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Here’s Daredevil red suit from the new Netflix series

I have seen the suit before but never a picture with Charlie Cox wearing the costume. When I was illustrating the Daredevil poster I got the chance to get a glimpse of what he would look like. I gotta admit, the suit was a bit different than this final version and it hurts me to say this: it looked a bit better, his look was simpler.

I’ve been involved in some Marvel stuff, anything big since I don’t really have the time to be fully into these projects (it’s not movies or tv, don’t get too excited) and I have friend who actually work on the bigger Marvel Studios projects… but I have to be honest. I’m not digging the final result of this suit.

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Earlier today I talked how the Thing is almost impossible to adapt in the live-action form because he has a very expressive face, but Josh Trank and his team nailed the look of the character. The Thing looks amazing.

Daredevil is more adaptable, too bad they went in this Nolaneske route with the suit. It worked with Batman, but this armored suit that looks like the 90’s run in the comic books is not very nice. There’s stuff that I love about the costume, for example the color looks right. The black eyes were a nice addition and whatever the hell is on his shoulders look really nice too.

I had the chance to see the first two episodes, and they’re good. Marvel’s Daredevil is a very street-level based TV  show and what I got to see was very interesting. There’s not a lot action in the first two episodes, but the characters are beyond great and Charlie Cox is the best Matt Murdock we ever had on screen.

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There’s talks for a second season, they’re almost going with it, maybe they will have a better suit for the next 13 episodes.

Joseph Gilgun will play Cassidy for AMC’s Preacher

I’m very excited for a Preacher TV series. Also, the cast for this, is very spot on. Ruth Negga has been cast as Jesse’s ex-girlfriend Tulip, and Ian Colletti was selected to play Arseface. Now, there’s a new casting announcement: the irish vampire Cassidy will be played by Jospeh Gilgun.

The actor has appeared in This is England where he is able to show how good he is. In Lockout he is terrifying. Gilgun is a perfect choice for the character.

misfits-rudyDeadline describes the character as:

The most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, peyote dropping. He’s also a relentless conversationalist with opinions on everything from religion to politics to pop culture to theories on why people are better able to tolerate the odor of their own flatulence.

The pilot for Preacher is set to film this summer for a 2016 consideration. Even if Jesse Custer has not been cast, Dominic Cooper is rumored to be in talks to take over the role.

The official series synopsis for Preacher:

Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s twisted ’90s comic book series, “Preacher” is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God.

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Source: Deadline

The CW’s Firestorm: Meeting the Nuclear Man!

By: John Ervin

Come one, come all! For today I wish to share with you a topic so epic, that you could even say that it’s NUCLEAR! Today is the day we discuss… FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MAN!

    WHO IS FIRESTORM?

     Firestorm is a character in the DC comic universe created originally by Gerry Conway and Al Milgrom as a Nuclear based superhero able to change molecular structures, and create nuclear fire blasts, similar to cold fusion.

     The original Firestorm was the product of average high school student Ronnie Raymond and a Nobel prize winning scientist named Martin Stein who were both caught with each other in a nuclear accident which was not only able to fuse them together in one form, but was also able to give them superpowers. After that faithful accident and discovering what they were able to do when fused together then they decided to defend the innocent of New York.

                                                 Firestorm in the Comics

  • Firestorm, the Nuclear Man issue one was first released in March of 1978
  • There was a comic version in the comics where Ronnie was killed in action and Martin Stein was left alone to carry on the identity of Firestorm. This was typically seen in the 1990’s Firestorm the Nuclear Man vol. 2. 

Yes, the story of Firestorm is in fact one that has made it through the test of time as a icon hero so it’s only natural that with the superheroes that DC comics is placing on the big screen that Firestorm should be released to the media as well. And for all of you faithful followers who do not know, or follow the series of Arrowor The Flash then not only is it important for me to explain what has happened to this character, but also hope that by reading then that you’ll be eager to watch the shows for yourselves. Now it’s time for you to get up to speed with what exactly the CW has done with the character, or should I say characters, Firestorm.

Ronnie Raymond is a character on The Flash, he was the fiance of Dr. Katelyn Snow before Dr. Wells gave the “All clear” to fire up the particle accelerator. Something didn’t appear to be right to Ronnie and Cisco so they went to go investigate what was happening. Ronnie went into the mechanical foundations of the accelerator where the energy ring was believed to about to pop so he could see if there was anything to do to fix it. He told Cisco that if he wasn’t out of the room in 5 minutes then to shut the shield doors, because he would rather die than have the rest of the people above watching to die. It came to where Cisco had no choice but to shut the shield doors. Katelyn came in just as the explosion happened after hearing Ronnie over a walkie talkie say, ” Katelyn, whatever happens I will always love…” Ronnie never finished that statement due too  the explosion of the particle accelerator. Everyone thought Ronnie had done that night but in the episode 12, Crazy for you, we see that Ronnie, the day of the explosion was turned in molecular energy and fused outside the building with visiting physicist Dr. Martin Stein, who had met Barry on the train earlier that day, was carrying a sample of his work with cold fusion which would explain that they have the powers they now do when joined together, but unlike the comics, at first Martin refused Ronnie’s mind to take any control of the body functions, basically trying to handle everything himself. After figuring out what happened to Ronnie and Dr. Stein the team then decided that it was time to locate them and do their best to separate them. After a successful prototype that was able to separate the two men from each other, they decided that they hated each other and since they were no longer fused together then there was in fact no reason to stay around each other, but shortly afterward they are hunted from an old friend of their’s who isn’t so new from the Star Labs team either, General Wade Ireling of the United States army. General Ireling personally attacked Ronnie at Gitters, a local coffee shop, while he was spending time with Katelyn, trying to convince her that they needed to get out of town so that they could move on with their lives together, because he didn’t want Star Labs to take anymore time of their lives away than what it already has. After the General’s second attempt, he kidnaps Dr. Stein thanks to some confusing help from Dr. Wells who lies about the whole situation and then does his part to help free Stein when it was partly his fault Stein was kidnapped in the first place. Seriously, I’m still on this topic, what is up with Dr. Wells!!!? But then, afterwards when after Ronnie and Dr. Stein reform Firestorm and have decided to go visit a colleague that may be able to help them figure out exactly everything that Firestorm can do, sounds a lot like superhero boot camp.

Having Firestorm on the show was completely awesome to watch, but we shouldn’t be missing him too much. Before re-fusing with Dr. Stein as Firestorm Ronnie told Katelyn that he was coming back so I’m betting that we all who keep up with The Flash will be seeing Firestorm again real soon. Please continue to keep up with our Flash and Arrow updates right here on Geek Broadside beginning back on March 18th.

Who is Harrison Wells? Friend or Foe?

By: John Ervin

For all of our viewers that keep up with the CW’s The Flash television series I thought an important topic on the subject would be to talk about the character of Doctor Harrison Wells, is he a friend looking to help Barry or a villain with a hidden agenda? Well, the best way to think about this is look at the facts of the actual character and see if there are any connections to one side or the other, or even more possible, a connection towards both.

Dr. Harrison Wells Characteristics

  • Responsible for the particle accelerator explosion which gave Barry and tons of other Meta-Humans their powers and abilities.
  • Has a secret, futuristic room computer voice activated.
  • Has access to future information.
  • Has shown to the views that he is not truly paralyzed from the waist down.
  • He has tempted others to kill others in his way.
  • Made secret deals with his adversaries, and has lied about them to the rest of the team.
  • He has motivated and trained Barry to get faster and a better hero for Central city?
  • He also didn’t rest until he helped Katelyn find and reunite with her once believed to be dead fiance, Ronnie.
  • Finally, it’s been shown to the viewers that Dr. Wells is also secretly the Reverse Flash.

I still can’t believe it, the Reverse Flash, the murder of Barry’s mother is Barry’s role model! But some of this doesn’t completely add up, like if he truly is evil as the original comic book version of the Reverse Flash is then why is he so sentimental to the others? Is it possibly that he actual cares about people and only did what he did for some kind of greater that hasn’t been shown yet, or could he just be trying to keep his real enemies close? Honestly my opinion is the possibility that Harrison Wells was actually born in the future where the Flash has already been around and develops an experiment to alter his cells like Barry’s and travels through time within a time machine like device plans to build the particle accelerator, even plans for it to explode to that he can be altered  with the same abilities as Barry, but since he has altered the future he now has to do everything META-humanly possible to keep the timeline as much in order as possible. Please keep in mind guys that this is just an idea nothing from the producers, I don’t have any real proof that this is accurate, I just wanted to share my thoughts on it, but if we truly want to know the deal with Doctor Wells then remember to keep up with The Flash on the CW returning March 17th 7/8c. I highly recommend this show, please enjoy you guys.

The Flash: The Scarlet Speedster on CW

By: John Ervin

“To understand what I’m about to tell you, you have to do something first. You have to believe in the impossible, can you do that? Good.”

— Barry Allen

The quote above is from the CW’s Flash television series’ Pilot episode. Barry Allen, a Central City forensic crime scene assistant who lost his mother at a young age do to a super fast yellow speedster known as the Reverse Flash who murdered her. Barry’s Dad had been blamed for her death and Barry, after his father’s arrest, was sent to live with his best-friend and secret crush Iris’s family, typically just her and her Dad, Joe, who is also on the Central City police department and possibly the reason Barry grew up to be the department’s forensic assistant. After the death of his mother and arrest of his father Barry went on a non-ending search for the impossible which had caused him nothing but trouble since other people saw him as an over imaginative boy, that is until the kind of impossible people Barry had been talking about have started attacking Central City.

The Flash is the show, and story of Barry Allen and how a impossible event caused the murder of his Mother and have changed the course of him and his Father’s life in a way that could never have been predicted. Years have passed by and Barry is now in his early twenties still searching for the impossible to help prove the innocence of his Father who has been in prison since the murder case. Barry also is working as a forensic scientist on his foster Dad’s police force, while keeping up with his new favorite hobby other than physics, fighting crime in order to help keep the citizen’s of Central City safe. Now how did this happen? In the pilot episode of The Flash Barry had just returned from Starling City where he met the Arrow, he started as a cameo on  Arrow, just in time before his scientific role model, Dr. Harrison Wells, turned on his particle accelerator. He went to attend the event and also while there he almost tried asking out his crush/best-friend Iris, but backed down under the pressure. As they were in the crowd of people listening to what Dr. Wells had to say about the accelerator Iris’s purse was snatched by a young teen male thief Barry ran after him in a attempt to retrieve it but instead gets his wimpy butt kicked and the criminal is catch and brought into custody by the new member of the police force, Detective Eddie. Barry, after everything gets settled out Barry heads back to his lab where he plans to watch the turning on of the particle accelerator, but instead watches it explode and sees the power wave spread from the building of Star Labs that causes a huge temporary power outage and causes a storm cloud to appear and sends a bolt of lightning that crashes through his roof window and hits him directly which sends him into a coma. After months of intensive care Barry re-awakens at Star Labs which he learns has been taking care of him while he was in the coma. It’s at Star Labs he meets Cisco Ramona , Dr. Kaitlin Snow, and Dr. Harrison Wells, Barry’s role model who created the particle accelerator in the first place. Dr. Wells explains to Barry everything that the accelerator caused, it appears that the accident placed him permanently in a wheelchair, and after examining what was said and after visiting Iris and Joe, his foster dad, Barry tells Dr. Wells that he has been experiencing weird speed attacks and after some scientific tests the team a Star Labs discovers that Barry was one of possibly many Meta-humans effected by explosion of the particle accelerator and has developed super speed, which he decides to use to stop another meta-human, Martin Clyde, who has the ability to control the weather. Cisco allows Barry to use a special uniform he built to replace the tradition uniforms worn by firefighters so he can keep his vitals protected. He rushes in to the area that Martin is attacking and saves Joe by doing so, Martin counters by trying to form a tornado that is big enough to wipe out the city, that’s when Barry pushes himself to his full-out limits and uses his super speed to run around the tornado counter clockwise to kill it off at it’s base. Barry is successful and his identity is revealed to Joe who apologizes to Barry and offers him help to prove his Dad’s innocence and get him out of jail, also He asks him to not tell Iris anything about what he can do to keep her safe.

The series of The Flash has gotten farther into the deeper story than from what we see in the pilot episode, and in that time Barry has saved his city from multiple Meta-humans whom have come to raise havoc, he had even teamed up with Oliver Queen, also known as the Arrow, in a two part episode. From a creative stand point, even from a critic stand point the show Flash is truly a great piece of work. I can’t wait to see what the plan to do with the characters in later episodes. I plan on keeping tabs on The Flash for the readers here on Geek Broadside whom are interested in the show other than myself, so please enjoy. Thanks for all the faithful followers, you are what truly make this blog worth it.

Check the Marvel’s Daredevil teaser here

By: Marv Castillo

Eventually Matt Murdock will have to get his read suit. Anyways, this teaser accomplishes its mission: teasing. Remarkable things about this trailer is that we have a tone for this series, which is dark and gritty. The kind of tone doesn’t really fit most of the Marvel characters, but for the Marvel Knights it is exactly what it has to be.

The series looks cinematic and that’s great. Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter look like TV shows, but this one looks quite different than those, and it has the atmosphere of Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan.

We get quick shots at Kingpin at some other characters, but also his radar vision is not really present the way I pictured it would be. There’s a scene where we can see something distorted over his shoulder. I believe they’re holding some things back, like the radar vision and the red suit.

However this is a great teaser for a show that everybody is already going crazy for. The series will be available on Netflix: April 10.

Watch the first Daredevil teaser here

By: Marv Castillo

Okay, the trailer debuts tomorrow, and will have a solid opinion on that. I’ve been very optimistic with this and more important, I’ve heard the show is good, like very good. What you are about to see is 15-seconds-long and of course, there’s not much to see except for a quick shot of Daredevil who says: “I just want to make my city a better place”. It’s mostly logos, but the full teaser will be up tomorrow. I can’t wait for this series, and I don’t if you knew, but I’m working on promotional art for this. Stay tuned.

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Marvel’s first collaboration with Netflix for a series will premiere at 12:01 a.m. PT on April 10th.  The first two episodes were penned by Drew Goddard. Have a look at the official synopsis:

“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. The series stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson with Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk. Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Lost”).

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