Towelites! It’s time once again to round up the latest news and rumors surrounding Marvel Studios’ Phase 2!
Appropriately, the upcoming Netflix multi-series based around four of Marvel‘s famous “street” heroes, will be filmed on the streets of New York City. Hells Kitchen is to be the backdrop for the 4 shows that will feature 13 episodes each based on Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones. Then there will be a mini-series event of approximately 6-8 episodes called The Defenders, in which the four will team up together, similar to The Avengers.
Announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger and Governor Andrew Cuomo in Times Square yesterday: “Since 2008 Disney has directly contributed almost half a billion dollars to New York’s economy through television and film production, along with approximately 9,000 jobs for New Yorkers,” Iger said. “The Governor’s policies make this great state a more affordable and attractive location, opening the door for even greater economic investment and job creation for New Yorkers. Our Marvel series for Netflix will inject millions directly into the local economy and create hundreds of new jobs.”
In just little over a month, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be hitting theaters! To hold you over until then, check out the latest featurette titled, “Conspiracy”.
It’s been far too long since the last episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was on! Well we have another week to wait until the show comes back but looking ahead, we have some new awesome promotional photos of Jamie Alexander on set as Lady Sif from the episode Yes Men! I cannot wait until this episode!