Jessica Jones wasn’t supposed to be in ‘The Punisher’, but showrunner wanted her

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Some may have been surprised when Marvel character Jessica Jones was announced to be part of the upcoming Netflix series The Punisher.

Showrunner Steve Lightfoot revealed that Jones, played by Krysten Ritter, wasn’t initially planned to cross over into the series, but he requested to write her in, because of the chemistry between the two characters.

“I asked to have her, because Jessica and Frank [Castle] are so great,” he said, during a visit to Singapore.

Referring to titular character The Punisher, a.k.a. Frank Castle, Lightfoot said, “Frank is a closed-off military guy, and this is a woman he treats like an equal more than anyone else.” Read more…

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TV Bits: ‘Cobra Kai’ Plot Details, ‘The Punisher’ Images, ‘Star Trek Discovery’ Reviews

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Plot details revealed of YouTube Red’s Karate Kid sequel, Cobra Kai.
  • The Punisher releases its first official images.
  • CBS won’t lift the Star Trek Discovery review embargo until it airs.
  • The Game of Thrones season 7 Blu-ray is packed with new details and bonus content.
  • And more!

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Karate Kid spawned three sequels and a reboot, all about the scrappy underdog — the first two about Ralph Macchio’s Daniel, whose mantle was then picked up by Hilary Swank and (kind of) Jaden Smith — who bests the all-American bully. But what happens to the bully of the story?

Thirty years later, and he gets his turn to be the hero too. William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence, who was the abrasive, blond bully who terrorized Daniel in the first Karate Kid will get the spotlight in Cobra Kai, the YouTube Red 10-episode comedy series named after Johnny’s dojo in the film. In new plot details of Cobra Kai released by MovieHole, Johnny is now a down-on-his-luck septic tank cleaner who is so ragged that he gets mistaken for a homeless man. Desperate, he reopens the old Cobra Kai dojo and ends up taking in a bullied convenience store clerk named Miguel, finding himself on the other side of the story. While his reopened dojo once again puts him at odds with his old foe Daniel, who is a successful businessman with a perfect life, the two may end up teaming up against the new age bullies: ‘wrestler’ Kyler and his thug brothers who think karate is a “joke.”

Hopefully when the series rolls around in 2018, it’ll make bring back Bananarama’s iconic “Cruel Summer” once again.

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It looks like The Punisher will be both an origin story and a continuation for Jon Bernthal‘s Frank Castle after he left his burning house at the end of Daredevil season 2 with a weapons cache in hand and vengeance on his mind. The new official stills showing flashbacks of his time as a United States Marine, as well as interactions with Daredevil‘s Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and a whole cast of new characters including Ben Barnes as Billy Russo (the civilian name of the villain Jigsaw), former NSA analyst Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), young veteran Lewis Walcott (Daniel Webber), Frank’s old friend Curtis Hoyle (Jason R. Moore), CIA agent Rawlins (Paul Schulze), Micro’s wife Sarah Lieberman (Jaime Ray Newman), Homeland agent Sam Stein (Michael Nathanson), and his partner Dinah (Amber Rose Revah).

A new synopsis for the series has also been revealed:

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

 Though Bernthal is a genre television pro, appearing in supporting roles in The Walking Dead and Daredevil, this will be his first time leading a superhero series — and it’s all thanks to his scene-stealing turn in the second season of Daredevil. In an interview leading up to the series’ premiere on Netflix this fall, Bernthal spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the burden of becoming a leading man, even if the man is a murderous, vengeful vigilante.

“It might be the Frank Castle inside me, but I’m always thinking things could be headed for the worst. I’m horrified all the time. Look, there was an unbelievable response to the Frank we put out there in Daredevil, and it means the world to me, and I’m so grateful, and I do not want to let people down.”

Bernthal goes on to talk about how Frank reflects the darkness “in all of us,” but what I want to know is when Kastle (the ship name for Karen Page and Frank Castle) is going to happen. Come one, she’s in three out of the 12 promotional stills! I need them to make doe eyes at each other for 12 episodes.

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Superhero Bits: Batman vs The Punisher, Avengers 4 Heads to Tokyo, Heroes for Hire & More

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Is there a Heroes for Hire series in the works to follow The Defenders on Netflix? What would it be like if Batman fought The Punisher? Will Psylocke be coming back in any future X-Men movies? Need a rundown of who the Justice League villain Steppenwolf is? Are the Thor: Ragnarok credits scenes already complete? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

This fanmade movie trailer imagines a comic battle that will never happen between Batman and The Punisher.

Cort Lane, vice president of Marvel Animation, talks about why their characters are more relatable than DC.

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James McAvoy does not like having to shave his head to play Professor X for the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

The Gotham City Garage comic book is turning Commissioner Gordon‘s daughter Kara Gordon into Supergirl.

The cast of The Flash talks about the new villain The Thinker and what fans can expect from the fourth season.

Agent Carter and Captain America franchise star Hayley Atwell praised Wonder Woman for being “a triumph.”

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Concept artist Rodney Fuentebella shows off some alternate designs for Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming.

A new photo from the set of the fourth season of The Flash shows Grant Gustin in a new suit as the Scarlet Speedster.

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Superhero Bits: Guardians of the Galaxy as a DC Movie, The Punisher Composer & More

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Which Marvel Studios movie composer will compose the score for The Punisher series at Netflix? What would Guardians of the Galaxy look like if it were a DC Comics movie? Did Heath Ledger playing The Joker really contribute to his fragile mental state? Do you want to ruin Guardians of the Galaxy 2 cameos for yourself? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Baby Groot boogies in a new international TV spot for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, coming next week.

Patty Jenkins is trying to ensure that a woman with stage 4 cancer is able to see Wonder Woman before she passes.

Happy Birthday to MEra! Thank you @creepypuppet @prideofgypsies, Rob Cowan, & the cast and crew of #aquaman

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Amber Heard celebrated her birthday down in Australia on the set of Aquaman with a cake featuring Mera.

Guardians of the Galaxy franchise composer Tyler Bates has been hired to compose the score for The Punisher series.

James Gunn shared this video of Ravagers extras from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in a nice Facebook post.

At C2E2 in Chicago, Mike Colter says the storyline for the second season of Jessica Jones will be “dark and heavy.”

Batman Pregnancy Announcement

A geeky couple announced the arrival of their first baby to all of their friends with an amusing Batman theme.

TV Line teases what’s in store for the finales of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Gotham coming up soon.

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Monday, March 1 Filming Locations for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Punisher, Law and Order: SVU, & more!

Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Monday, March 1, 2017: Filming in California TV Series: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Stars: Andy Samberg Location: 2017 East 7th St, Los Angeles (5:00 AM – 5:00 PM) TV Series: Criminal Minds Stars:Matthew Gray Gubler Location: near W Adams Blvd and Dalton Ave, Los Angeles TV Series: NCIS: LA Stars: LL Cool J Location: Paramount Studio, Los Angeles  Filming in Illinois TV Series: Chicago PD Stars: Sophia Bush Location: 1435 W Taylor St and 2642 W 15th Pl, Chicago  Movie: Captive State  Stars: John Goodman Location: 1623 S Loomis, Chicago  Filming in New York‏ TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Centre St and Chambers St, NYC TV Series: Quantico Stars: Priyanka Chopra Location: Silvercup Studios, Long Island City TV Series: Gotham Stars: Ben McKenzie Location:One Hanson Place, Brooklyn TV Series: Elementary Stars: Jonny Lee Miller Location: Silvercup Studios East, Long Island City  Movie: Bel Canto Stars: Julianne Moore Location: Alder Manor, Yonkers TV Series: The Punisher Stars: Jon Bernthal Location: Norman Ave and Monitor St, Brooklyn TV Series: Blacklist: Redemption Stars: Ryan Eggold Location: Broadway Stages, Glendale TV Series: The Defenders Stars: Charlie Cox Location:Gold Coast Studios,..

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Thursday, Feb. 9 Filming Locations for The Punisher, This Is Us, MacGyver, & more!

Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Thursday, February 9, 2017: Filming in California TV Series: NCIS: LA Stars: LL Cool J Location: Paramount Studios, Los Angeles TV Series: This Is Us Stars: Mandy Moore Location: 208 N Gower St, Los Angeles (11:00 AM – 7:00 PM) TV Series: Criminal Minds  Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler Location: Quixote Studios, Electronics Pl, Los Angeles Filming in Georgia TV Show: MacGyver Stars: Lucas Till Location: Ted Turner Dr/Norfolk-Southern Bldg, Downtown Atlanta Filming in Illinois TV Series: Chicago PD Stars: Sophia Bush Location: 4400 W Lake, Chicago Filming in New York‏ TV Series:The Punisher Stars: Jon Bernthal Location: 24th Ave and 26th St, Astoria Credit: @harrietelefther, ‏@Ratchetrn6 TV Series: Gypsy Stars: Naomi Watts Location: Perry St and Greenwich St, NYC Credit: @kucksuelwhan TV Series: Seven Seconds Stars: Regina King Location: W 18th St and 9th Ave, NYC Credit: @T1ger TV Series: Elementary Stars: Jonny Lee Miller Location: 41st and 4th Ave, Queens Credit: @spellingwitch TV Series: Gotham Stars: Ben McKenzie Location: Steiner Studios, Brooklyn TV Series: Quantico Stars: Priyanka Chopra Location: Silvercup Studios, Long Island City TV Series: Homeland Stars: Claire Danes Location: Silvercup Studios East, Long Island ity TV Series:..

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Wednesday, Feb. 8 Filming Locations for Untouchables, The Punisher, Broad City, & more!

Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017: Filming in California TV Series: NCIS: LA Stars: LL Cool J Location: Paramount Studios, Los Angeles TV Series: Criminal Minds  Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler Location: Polsa Rosa Movie Studio Ranch, Santa Clarita Filming in Georgia TV Show: MacGyver Stars: Lucas Till Location: Ted Turner Dr/Norfolk-Southern Bldg, Downtown Atlanta Filming in Illinois TV Series: Chicago PD Stars: Sophia Bush Location: 4400 W Lake, Chicago Filming in New York‏ TV Series:The Punisher Stars: Jon Bernthal Location: 24th Ave and 26th St, Astoria Credit: @harrietelefther, ‏@Ratchetrn6 TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Chelsea Piers, NYC TV Series: Elementary Stars: Jonny Lee Miller Location: E 5th St and Avenue J, Brooklyn Movie: First Reformed Stars: Amanda Seyfried Location: Lefferts Blvd and Abingdon Rd, Kew Gardens TV Series: Gotham Stars: Ben McKenzie Location:Steiner Studios, Brooklyn TV Series: The Blacklist: Redemption Stars: Ryan Eggold Location: Flushing Ave and 54th St, Maspeth Movie: Greatest Showman on Earth Stars: Hugh Jackman Location: Steiner Studio, Brooklyn TV Series: Quantico Stars: Priyanka Chopra Location: Silvercup Studios, Long Island City TV Series: Homeland Stars: Claire Danes Location: Silvercup Studios, East, Long Island..

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Frank Castle in Action on The Punisher Set

Frank Castle in Action on The Punisher Set

Frank Castle in action on The Punisher set

Filming continues on Netflix and Marvel’s The Punisher and we’ve got more photos of Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle on the New York set! You can view the photos in the gallery below!

Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil where he’s joined by newcomers Ben Barnes as Billy Russo (the civilian name of the villain Jigsaw), Frank’s Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces who runs a successful private military corporation called “Anvil;” Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them; and Amber Rose Revah (Indian Summers, Son of God) as Dinah Madani; a highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent who is vexed by the Punisher.

Also in the cast are Daniel Webber (11.22.63) as Lewis Walcott, a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society; Jason R. Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying) as Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Frank Castle’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive; Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie) as Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle; Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel) plays Sarah Lieberman, Micro’s wife whose marriage has made her life far more complicated; and Michael Nathanson (The Knick, Wolf of Wall Street) as Sam Stein, a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah (Amber Rose  Revah).

Marvel’s The Punisher is part of an overall deal between Marvel Television and Netflix, which has already released the critically-acclaimed seasons of Marvel’s DaredevilMarvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage, with Marvel’s Iron Fist coming on March 17, 2017. All the heroes will unite in the mini-series event Marvel’s The Defenders.

Executive produced by Steve Lightfoot, The Punisher spin-off series will premiere in 2017.

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Frank Castle Gets a Head Start on Valentine’s Day in New Punisher Set Photos

Frank Castle Gets a Head Start on Valentine's Day in New Punisher Set Photos

Frank Castle gets a head start on Valentine’s Day in new Punisher set photos

Production continues on Netflix and Marvel Entertainment’s The Punisher and in the latest set photos, Frank Castle is getting a head start on Valentine’s Day, though knowing him those flowers have a sinister purpose. Check them out in the gallery below along with all the previously-released set photos!

Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil where he’s joined by newcomers Ben Barnes as Billy Russo (the civilian name of the villain Jigsaw), Frank’s Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces who runs a successful private military corporation called “Anvil;” Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them; and Amber Rose Revah (Indian Summers, Son of God) as Dinah Madani; a highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent who is vexed by the Punisher.

Also in the cast is Daniel Webber (11.22.63) as Lewis Walcott, a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society; Jason R. Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying) as Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Frank Castle’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive; Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie) as Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle; Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel) plays Sarah Lieberman, Micro’s wife whose marriage has made her life far more complicated; and Michael Nathanson (The Knick, Wolf of Wall Street) as Sam Stein, a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah (Amber Rose  Revah).

Marvel’s The Punisher is part of an overall deal between Marvel Television and Netflix, which has already released the critically-acclaimed seasons of Marvel’s DaredevilMarvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage, with Marvel’s Iron Fist coming on March 17, 2017. All the heroes will unite in the mini-series event Marvel’s The Defenders.

Executive produced by Steve Lightfoot, The Punisher spin-off series will premiere in 2017.

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Monday, Jan. 16 Filming Locations for Chicago Fire, Homeland, The Punisher, & more!

Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017: Filming in California TV Series: Jay Leno’s Garage Location: W 2nd St, S Figueroa St – S Hill St, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 7:00 PM) TV Series: The Catch Stars: Peter Krause Location: Sunset Bronson Studios in Los Angeles Filming in Illinois TV Series: Chicago Justice  Stars: Philip Winchester Location: 1900 N Sedgwick, Chicago  TV Series: Chicago Fire Stars: Taylor Kinney Location: Dearborn Bridge and surrounding area in Chicago (bridge will be closed) Filming in New York‏ TV Series: Quantico Stars: Priyanka Chopra Location: Silvercup Studios, Long Island City TV Series: The Punisher Stars: Jon Bernthal Location: 24th Ave between Crescent St and 27th St, Astoria Credit: @Ratchetrn6,@harrietelefther TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Chelsea Piers, NYC Movie: The Greatest Showman Stars: Hugh Jackman Location: Steiner Studio, Brooklyn TV Series: Elementary Stars: Jonny Lee Miller Location: near Silvercup Studios East, Long Island City TV Series: Gotham Stars: Ben McKenzie Location:Steiner Studios, Brooklyn Credit: @ArtsCommented TV Series: Homeland Stars: Claire Danes Location: W. 44th St and 5th Ave, NYC TV Series: The Blacklist: Redemption Stars: Ryan Eggold Location: Queens County Farm Museum Credit: @Ratchetrn6..

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