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Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan Movie ‘Extinction’ Disappears From Universal Schedule

Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan Movie ‘Extinction’ Disappears From Universal Schedule
Universal has pulled science-fiction thriller “Extinction” from its Jan. 26 release date just two months before its release date. The change will let the studio “explore other options,” sources said.

The film stars Michael Pena (“Ant-Man”) and Lizzy Caplan (“Now You See Me 2,” “Allied”) as a husband and wife. His character has a recurring nightmare of losing his family and that bad dream becomes a reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. “Luke Cage” star Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Israel Broussard and Lex Shrapnel also star.

Ben Young directed from a script by Eric Heisserer, Spenser Cohen and Bradley Caleb Kane and shot the film in Serbia during the spring. Young also directed “Hounds of Love.” Heisserer was nominated for an Academy Award for his “Arrival” screenplay.

Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville, who backed “Beauty and the Beast,” are producing. Mandeville’s Alexander Young is an executive producer
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The Punisher Showrunner Name-Drops Two Major Villains He’d Like To Introduce In Season 2

If Marvel and Netflix decide to push on with a second season of The Punisher, Frank Castle could come face-to-face with two major Marvel villains: Barracuda and Kathryn O’Brien.

At least, that’s according to series showrunner Steve Lightfoot, who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter (via Cbm) about the newly-released Marvel series, its titular anti-hero, and the excessive (?) violence underpinning Frank’s standalone story.

But whereas The Punisher‘s inaugural season thrust our haunted protagonist into the midst of a government conspiracy, it seems Lightfoot wants to extract two major comic book villains in the not-so-distant future – you know, providing season 2 gets the go-ahead from Netflix.

I haven’t even thought about season 2, but one of the villains I love is Barracuda [from Garth Ennis’ Punisher Max series]. I think he’s great fun. I also really like Kathryn O’Brien [also introduced in Ennis’ Punisher Max run]. I thought she was always really cool. Certainly, those two jump out at me initially,
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Filming wraps on season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage

Marvel has wrapped production on the second season of the Netflix series Luke Cage, with returning Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and new addition Gabrielle Dennis (Tilda Johnson/Nightshade) taking to social media to mark the occasion.

See Also: Mike Colter teases Heroes for Hire in Luke Cage season 2

The second season of Luke Cage will see Mike Colter back as Power Man alongside Missick, Dennis, Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Theo Rossi (Shades), Finn Jones (Iron Fist), Thomas Q. Jones (Comanche) and Mustafa Shakir (John McIver/Bushmaster). It is slated to hit Netflix some time in 2018 along with the second season of Jessica Jones.

See Also: Daredevil season 3 begins filming, Iron Fist season 2 to start production in December

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Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ Sets up Near Union Square + More NYC Projects Filming

NYC actors, pay attention! Stay in the loop and be sure to check back every week for projects currently filming in the city you call home. Here’s the 411 on what’s filming (big and small) around the island. Everyone’s favorite superhuman is back in action with “Luke Cage” shooting in Manhattan near Union Square. Sylvia Fay/Lee Genick Casting was responsible for casting background talent for Season 1, so it’s fair to assume they’re back for round two. As of now, filming is set to take place sporadically through Nov. 27. Go crush it—literally. HBO’s new drama, “Succession,” shoots this week in the Financial District. The series is directed and executive produced by Adam McKay (“The Big Short”). Jackie Snyder-Benz of Grant Wilfey Casting is seeking background talent. If you’ve seen permit signs around town for a project called “Ronald,” don’t be fooled:
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The Punisher Netflix Series: Does It Hit the Target? (Spoilers)

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The latest Marvel-based Netflix series came out this week, continuing the adventures of gun-toting vigilante Frank Castle, Aka the Punisher. The character was popular when he appeared in Daredevil. Does the Punisher fare as well in his own series? (Spoilers below.)

The Punisher is the sixth Marvel Netflix series (Following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the Defenders) and it’s probably the most controversial, since it deals not only with Ptsd and the treatment of war veterans, it also touches on the gun control debate. Beyond all that, this is an action shoot-em-up. It’s surprisingly dark and violent for a Marvel comics adaptation, but the Netflix shows are quite different from what you’ll see in Thor: Ragnarok.

The Punisher is once again seeking answers to day of the shooting that led to the death of his family. This was dealt with in Daredevil season 2, but it’s expanded upon here,
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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (M-r)

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Here's the status of TV shows like The Magicians, Major Crimes, Make It Pop, Mako Mermaids, Manhunt: UNABOMer, The Man in the High Castle, Man Seeking Woman, Maniac, Mann & Wife, Marcella, Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Deadpool, Marvel's Iron Fist, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage, Marvel's The Defenders, Marvel’s New Warriors, Marvel's The Punisher, Marvel's Runaways, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mary Kills People, Master of None, Max and Shred, McMafia, Mech-X4, Medici: Masters of Florence, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Melrose, Messiah, Micronesian Blues, Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus, The Mindy Project, Miracle Workers, Miss 2059, The Missing, The Mist, Mozart in the Jungle, Mr. Mercedes, Mr. Robot, Mr. Student Body President, Muscle Beach, Narcos, Nashville, National Treasure, The New Pope, Nicky Ricky Dicky and Dawn, Nightcap, Nightflyers, The Night Of, Nobodies, The Oa, The Oath, Odd Mom Out, One Day at a
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The Punisher Reviews: Critics Are Split On Marvel/Netflix’s Latest Standalone Series

Not unlike Justice League before it, The Punisher has split critics right down the middle.

Ahead of its arrival this Friday, November 17th, Marvel and Netflix released six episodes prior to broadcast, and the industry’s pool of TV critics have now weighed in with their individual verdicts.

Indeed, it’s difficult to gauge a consensus from what is essentially a mixed bag. For instance, some have hailed The Punisher as a “riveting” and “deeply compelling” take on Frank Castle, while others believe Marvel and Netflix’s latest standalone series fails to justify its 13-hour running time. And though that may be true, one thing that everyone seems to be in agreement on is Jon Bernthal’s remarkable performance as the titular anti-hero, who submerges himself in the criminal underbelly of Hell’s Kitchen in order to avenge his family

And so, in anticipation of release, we’ve collected a
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The Punisher Season 1 Review

Six episodes were provided for review.

The Defenders may not have been the high-performer that Netflix hoped it would be (our review here), but nevertheless, its premiere essentially concludes “Phase One” of this branch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, setting the stage for new stories with established characters like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist (all of whom have secured another season). Before any of the Defenders return to the small screen, however, it’s Jon Bernthal’s turn in the spotlight. The Walking Dead alum debuted as Frank Castle in Daredevil season 2 and immediately emerged as a fan favorite. Thus, The Punisher was born.

As a character, The Punisher – created by Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr. and Ross Andru in 1974 – has traditionally been depicted as a sheer force of vengeance. But Castle’s quest for revenge against the criminals who killed his family is all but complete
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'Carnival Row': Director Paul McGuigan Replaced on Amazon's Orlando Bloom Drama (Exclusive)

Amazon has parted ways with Paul McGuigan, the director of its upcoming fantasy series Carnival Row.

The streaming service has tapped English filmmaker Jon Amiel to replace McGuigan (Luke Cage), who was originally set to helm and executive produce the drama starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. While Amiel is best known for writing and directing the 2009 Charles Darwin biopic Creation, his television credits include The Tudors, Halt and Catch Fire, Hemlock Grove, Marco Polo, Outsiders and Wisdom of the Crowd.

Carnival Row, which began production last month and is set for a 2019 release, is an eight-episode Neo-Victorian noir from Legendary Television. The project, first...
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Mr Robot season 3 episode 5 review: Runtime Error

Alec Bojalad Nov 9, 2017

Chaos erupts - glorious, beautiful chaos - on one of the best episodes of Mr. Robot ever. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.5 Runtime Error

There’s a moment partway through Mr. Robot’s season 3’s thrilling fifth episode that is undeniably cathartic.

A crowd of protestors is gathered around Evil Corp’s Midtown headquarters, protesting….well, everything. Protesting Evil Corp’s role in the financial crash, protesting the U.N. Security Council’s upcoming vote to annex the Congo to China (which passes), protesting because it just feels good to yell when unemployment is at 26% and the world is going to shit all around you.

Protestors have been gathered outside of the
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Marvel’s New Warriors will no longer air on Freeform, being shopped to other outlets

Despite receiving a straight-to-series order from the Disney-owned network, THR is reporting that Marvel’s half-hour comedy series New Warriors will no longer air on Freeform, and is being shopped to other outlets.

According to the site, the New Warriors pilot “is said to have tested through the roof and caught the attention of high-level Disney executives”. However, Freeform – which is set to air another Marvel series, Cloak & Dagger – was unable to find a slot for the series next year, prompting Marvel to ask for it back to seek an alternative home.

The site goes on to report that Marvel may no longer be allowed to sell to non-Disney companies such as Netflix, where it has Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Defenders and The Punisher, prompting speculation that it may find itself on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

“We are extremely excited about Marvel’s New Warriors
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Jon Favreau’s The Lion King Cast Features Beyonce, Alfre Woodard, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and John Oliver

The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau’s new take on Disney’s 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured—but in a whole new way.

From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.

“It is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life,” said Favreau.

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King which welcomes Donald Glover (“Atlanta,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (“Dreamgirls,” “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Field of Dreams”) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his
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Release Date and Full Cast of Jon Favreau's Live-Action The Lion King Announced

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Disney has made it official! Here is the cast and the release date for Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action version of The Lion King!

Disney ended the day the only way they know how, with a bombshell. That bombshell comes in the form of the long-awaited release date for Jon Favreau's Live-Action adaptation of The Lion King. Citizens of the United States and Disney fans across the country will see Simba's journey on the big screen on July 19, 2019.

Unfortunately, that's a bit longer than most of us would like, but if it's anything like Favreau's last Disney film, the wait will be well worth it. Favreau's last film was a little diddy called The Jungle Book, which amassed over $966 million. It's understood that The Lion King will follow in that same vein, in terms of production. Also following what made The Jungle Book great was an all-star cast of voices.
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Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced

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Beyonce Confirmed for Disney's Lion King, Full Cast Announced
The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau's new take on Disney's 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured-but in a whole new way. From Disney Live Action, The Lion King is slated for U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019. Here's what director Jon Favreau had to say in a statement.

"It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life."

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King, which welcomes Donald Glover (Atlanta, Solo: A Star Wars Story) as future king Simba, Beyonc&#233 Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls, Lemonade visual album) as Simba's friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Field of Dreams) as Simba's wise and loving father,
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Beyonce Will Voice Nala in Live-Action Adaptation of ‘The Lion King’

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Beyonce Will Voice Nala in Live-Action Adaptation of ‘The Lion King’
Beyonce Knowles will officially voice Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala in Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of “The Lion King.” Rounding out the cast is Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar. John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and John Kani also star. The singer has been rumored to play the coveted part for a few months now, and in August, media outlets reported she was in final negotiations to voice the female lion. Moira Kelly voiced Nala in the 1994 original. Also Read: 'Lion King': 'Luke Cage' Star Alfre Woodard Joins
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Happy 50th to "Cool Hand Luke"

Paul Newman's fourth Best Actor nominated star vehicle opened on this day in 1967! In its honor an impromptu list...

Best Screen Lukes

Cool Hand Luke  (Paul Newman) Luke Skywalker (Mark HamillLuke Pasqualino Luke Cage  (Mike Colter) Luke (Ryan Gosling) from The Place Beyond the Pines  Luke Evans Keye Luke Luke (Ot Fagbenie) from "The Handmaid's Tale" Derek Luke Luke Duke (Tom Wopat) from "The Dukes of Hazzard"

(okay, who'd we forget?)
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Jessica Henwick Returns To Training As Iron Fist Season 2 Looms

Having spent so long twiddling his thumbs in the shadows of Hell’s Kitchen, The Punisher has officially placed his crosshairs on a November 17th premiere date, meaning Frank Castle is the man of the hour within Marvel and Netflix’s camp.

But in the fallout of The Defenders, which undershot all expectations to become one of Netflix’s least-watched superhero series, the online streamer is now making preparations for a brand new batch of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

Filming on Jessica Jones season 2 has already wrapped, and though David Tennant’s mind-bending villain was sent to meet his maker back in 2016, it’s since been confirmed that Kilgrave will continue to haunt the fractured mind of Jessica next year. Elsewhere, Daredevil recently welcomed the return of Wilson Fisk (Aka Kingpin), while the second season of Luke Cage will feature an upgraded version of Misty Knight.
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Ryan Murphy’s New Show Casts Five Trans Actors as Series Regulars, Makes History

Angelica Ross will star in “Pose”: Ross’ Instagram account

“Pose,” a pilot from Ryan Murphy and FX, has already made history — and it hasn’t even begun filming yet. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the 1980s New York City-set series will feature five transgender actors as series regulars: Mj Rodriguez (“Luke Cage”), Indya Moore (“Saturday Church”), Hailie Sahar (“Transparent”), Angelica Ross (“Claws”), and model Dominique Jackson. Each of the five performers will portray trans characters.

Created by Murphy, his frequent collaborator Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, “Pose” “looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in 1980s New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene, and the ball culture world.”

Ryan Jamaal Swain (“God’s Rock”), Billy Porter (Broadway’s “Kinky Boots”), and Dyllon Burnside (Broadway’s “Holler If Ya Hear Me”) will also star in the drama.

“We are thrilled that ‘Pose’ pushes the narrative forward by centering on the unique and under-told experiences of trans women and gay people of color,” said Canals. “Ryan has assembled a strong team of storytellers and innovators to collaborate on telling this important narrative. As a Bronx-bred queer writer of color, I’m honored to aid in ushering this groundbreaking show into homes.”

Up and coming trans directors will be mentored behind-the-scenes on “Pose” as part of Murphy’s Half Initiative. The hugely successful program marks Murphy’s commitment to hiring at least 50 percent women, Lgbtq individuals, and people of color as directors on his shows. In addition to “Pose,” Murphy’s current series include “American Horror Story, “American Crime Story,” and “Feud.”

“Pose” will begin production next month in New York. Our Lady J (“Transparent”) and activist Janet Mock will join Canals as writers on the project. Nina Jacobson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, Silas Howard, and Brad Simpson are executive producing.

Ryan Murphy’s New Show Casts Five Trans Actors as Series Regulars, Makes History was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Vincent D’Onofrio returning as Kingpin in Daredevil Season 3, new showrunner announced

When Daredevil returns for its third season, it will see the return of the show’s first villain as Vincent D’Onofrio will be returning for a regular role as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. The Kingpin.

“Vincent is an exceptional actor who returns with the incredible gravitas he brings to Fisk,” Daredevil‘s executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb said in a statement.

In addition to D’Onofrio’s return is the news Daredevil is gaining a new showrunner. Erik Oleson, who has worked on Kings, The Man in the High Castle and written several episodes for Arrow, is taking over as showrunner for the third season. He’s replacing Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, both of whom acted as showrunners on Daredevil‘s second season. This isn’t the first time the show has changed showrunners, though, as that duo replaced Steven S. DeKnight from the first season.
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Ryan Murphy’s New Show Will Star 5 Transgender Women of Color as Series Regulars

Ryan Murphy’s New Show Will Star 5 Transgender Women of Color as Series Regulars
Ryan Murphy’s newest show will delve into New York City’s drag ball culture, with a stellar cast of five up and coming transgender actresses in series regular roles. “Pose” makes history for featuring the largest cast of transgender actors as series regulars on any scripted series. FX Networks, which produced other Murphy hits “Feud: Bette and Joan,” “American Crime Story,” and “American Horror Story.”

Set in the 1980s, “Pose” looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world. Murphy co-created the show with Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals.

Read More:8 Exciting Trans Filmmakers Shaking Up Hollywood

After a six-month nationwide search, “Pose” cast Mj Rodriguez (“Luke Cage”), Indya Moore (“Saturday Church”), fashion model and ball scene fixture Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar (“Mr. Robot”), and Angelica Ross
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