How BRIAN BENDIS Brought Back Mechanical Webshooters, NETFLIX Unsure About JESSICA JONES in 2015

Krysten Ritter in "Breaking Bad"
Krysten Ritter in "Breaking Bad"
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Could A.K.A. JESSICA JONES Be Pushed Back From Original Release Date?

Just days after news Daredevil's debut on Netflix had been moved up one month to April 2015, Netflix's head honcho Ted Sarandos said the announced 2015 debut of A.K.A. Jessica Jones might not make it out this year. During Wednesday's Television Critics Association press tour, Sarandos answered a question about that show's 2015 debuting, with IGN quoting him as answering "It’s too hard to say now."

Earlier, Sarandos said that people should expect the five Marvel/Netflix shows to be "roughly a year" apart, with some coming in "as early as eight months" and others could be "15 months apart." In the case of A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Sarandos said they'll be able to schedule it once filming has been completed - pointing out it hasn't even begun yet on the show.

How BRIAN BENDIS Brought Back Mechanical Webshooters

Mechanical Webshooters from "Amazing Spider-Man"
Mechanical Webshooters from "Amazing Spider-Man"
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In some ways you could say Brian Michael Bendis kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it - it was him that wrote that fateful post-credits scene in Iron Man. Fast-forward to 2015, and Bendis is in-demand in Hollywood both as part of Marvel Studios' creative committee and for his upcoming projects like Playstation's Powers TV adaptation. Yahoo! Movies sat down with Bendis to talk about the Portland writer's experience with Hollywood, from his tell-all Fortune & Glory to his more recent encounters - including bringing back Spider-Man's mechanical webshooters.

"They’ve asked me in to be the deciding vote on some stuff, which is an odd experience as well," Bendis says. "[Before Amazing Spider-Man], they sat me down in Amy Pascal’s office with this big roomful of producers and writers and directors, and she looked at me and said 'Organic webshooters or mechanical webshooters?' I said 'mechanical,' and half the table said, 'Goddamn it!' They were mad because I was clearly the deciding vote, even though I didn’t know that. So when I see the mechanical webshooters, I feel a little happiness. I feel like I did something good in the world."

Bendis also relates his involvement in the beleaguered Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Broadway musical, from attending early dress rehearsals and also confirming he was briefly pencilled in to write that now-canceled project.

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