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– Luke Cage star Mike Colter talked to The Los Angeles Times about the upcoming Netflix series and it sounds pretty darn cool. Colter mentioned that they would do the Marvel Netflix thing of stretching out a character’s origin through flashbacks (presumably while they drag their supporting cast into a personal war against a solitary powerful criminal in Hell’s Kitchen). Colter also mentioned that Luke Cage would take a lot of influence from Harlem’s musical history which sold me on the show instantly. Jessica Jones was pretty damn good but I thought it didn’t have a totally strong or consistent identity, especially after Daredevil went all in on the “Catholic guilt meets Indonesian martial arts” aesthetic for its own series.
– Kristen Bell will appear in a voice-over role in the second season of iZombie according to Entertainment Weekly. The episode she’ll be cameoing in (titled “Fifty Shades of Grey Matter”) revolves around an erotic fiction writer, so it’s likely that Bell will be voicing the E.L. James stand-in or something. Just watch iZombie, it’s pretty great.
– Kevin Feige didn’t tell Entertainment Weekly that the good doctor’s Eye of Amagotto is an Infinity Stone but we all know how this, and every Marvel movie until 2019, is going down. He also told EW how perfect Benedict Cumberbatch is for the role, and that they really had to work around the Batch’s schedule to get him on set. Maybe if they opened my audition tape, they would have seen that I am free to film this movie literally whenever.
– There’s a trailer out for the live-action My Love Story!! movie and it’s precious. In case you’re not familiar with the manga (which also became a great anime this year), it’s about this adorable big guy in high school who falls in love with a just as adorable girl and nothing bad happens. That’s not even me being disingenuous. Nothing really bad happens and everyone’s just super supportive of each other and, even if this film won’t make it to the US any time soon, you should really try to track down the manga or the show.