Netflix's Jessica Jones is currently filming in New York City, and the co-creator of the character, Brian Michael Bendis, has opened up about his thoughts on the series from being involved in the production and having seen several early episodes.
“The show is so good. I have seen the first couple of episodes and because I didn’t work on it directly I can say this with full no ego fanfare: I loved it!!” said Bendis on his Tumblr. “And believe me, I was going to be the hardest on it. Harder than any of you.”
Speaking about the show’s direction, Bendis said, “Jessica is a part of my DNA. A bad Jessica Jones show would have hurt me deeply.”
“But it is faithful and lively and everything that I could personally have wanted from the show,” Bendis continued. “The mean streets of Marvel Netflix from a different perspective than Matt’s but at the same time… it all fits. Just like the comics on their best day. And just like Netflix [Daredevil], the look of the show is cracklin’ noir but with its own palette.”
Bendis also praised the show’s cast, saying “Krysten Ritter is soooo good. And Michael Colter. Wait until you see Michael Colter. The casting of Luke Cage, in my opinion, and [I] have said this to everyone behind the scenes, is as strong and spot on as the casting of Tony Stark. It’s probably the hardest to cast and they got it. perfect.”
Jessica Jones is scheduled to debut later this year on Netflix.
X-FILES Revival Adds ROBBIE AMELL And LAUREN AMBROSE
Variety reports that actors Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose will appear in Fox’s upcoming X-Files revival series.
The report has few details about the characters played by the pair, but describes Ambrose’s Agent Einstein as “sharp” and “confident,” and Amell’s Agent Miller as “smart” and “smooth.”
Fox’s X-Files revival will premiere on January 24, 2016.
New FANTASTIC FOUR Character Bios
Four new character bios for the main cast of 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four have premiered, showcasing the powers and personalities of Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny. Check them out right here:
Of note are in the videos are the first spoken line by Ben Grimm as the Thing, and the description of Reed’s powers as “shapeshifting.” The nature of Reed’s abilities has already been altered somewhat by the movie’s official website, saying “He can warp the space around him, and appear to stretch his body into impossible forms and to incredible lengths.”
Fantastic Four hits theaters on August 7, 2015.