Colter spoke with Marvel.com about the connection between "Jessica Jones" and "Luke Cage."
“As far as a through-line [between the two series], I feel like what you saw in ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ will catapult him into moving into another part of the city, which is where ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ takes place," said Colter of his upcoming superhero series. "And the character’s still true to that character from ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones,’ but is going to be magnified and enlarged in a way that you get to see what he’s thinking and his point of view and his perspective and what he’s been dealing with that got him into the place where he is now. Even prior to that, I think we’ll also see what makes him who he is and how he got to the point before he met Jessica. Each series has done a very good job of laying the groundwork for the super heroes in flashback form or whatever, but we’ll get a lot more information about who he is and why he became who he is.”
Colter also spoke about the version of the character he will play in the "Luke Cage" series. “I think our vision is very clear of what a modern-day version of Luke Cage is in 2016 and it’s not the version, obviously, from 1972, but it’s very timely. He’s very current and I think he’s got a very clear, distinct voice for the modern generation. That’s what I’m most excited about, how they connect and jibe with what he feels. And hopefully, he can represent a lot of what they’re anticipating to be current topics and what they want to explore.”
Debuts on Netflix in 2016
In an interview with CBR, James D'Arcy spoke about the amount of physical comedy Jarvis is pulling off in season two.
"They decided it, and I went along with that," said D'Arcy of the decision to up Jarvis' comedy. "I have to be honest: I have really enjoyed the fact that they did make it more physically comedic. The fact that we've moved the show to L.A. and the show has a bit of a lighter tone this year -- I think it's really good for the show but also on a very personal note, I love doing the comedy stuff so it's great for me as well."
Airs Mondays on ABC
The CW has released a clip from tonight's "Arrow" episode, which is titled "Unchained." The clip sees the return of Colton Haynes' Roy Harper.
CBR also has an exclusive clip from tonight's episode focusing on Nyssa al Ghul.
Airs Wednesdays on the CW
"Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman ran into "Deadpool's" Ryan Reynolds and posted a pic of the meeting to Twitter.
A new "DP" promo has popped up, containing a few brief glimpses of new footage.
Opens February 12, 2016
"Flash" showrunner Andrew Kreisberg spoke to TV Line about Caitlin Snow's relationship with Jay Garrick, the Earth-2 ex-speedster who's time is running out.
"When [Caitlin's fiance] Ronnie died, both times he was literally snatched out of Caitlin’s life. She had to stand by and watch, helpless,” said Kreisberg. “But the problem that Jay is facing is [based in] biochemistry -- her specialty -- so she is determined to not let history repeat itself. Instead of being a victim of fate, she is now in the driver’s seat, and that creates a very different dynamic for her. It definitely lets her shine, while also showing a vulnerability to Jay. It’s always hard to see your heroes be weak, and in some ways it’s harder for the hero themselves, to need to be saved.”
Wally West actor Keiynan Lonsdale spoke to Collider, discussing what it's like to shoot scenes with Grant Gustin in the Flash suit.
"You definitely feel like you’re on the show, at that point, and that you’re creating a comic book world and bringing it to life," said Lonsdale. "It’s also interesting watching Grant because he transforms when that suit is on him. Other times, it’s just funny. It makes a good laugh when he has the suit on because anything you say while the suit is on is hilarious. So, it’s entertaining, either way."
Lonsdale also expressed a desire to see a super suit for Wally West. "The first time I saw him in it, I was just like, 'I wonder what Wally's costume is going to be like.' I’m waiting to see what the design will be. Hopefully, I’ll get to find out soon!"
Airs Tuesdays on the CW
The CW has aired a preview for next week's episode, "Physician Heal Thy Selfie."
Airs Tuesdays on the CW
OUTCAST & PREACHER
South By Southwest has announced the lineup for their film festival, which will include the first episodes of both Cinemax's "Outcast" and AMC's "Preacher." Here are the write-ups for each series; neither screening date has been announced.
Director: Adam Wingard, Screenwriter: Robert Kirkman, Showrunner: Chris Black
Outcast, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Cast: Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt, Reg E. Cathey, David Denman (World Premiere)
Directors: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Screenwriter: Sam Catlin
Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who – along with his ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy – is thrust into a crazy world, much bigger than he is. Cast: Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, W. Earl Brown, Lucy Griffiths (World Premiere)
Although TNT passed on a live-action drama based on DC Comics' "Teen Titans," we may not have seen the last of the project. Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment's chief creative officer, told TVLine the company had known about TNT's decision "months and months and months" before the announcement -- and they still have plans for the series.
“We have plans for 'Titans,'” Johns said. “It’s a huge piece of DC, and we have plans.”