By Wes Smith
A collection of headlines for the week ending April 12.
Daredevil Premiers On Netflix
After months of anticipation, Daredevil launched Netflix’s partnership for original Marvel content. Starring Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, and Deborah Ann Woll, the series follows blind lawyer Matt Murdoch as he dispenses justice with his other heightened senses. Initial reviews have been positive, with a 97% on Rottentomatoes.
Other series will expand Marvel’s campaign into streaming television continuity, including the upcoming Jessica Jones starring Krysten Ritter.
DC Moves From Long-Time New York Offices
After over 75 years, DC Comics has finalized its moved to the West Coast, leaving behind its New York City offices across from the Ed Sullivan Theater. The move comes as part of a long-time process of bringing DC closer to the television/film production head of parent company Warner Bros.
The move was not unexpected. DC has had several offices in a building in Burbank, California for years. They’ll join building partners Legendary Pictures and FreMantle Media.
The move was not without some sadness. Even competitor Marvel had a moment to say goodbye.
Teenage Spider-Man Confirmed For 2017
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed Peter Parker will be the focus of the upcoming 2017 Spider-Man film. Though most expected the news, rumors had leaked that they may have been looking for another Spider-Man character, such as the popular Miles Morales. He also confirmed they will be focusing on a high school Spider-Man as opposed to the grown-up photographer known in the original films.
Casting news was not presented. However, it appears that the new telling will not be a retelling of an origin story, and that the film will focus on Peter Parker’s powers after already having been bitten by a radioactive spider. Supposedly, he is already swinging around in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.
WonderCon Moves To Los Angeles
During a talkback panel at the end of WonderCon 2015, Comic-Con International confirmed that the SoCal convention will be moving to Los Angeles for a one-year contract as renovations are made to the Anaheim Convention Center. The move has renewed rumors of their larger convention, San Diego Comic-Con, possibly moving venues in the near future.
WonderCon, which ran from April 3-5, had already made one similar move in the past, from San Francisco to Anaheim due to similar reconstruction. The convention is largely seen as a warm-up to SDCC and pulls an estimated 60,000+ attendees each year.