On this edition of The Splash Page; could a Marvel movie character debut in Netflix’s Iron Fist, Paul Rudd talks Ant-man fitting into the MCU, Stan Lee doing a Memoir, Telltale doing a Marvel game, and Charlie Cox talks season 2 of Daredevil.
Rumor of the day: New, big screen Marvel star to debut in Netflix’s Iron Fist series
We’ve been wondering how much Marvel will connect its slate of Netflix series to the cinematic universe, and a new rumor indicates one of the heavyweights could show up in Iron Fist.
Potential spoilers ahead for Marvel’s Iron Fist!
Bleeding Cool reports a source close to the production at Marvel who says Doctor Strange will make his debut in the upcoming Iron Fist series. In what capacity, exactly, remains a mystery. They’re unsure whether Benedict Cumberbatch, the Sorcerer Supreme himself, will show up — or whether they’ll use a stand-in actor for a small/shadowed role with Cumberbatch potentially providing voice work.
Paul Rudd Says Ant-Man Absolutely Fits Into Marvel Cinematic Universe
For all the fans worried that Ant-Man wouldn’t mesh with the rest of the Marvel Universe, actor Paul Rudd has shrunk the gap between his comedic superhero saga and the Marvel’s more serious films.
Responding to concerns that original director and screenwriter Edgar Wright’s (who left the film over creative differences with Marvel) more isolated vision for Ant-Man would disconnect the character from his Avengers brethren, Rudd, who plays Scott Lang/Ant-Man, said that Ant-Man is very much a Marvel movie.
Stan Lee will tell his life story in a new comic book memoir
If you have even a cursory knowledge of comic-book history, you know who Stan Lee is. The former Marvel editor-in-chief had a hand in creating everyone from Spider-Man to the Avengers to the X-Men, and even though his career as a comic-book writer and creator isn’t what it once was, he remains a tireless spokesman for the medium, appearing at conventions everywhere and happily lending his likeness to cameo appearances in various Marvel Comics-based films. Even if his talent had never granted him a place in the comic-book pantheon, his enthusiasm has basically guaranteed it, and these days it’s hard to imagine what comics would look like without Stan “The Man” in them.
Lee’s life has already been the subject of countless interviews, profiles and even a documentary film, but in 2015 his story and his place in comics history will be documented in the way they always should have been: comic-book form. This week Simon & Schuster announced that this October it will publish Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir, which will present “the story of how comics came to be” through Lee’s story. To create the book, Lee collaborated with writer Peter David (The Incredible Hulk, X-Factor) and artist Colleen Doran (The Sandman, A Distant Soil).
Read more at this link: http://www.blastr.com/2015-4-24/stan-lee-will-tell-his-life-story-new-comic-book-memoir
Telltale is making Marvel video games
Telltale Games, the studio known for its story-focused adventure video games based on properties like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Jurassic Park, has a major new partner: Marvel. Polygon reports that the first Telltale Marvel game will hit unspecified platforms sometime in 2017; it’s not known which characters it will concentrate on, or how it’ll fit into various iterations of the Marvel universe.
Read more at this link: http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/23/8486381/telltale-marvel-video-games
Daredevil Star Charlie Cox Would Like Punisher & Elektra In Season 2
A few days ago, Netflix ordered a second season of Marvel’s Daredevil and star Charlie Cox already has a wishlist for characters he’d like to see appear in it.
Clearly, the season 2 announcement is still very fresh and the first season has only be available for a few weeks, so Cox doesn’t know what’s in store for Matt Murdock in the next season yet, but he does know who he would like to drop in.