Marvel is going with a largely unknown actor to star in its first collaboration with Netflix: Daredevil. Charlie Cox, who is most known for his work on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, has been cast as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. This comes after a tumultuous weekend where Drew Goddard left the project as show runner (he’s still executive producer) and Buffy/Angel vet and Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight was handed the reigns.
I thought Cox was fine, but not particularly outstanding on Boardwalk, and Daredevil is-by far-my favorite Marvel character. They have a chance to do something really special with 13 episodes of examination of this character and I just hope these people can finally do DD justice. This is the official description from Marvel:
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.
The 13-episode series will premiere on Netflix in 2015. Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”) will serve as showrunner and will produce alongside Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville”). Goddard also scripted the first two episodes.
By now, I think we’re all familiar with my crippling LEGO addiction so it goes without saying that this will be pre-ordered by the end of the day. LEGO Hobbit was a bit of a disappointment, so I need the return of …THE LEGO DARK KNIGHT! The only thing that would make me happier would be if Will Arnett, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill were reprising their roles from The LEGO Movie. Full details below: Continue reading Trailer Time: Lego Batman 3 – Beyond Gotham (2014) PLUS Gameplay Details→
It seemed impossible that anyone could ever captain the Enterprise and be as beloved as James T. Kirk. Patrick Stewart had an unenviable task taking the role of Jean-Luc Picard, a captain very different from Kirk’s. Star Trek: The Next Generation too, stumbles out of the gate (go back and watch the first season or two; it’s brutal), but once they hit their stride they not only caught up to their progenitors, but I would argue passed them with their final few seasons. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Star Trek The Next Generation Season 6 “There Are FOUR Lights!”→
Despite all the hate the prequels get, one area in which I think everyone agrees they don’t disappoint is in the lightsaber duels. The overwhelming choice (only five of the ten even received votes) of the KT community for Best Star Wars Lightsaber Duel was the “Dual Duel” of Obi Wan vs. Anakin Skywalker/Yoda vs. Darth Sidious from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
It’s only real competition came from Episode I’s epic showdown between Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gonn Jin. In the end, though, Episode III took Episode I 35.14% to 24.32%. You can see the full results above and on the KT homepage at https://justkillingti.me. We’ll have a new poll up later this week and thanks again for deciding another great debate of geekery!