The Splash Page Blog: July 28th 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page Blog; USA wants a pilot for IDW’s Brooklyn Animal Control, Michael Douglas talks his future in the MCU, your first look at Marvel’s All Ages Spidey Comic, Marvel looking at Rachel McAdams for Doctor Strange role, Mark Hamill is doing The Killing Joke, and Joe Quesada talks about Daredevil Season 2.


The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the USA network has put in a pilot order for a series based on the comic “Brooklyn Animal Control,” a series published by IDW. The pilot will be written by “Brooklyn” writer JT Petty, who previously worked on the “Splinter Cell” video game series, and executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice). “Walking Dead” producer David Alpert and Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs are also on board to executive produce, alongside IDW Entertainment’s David Ozer and Ted Adams.

In the world of the comic, werewolves secretly exist and have formed a community within New York City called Kveld-Ulf. “Brooklyn Animal Control” follows the day-to-day exploits of a secret subdivision of the NYPD directly responsible for interacting with the werewolf community. THR notes that the show will focus on “city politics, immigrant communities and families divided by ambition, secrecy and tradition.”

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Michael Douglas, who starred as Hank Pym in “Ant-Man,” spoke about his Marvel Cinematic Universe future and how he would like his franchise to grow during an interview with Yahoo! Movies.

“I had seen enough of both Marvel films and other comic book films with my kids to say, ‘Why didn’t they ever offer me one of those? This looks pretty cool,'” Douglas said of being offered the role. “As a producer, I love to do these kinds of special effects. When it came, along with about two years of the ‘Ant-Man’ comics to learn a little bit about the Hank Pym character and I started getting into it… my son grabbed the script from me and said, ‘Is this Ant-Man?… Dad, you don’t have to read it. Just do it — this is a whole new audience for you.’ He was like my agent! I took them to heart and looked at it and here we are. I’m having a ball.”

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Marvel Comics has debuted the first look at Nick Bradshaw’s interior art for his and writer Robbie Thompson’s upcoming “Spidey.”

Announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego, the in-continuity series will explore and expand on Peter Parker’s early days as Spider-Man, when he was a high school student fitting his web-slinging adventures into

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From rumors to reality, the buzz around Rachel McAdams possibly co-starring in Marvel Studio’s upcoming live-action “Doctor Strange” continues to grow, with a new report claiming the studio wants the “True Detective” and “Mean Girls” star as the film’s female lead.

Variety reports that sources claim McAdams is the top choice to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming film. Although Variety also point out that it is currently unknown if an offer is at hand, McAdams herself recently told the LA Times that she was in early talks with the studio.

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Mark Hamill Reportedly Voicing The Joker In Batman: The Killing Joke

Mark Hamill will reportedly voice The Joker for Batman: The Killing Joke, the upcoming animated feature film from DC Entertainment.

Hamill will reprise the role of Batman’s arch-nemesis after saying that he had retired the character. As most know, Hamill voiced The Joker through Batman: The Animated Series, the Batman Arkham video games, and other projects. When Warner Bros announced at San Diego Comic Con that they would bring the Joker-centric graphic novel to life, Hamill said that he would come out of retirement to voice the Joker in that film.

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Joe Quesada Praises Upcoming Characters On ‘Daredevil’ Season 2

Prior to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Television revealed two massive additions to their acclaimed Netflix series ‘Daredevil.’ While the Man Without Fear already has his hands full with people like the Kingpin and other street-level thugs, he’ll have to step his game up because the Punisher and Elektra will be coming for him as well. Before the con, the House of Ideas revealed that ‘Walking Dead’ alum Jon Bernthal and ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ star Elodie Yungwould be playing the iconic badass characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when they appear on the popular streaming service next year. But ahead of their live-action debuts, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer recently shared his thoughts on the two new additions to Hell’s Kitchen and the impact that they’re sure to make on the show.

Brian Michael Bendis isn’t the only comic book creator getting excited for Marvel’s upcoming slate of Netflix shows. While speaking with IGN at SDCC, Joe Quesada talked about the big things coming to ‘Daredevil’ next season. With Frank Castle said to be playing a big part in the next chapter of Matt Murdock’s life, one could see how it might be difficult to balance two amazing characters together in one show. Well, the CCO doesn’t seem to think that it’s impossible, especially with the showrunners and the actors involved:

“That’s why we pay our amazing Writers Room the big bucks. Doug Petrie and Mark Ramirez, the co-showrunners, have concocted an amazing series, an amazing season this year and believe me, sparks will fly and it’s going to be pretty phenomenal.

We’re so happy to have Jon Bernthal because we have such a world-class cast on Daredevil; we have a world-class actor in Charlie Cox that we want to make sure we chose and were able to attain an actor who is on that same level so I think the combination of seeing Charlie and Jon perform those parts on the same screen. It’s going to be epic, absolutely epic.”

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