ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW FOR DYNAMITE’S FLASH GORDON!12/05/11 @ 5:11 pm EST
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WARNER BROS. PUSHING AHEAD WITH 'JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK'10/08/15 @ 5:28 pm EST
I was a tad cautious about this new acquisition by Dynamite
after several other classic heroes (Lone Ranger, Green Hornet,etc), as there’s already a Flash Gordon series from publisher Ardden, and has been for a while. However, this debut issue (at only $1!) is awesomely rousing with a great focus on action and drama.
Setting the story in 1934 (the year of the adventurer’s debut, courtesy of Alex Raymond) was a bold, but wise move. Not only does it set it apart from Ardden’s modernised take, it also gives Flash Gordon a unique flair for adventure, much like The Rocketeeer or Indiana Jones tales set roughly in the same era, do.
We first see Flash when he’s jumping from a burning plane, with cartographer Dale Arden in his arms. Handy captions introduce us to all the main players and Flash is instantly likeable due to that charming ’30s style and the fact that he’s a polo player once more. Flash and Dale are on a mission to find reclusive scientist Hans Zarkov. They do and he’s wonderfully crazy (well, at least a little bit). Zarkov believes there’s a way from our universe to others, and that inhabitants of said outer worlds have been visiting Earth for recruitment purposes. One dangerous space shuttle journey later and Flash and Dale see his point. On the last few pages three rebellious Mongo citizens visit Germany to hunt down Ming ally, Hitler. This was a pleasant surprise, adding one more layer to this daring tale.
Artist Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) has long been a fan of the character and an interview with him even shows up on the DVD of the 1980 film. His love is evident here in his character designs and art direction, a role (as well as variant cover artist) that has kept him busy with numerous series over the last few years at Dynamite. Not as outlandish as his designs for the Jack Kirby inspired titles, they evoke classic sci-fi trappings much like the rockets and alien thrones do. Throwing Ming’s snivelly right hand man Klytus from the film was a nice surprise too, and Ming really lives up to his Merciless title, with his disdain for pretty much everyone, including his slave girls and the entirety of the human race it would seem. More of a nuanced character and not at all a stereotype, Ming is like Darth Vader in Episode IV. We don’t see much of him, but we see enough to know that he’s a calculating despot.
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LATEST "FLASH" TEASER OFFERS NEW HINT OF ZOOM'S LOOK, VOICE10/08/15 @ 5:16 pm EST
Warner Bros. is reportedly moving ahead with the long-teased "Justice League Dark" film under the guidance of producer Scott Rudin.
According to The Tracking Board, the project is no considered a priority by the studio, which hopes to begin production next year.
Featuring some of DC Comics' supernatural heroes, like John Constantine, Deadman, Zatanna and Swamp Thing, "Justice League Dark" had been in development by Guillermo del Toro since 2012. However, the director left the long-simmering project over the summer, later explaining that Warner Bros.' scheduled conflicted with his own plans for "Pacific Rim 2" (which has since been bumped from the Universal Pictures calendar).
"Warners liked the script, they were very enthusiastic and wanted to green-light it but they wanted it to coincide with the shoot of 'Pacific Rim 2,'” del Toro said in July. “I was put in a very difficult place facing a difficult choice, and I chose to do 'Pacific Rim 2.'”
He'll reportedly remain on board as a producer.
Although script details have been closely guarded -- as much as del Toro talked about the film, it was only in relation to characters -- The Tracking Board suggests the story may involve a series of ancient books stolen by a madman who wants to destroy humanity. Constantine then seeks out heroes specializing in the supernatural to help save the world.
Rudin has a long list of film credits dating back to the early 1980s, including "Sleepy Hollow," "No Country for Old Men," "The Social Network," "True Grit" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
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'STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS' SETS WORLD PREMIERE DATE AND CITY10/08/15 @ 5:12 pm EST
A short promo from Canada's CTV offers fans of "The Flash" their best look at Season 2's big bad guy to date.
Not only do we see Zoom, blurry, but undeniably more horrific and frightening than last season's super speedster bad guy, we get our first example of how the villain, voiced by Tony Todd, sounds as he tells Eddie Slick (dubbed Sand Demon by Prof. Stein), "You wanna go home? Kill the Flash."
Next week's episode also features the Flash of Earth-2, Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears), as the alternate universe's hero helps Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) prepare for Zoom's threat by developing new applications for his speed-based powers.
The episode, "The Flash of Two Worlds," airs Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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NYCC '15: ‘STAR WARS REBELS’ PREPS SEASON TWO FOR LAUNCH10/08/15 @ 4:18 pm EST
This is the premiere you are looking for.
Disney and Lucasfilm will unveil Star Wars: The Force Awakens
at a massive world premiere in Los Angeles on Dec. 14, The Hollywood Reporter
From there, the highly anticipated sequel will jump into hyperspace and head for a premiere in London, followed by other events around the world.
The Los Angeles premiere is sure to be one of the hottest tickets in recent Hollywood history, with executives, agents and journalists jockeying for a coveted invite. In addition, Disney is attempting to keep the film's secrets under wraps, so there likely will be minimal screenings for press and cast and crew in advance of the premiere. While castmembers from the J.J. Abrams
-helmed film have appeared at Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration over the past year, the world premiere also is likely to be the first time that most or all of the cast will be seen together.
It’s not clear who will walk the red carpet, but the movie boasts a large roster of newcomers and veterans. Original Star Wars
stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels
and Peter Mayhew
are returning for the new film. John Boyega, Daisy Ridley
and Oscar Isaac
play the three main protagonists, with Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Max von Sydow
and Lupita Nyong’o
also joining the cast.
The premiere likely will bring out the industry’s fervent fans, meaning getting on the invite list will be tougher than sneaking into one of Jabba the Hutt’s swinging parties. Disney had no comment on the date and location of the world premiere.The Force Awakens
will hit theaters on Dec. 17 in the U.K. and Dec. 16 in France prior to its wide debut in the U.S. on Dec. 18.
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THE END OF AN ERA – YOUR NEW LOOK AT UNCANNY X-MEN #60010/08/15 @ 1:47 pm EST
The crew of the Ghost covered a lot of ground in season one of “Star Wars Rebels.” They lead a small rebellion on the Outer Rim planet Lothal, took out one of the Empire’s powerful Iquisitors, teamed up with Lando Calrissian and started seeding the return of the Jedi order. But, after making waves like that, Kanaan’s crew drew the attention of the intimidating Darth Vader; these rebels are now a very
real threat to the Empire and they’ve got a new Inquisitor on their tail.
During a crowded panel on Thursday afternoon at New York Comic-Con, actors in professional, official Ahsoka and Zeb costumes strut their stuff on stage to applause. Moderator Pablo Hidalgo, part of the “Star Wars Rebels” team, took the stage and described what this panel was like two years ago — when he had nothing but artwork to show. “Fast forward two years now, and you know what this show looks like and what we’re capable of,” said Hidalgo. “Season two is a full length season of 22 episodes that’s full of surprises.”
Hidalgo then introduced the panel one at a time: executive producer Dave Filoni, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Seventh Sister), Taylor Gray (Ezra) and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka).
Hidalgo pointed out that this is Filoni’s first NYCC and kicked off the panel by talking about the new Inquisitor, the Seventh Sister. “I wanted to have a new Inquisitor, we wanted to have a female Inquisitor,” said Filoni. “Each one is unique, but they are all bound by similar costumes and lightsabers and have similar elements. The design I worked off of was for a bounty hunter by Ralph McQuarrie for ‘A New Hope.’ That’s what brought it about. Having known Freddie for a while, I thought it would be great to have a situation where she tries to kill him,” said Filoni. referencing the marriage between Sarah and Freddie.
“I wanted to know who I had to sleep with to get a role with on this show!” joked Gellar, clarifying that she meant her husband Prinze and not Filoni. Hidalgo noted that Gellar is relishing playing a villain this time. “I can tell you nothing for fear of losing my house, children and health insurance,” said Gellar. “For me, what I loved about her is that she’s a thinking man’s baddie. She doesn’t just go in for the kill. She wants to play wiht you and have some fun torturing you and then she’ll kill you.”
Gray talked about Ezra’s reaction to the new Inquisitor, saying that things are even crazier. “He’s getting through all this a day at a time. He’s lucky to get by alive.”
Eckstein talked about how she’s playing Ahsoka now, in a new series, following the end of “Clone Wars.” “Dave and I have talked about this, sometimes I feel like I have to adjust my performance because Ahsoka is no longer a Jedi,” said Eckstein. “Soemtimes how I think she’d react, she didn’t, and Dave explained that she’s not a Jedi and she wouldn’t get involved in that way. I get asked all the time about Ahsoka’s white lightsabers, and they’re white because she’s neutral.”
“In some ways, she’s very good but she’s not in tune, and since she’s a different person, her crystals are a different color,” explained Filoni.
Hidalgo then previewed a clip featuring Ezra suffering at the hand of the Seventh Sister. Gellar noted that she did record that scene together, with Gray in the studio.
The clip featured some of Seventh Sister’s probe droids, which Filoni said would be hanging around Gellar’s villain. He likened the relationship to that of Snake Eyes and Timber in G.I. Joe.
Hidalgo latched on to the mention of the “Grand Inquisitor,” which Filoni explained means that the rest of the Inquisitors are now vying to become the new leader.G
ray talked about his year playing Ezra, saying that taking part in panels are “the coolest thing.” “Everything Ezra experiences, we see him go to space for the first time,” said Gray. “I didn’t know as much about ‘Star Wars’ and a year later, I say I can talk about it a lot better.”
“Watching Freddie and Taylor interact, Freddie knows so much about Star Wars,” said Filoni. “You must have to hear about Star Wars all day,” Filoni said to Gellar. Gellar then said that no, actually their six-year-old is the Star Wars authority in their household.
Eckstein’s Ahsoka has gone from student to mentor. “It’s definitely a different role,” she said. “It was a tough adjustment at first, when I first came back into the studio, aside from the fact that she’s in her early 30s. She’s more like Obi-Wan, and now she’s in this new role that’s almost like Yoda. Sometimes I’d have to do different takes because I’d read it like ‘Clone Wars’ Ahsoka.” Eckstein noted that after nine years in the “Star Wars” family, she feels like the veteran. “I’ve been able to be that mentor presence in the cast like Ahsoka is to the Rebels.”
Eckstein then asked Filoni if her outfit today, all black, was just fashion or foreshadowing — which caused the audience to gasp.
Gray talked about meeting kids dressed as Ezra, saying that since they don’t know much about Star Wars, “Rebels” is their introduction to the franchise. Gellar talked about the surprise of watching kids nowadays learn that Darth Vader is Luke’s father. Apparently Taylor Gray didn’t know that familial connection when he got cast, and Gellar was embarrassed at the thought that she spoiled Gray live
on the panel.
Filoni spoke about breaking stories, saying that they have to keep the Rebels and Ezra front and center and all guest stars have to bounce off of them. Ahsoka adds power to the cast too, said Filoni, because “You can’t just introduce Vader because he’d kill all of them.”
Ezra also has some plotlines coming up, including one about his parents. “I don’t want to say too much and be punished for this, but that storyline does come up in season two,” said Gray. “He’s part of the rebel group and he needs to address the issues, and one is his parents. The character goes really deep into that storyline…and I’m saying too much.” A second clip was shown, featuring Ezra going up against some Stormtroopers.
Filoni talked about Chopper’s “character arc,” saying that he starts a jerk and does one good thing this season, not unlike a temperamental cat.
Eckstein talked about the big Ahsoka reveal in season one. “The second that the episode ended on the east coast, I went on Twitter and tweeted ‘Ahsoka lives’ and spoiled it for the west coast. Sorry! So may of the fans guessed that Fulcrum was Ahsoka and they pitched up my voice online, so I went away into hiding because I didn’t want to spoil the surprise… In 2013, I was eating my blueberry pancakes and sobbing [when she left ‘Clone Wars’] and I was cheering for her return.”
Gellar spoke to playing female characters that young girls can aspire to. “I’m part of Star Wars. I’m a character that will live on and on, and that’s so overwhelming. I think sometimes Star Wars gets a bad rap for not having female characters, but go back to the original series and Leia was captured, but she fought her own battles. And then there’s Padme, and Ahsoka and Sabine…”
Filoni clarified that Ahsoka won’t be part of the Ghost crew. “She comes in and out of the story, like ‘Lord of the Rings’ when Gandalf shows up to guide people,” said Filoni. “She deals with the bigger, darker problems. Our Rebels are trying to figure out how to strike back against the empire. All our stories this year give us more backstory about who they are. There are little clues throughout the season that reveal what happened to her since ‘Clone Wars.’ They’re based on stories we had written for ‘Clone Wars’ that I discussed with George [Lucas].” Filoni added that he hasn’t seen a Star Wars character go from a kid to an adult mentor on the cartoons. “The one thing I will say is that Ashley has absolutely no idea what happens to her this year. We are done with it, and I know what happens. Taylor doesn’t know, Sarah doesn’t know; that part of the script didn’t make it to the recording booth to spare them the pressure of what happened.”
Gray said that Ezra still holds Kanan in high regard. “Now he’s making himself more well rounded and learning a lot by having these other mentors, so I don’t think it affects the bond he has with Kanan. If anything it makes it stronger.”
A third clip was played teasing a massive fight between Ahsoka and the Seventh Sister, cutting off with the ex-Jedi mid-jump into the fray.
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This November, cap off this era of Marvel’s mutants with an epic bang. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at UNCANNY X-MEN #600 – the finale of Brian Michael Bendis’ epic X-Men saga. Brought to life by A-list creators - Uncanny X-Men #600 features 38 pages of new content from Stuart Immonen, Chris Bachalo, Sara Pichelli, David Marquez, Mahmud Asrar, Kris Anka and Frazer Irving – mutant history will be made! What will become of Scott Summers’ mutant revolution? What will become of the Jean Grey School and the New Xavier School? Find out as in this explosive final chapter! Be there as UNCANNY X-MEN #600 hits comic shops and digital devices this November!NYCC '15: VALIANT LAUNCHES NEW ARCHER & ARMSTRONG SERIES BY ROBERTS & LAFUENTE10/08/15 @ 1:37 pm EST
UNCANNY X-MEN #600 (MAR150760)Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by CHRIS BACHALO, STUART IMMONEN, SARA PICHELLI,KRIS ANKA, DAVID MARQUEZ, FRAZER IRVING & MAHMUD ASRARCover by CHRIS BACHALOVariant Covers by ART ADAMS (MAR150768), PAUL SMITH (MAR150765), RICK LEONARDI (MAR150770),ADAM HUGHES (JUN158867), OLIVIER COIPEL (MAR150766), ED MCGUINNESS (MAR150767), LEINIL YU (MAR150769),And KRIS ANKA (MAR150764)Action Figure Variant A by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR150761)Action Figure Variant B by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR150762)Action Figure Variant C by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR150763)FOC – 10/12/15, On-Sale – 11/04/15
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‘ANT-MAN’ SEQUEL SET FOR 2018; 3 UNTITLED MARVEL FILMS ANNOUNCED10/08/15 @ 1:28 pm EST
Valiant Entertainment is launching a brand new Archer & Armstrong series in March 2016, simply titled "A&A."
Announced today at New York Comic Con, the ongoing series is written by relative newcomer Rafer Roberts, who has enjoyed critical indie acclaim writing and drawing "Plastic Farm" and "Thanos and Darkseid: Carpool Buddies of Doom," and illustrated by "Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man" artist David Lafuente, who just signed an exclusive deal with the publisher.
CBR News reports that the new series is a continuation (not a reboot) of the just-completed, Harvey Award-nominated run by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry, and is also inspired by the seminal '90s series co-created by Barry Windsor-Smith, Jim Shooter and Bob Layton.
For the uninitiated, Armstrong is an immortal adventurer that has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known, including some friends (and enemies) that he has inadvertently (read: drunkenly) trapped inside his satchel that never leaves his shoulder. And Archer is a sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose -- to kill the devil incarnate A.K.A. Armstrong.
Fast forward though nearly 25 years of comic book continuity, and the dynamic duo are now best buddies. Then, when Armstrong finds himself trapped inside his own satchel, Archer jumps 'In The Bag' (the title of the first "A&A" arc) to save his pal and, more importantly, the world.
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NYCC '15: ERIK LARSEN JOINS TODD MCFARLANE ON "SPAWN"10/08/15 @ 1:38 pm EST
Marvel has announced an “Ant Man” sequel and three untitled films as part of its plans for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The second installment, “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” will hit theaters on July 6, 2018, the studio revealed on Thursday. The sequel marks the first Marvel movie named after a heroine (played by Evangeline Lilly).
Paul Rudd’s minuscule hero will be seen next in 2015’s “Captain America: Civil War.”
Meanwhile, the three untitled Marvel Studios films are slated for May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and Nov. 6, 2020.“Ant-Man’s” second adventure will shift “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel’s” release dates. “Black Panther” is moving up to Feb. 16, 2018, while “Captain Marvel” will now bow on March 8, 2019.
“Ant-Man,” directed by Peyton Reed, has hauled $178.5 million in the U.S. (the ninth highest-grosser domestically) and $409.8 million worldwide. The pic opens in China — its final international market — on Oct. 16.
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DAVID TENNANT'S KILGRAVE KNOWS EVERYTHING IN NEW "JESSICA JONES" TRAILER10/08/15 @ 1:12 pm EST
For the new "Spawn" creative team, Todd McFarlanekept it in the Image Comics family. In advance of McFarlane's panel midday Thursday at this year's New York Comic Con, CBR has the exclusive
first details that "Savage Dragon" creator and McFarlane's fellow Image founder Erik Larsen will join the series as of "Spawn" #258, in what McFarlane describes as a "true partnership." Effectively, the two will co-write the series with Larsen penciling and McFarlane inking -- though it's a bit more freeform than that.
"It's going to be sort of a tag team," McFarlane told CBR News. "We're going to co-plot, we're going to co-write. He's going to do the early, rough laydowns on it, I'm going to do a little bit of inking, he's going to do a little bit of inking, I'm going to do some penciling on top of his inking, and we're just going to do this hodgepodge that, at the end, you're going to go, 'Who wrote that?' 'I don't know, do you remember, Erik?'"
Larsen is slated to contribute to at least five issues of "Spawn," starting with #258 -- what McFarlane calls a "essentially a silent issue" and the prelude to the previously announced four-part "Satan Saga Wars," which starts with #259. Beyond that, it's open-ended as to how longLarsen will contribute to McFarlane's creation.
As longtime fans know, Larsen and McFarlane definitely have history together. The two were both stars of Marvel's Spider-Man books in the late '80s and '90s, and were among the seven creators who famously left the company to start Image, the industry's most prominent publisher of creator-owned comics. They've collaborated on "Spawn" before for one issue -- 2010's "Spawn" #199 -- but this marks the first long-term partnership planned for the pair.
"He said, 'Hey, if you don't mind, let me throw some stories at you, for writing,'" McFarlane shared. "He actually surprised me with some of the stuff he was coming up with -- very thoughtful stuff. And then, 'If you can't find an artist, I'll do artwork.' I'm like, 'What? You've got your own book.' 'No, I can do it.' He sent in some of the early pages, and I was just blown away by them."
Larsen joins the book after a period of some upheaval on the long-running "Spawn" series, which launched in 1992. Writer Brian Wood and artist Jonboy Meyers were announced as the new creative team on the book last year, though Wood later departed the series without any of his contributions seeing print. Paul Jenkins was announced as Wood's replacement this past January, but both Jenkins and Meyers have since left the book.
The original intention of bringing in new writing talent to "Spawn" was for McFarlane to step away from monthly duties on the book, but now he's back and as involved as he has been in years -- pulled back in just when he thought he was out.
"I am Pacino in 'The Godfather Part III,'" McFarlane said. "At some point, you just go -- and Erik sort of has the same mentality -- 'Fuck it, I'll just do it myself.'"
"There's something to be said about stability on a book that I think has value," he continued. "Erik understands it, I understand it. We'll just do it ourselves -- two grumpy old men."
When discussing the qualities he admires in Larsen, for McFarlane it's both his consistency -- he's written and drawn "Savage Dragon" for more than 200 issues and counting -- and his ability to draw epic-scale action.
"I'm looking for somebody who can give me big, dynamic comic books," McFarlane said. "Erik Larsen, in spades, check. And, I need somebody who can do it on a regular basis -- which is arguably the harder thing to find. Every time I talk to somebody about doing a monthly, I preface it with, 'It is actually a grind. As cool as it may look, it's hard work to do a monthlycomic book.'"
"We've got 450 Image issues collectively under our belts, just with our two titles, so you've got two guys who can turn out books," he continued. "It's going to be good, because if I'm busy, Erik can pick up the slack. If Erik's busy, I can pick up the slack, and it's not going to hurt the production of the book."
McFarlane and Larsen's decades of shared history also seems to have helped accelerate the collaboration process, with McFarlane comparing it to his partnership with current "Batman" artist Greg Capullo, who drew "Spawn" for years.
"I haven't written one word for [Larsen]," McFarlane said to CBR. "Forget a full script, I haven't even given him a plot. We've talked on the phone, and he went, 'Got it.' 'Click.' And that's it. And as bizarre as that may sound, this is exactly how Greg Capullo and I did it for years."
That said, McFarlane did stress that the artistic dynamic between the two has continued toevolve, and that it likely will for the duration of their run.
"Even the early pages that he sent me, I go, 'Erik, my guess is it's going to take us at least one, maybe two issues before we figure out what the dance is with the artwork; how much you need to give me, how much I need to give you back, how much you need to ink, how much I need to pencil,'" he said. "We're just going to figure it out. In a weird way, it may actually have different answers, depending on what the scenario is -- if it's a scene with a lot of light on it, it may be one method between us. If there's a lot of dark, there may be another one."
Despite the addition of Larsen to the book, McFarlane said that the series will likely continue in the same creative direction as he had intended since the return of Al Simmons with "Spawn" #251.
"Spawn and his mentality, and even to some degree, his powers, will change when he gets back to Earth," McFarlane said. "He'll be a changed man, both mentally, as well as physically. That was always the intent of him coming back, and being just a little more vulnerable, having a little bit more of an Achilles' Heel -- having to be a little bit smarter about how he moves around the world."
McFarlane's enthusiasm for the partnership with Larsen is clear, and between that and reclaiming his hacked-for-days Twitter account, the writer/artist/toy mogul has plenty to be happy about.
"I feel like a little 12-year-old comic book reader again -- except this time I get to have some input with it," McFarlane said. "Good old-fashioned superhero comic books. I'm hoping fans will like it." (Source: CBR)
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‘GAME OF THRONES’ ADDS MELANIE LIBURD AS A RED PRIESTESS10/08/15 @ 1:07 pm EST
The creepy, disembodied voice of David Tennant's Kilgrave, aka Purple Man, haunts the newtrailer for Marvel's "Jessica Jones."
Premiering Nov. 20 on Netflix, the series stars Krysten Ritter as a former superhero who tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, specializing in cases involving people with extraordinary abilities.
"Jessica Jones" also stars Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor and Carrie-Anne Moss.
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Up-and-coming Brit actress Melanie Liburd has been cast as a Red Priestess in HBO’s Game Of Thrones
. Liburd, who has appeared in The Grinder
, Strike Back
and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
, is repped by the UK’s Identity Agency Group, Talent Works in the U.S. and Silver Lining Entertainment.
Liburd’s casting would seem to indicate a new direction for the character, or at the very least a new incarnation. One Red Woman or Red Priestess had previously been played by Carice Van Houten, who embodied the form of Melisandre. Speculation has been rife that Melisandre would have a hand in bringing back the character of Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, who was (spoiler alert) shockingly killed at the denouement of the previous season. The Liburd character is separate and different from Van Houten’s major recurring character.Game Of Thrones
is currently filming across multiple locations around the seven kingdoms. Liburd also has an untitled Kevin Williamson psychological thriller opposite Dylan McDermott in the pipelines.