Netflix’s decision to cancel Marvel’s Daredevil was a surprise. No one knew it was coming. Not the stars, not Marvel’s executives. Not even the writers, who were already laying out plans for the next chapter of Daredevil’s story. We got a chance to talk with one of the writers who was working on season four, who shared her shock at the show’s demise and why she think it spells doom for the future of The Defenders TV universe.
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It’s news that should come as no surprise to either people who saw Black Panther earlier this year or were aware of the conclusion of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos’s run on Jessica Jones, but two beloved Marvel heroines are getting all-new comic series. And you can actually start reading one of them right now!
With the release of Invincible Iron Man #600 late last month, Brian Michael Bendis has officially left the building at Marvel Comics. His long career at the publisher saw him create iconic characters and helm some of the biggest stories Marvel had, to the point that Bendis was writing so many series he's actually said goodbye four different times.
Next week, the Jessica Jones TV series finally returns to Netflix for her sophomore season, and she's bringing a specter from her past with her in the form of Kilgrave, a.k.a. the Purple Man. But it's not just on TV that the villain has made a comeback. He's also re-entered Jess' life in the comics - and it's a story that's been handled excellently.
It sounds like an insult to say that The Defenders is exactly what you thought it would be, but it isn't. It's a show that's very aware of the expectations put upon it and the problems encountered by the other Marvel Netflix shows, and it knows how to best utilise its cast and its time. In other words, it's great.
Kate Bishop's new life in LA as a private investigator is about to get a bit of a mix up -- because Hawkeye's next arc is bringing in the big guns in the form of Jessica Jones herself. Eager to learn more, we sat down with series writer Kelly Thompson to see how Jessica and Kate will fare together on a wild new case.
Earlier last week we posted part of Evan's chat with Brian Michael Bendis, a five-time Eisner award winner and a long-standing writer for Marvel Comics. In the full interview, Bendis talks about his early career, the difference between the Powers TV show and the comics, Jessica Jones, the second Civil War, story grenades and much, much more.
Last month at C2E2, Marvel was less than subtle in hinting that superpowered PI and Netflix star Jessica Jones would be getting her own solo series for the first time in ages. But it was all predicated on ifs and buts. This weekend, Brian Michael Bendis confirmed that it's definitely happening.
So far, we've only seen Daredevil on Netflix, the first series out of the four-show deal that Marvel struck with the streaming platform. The Jessica Jones show comes out next month, but the streams of the two series are already intermingling in a fun way.