Rumors have surfaced that Michael Douglas will reprise his role from Ant-Man in the sequel. And X-men 7 will start filming in 2017.
Yeah, Douglas was saying he wanted his Hank Pym character to have "Less expositional dialogue", LOL. I never felt like that was a bad thing for his character in Ant-Man, or that it ever was all that much, but I guess it bothered him. But, shit, what else do they expect the elderly mentor character to do?
And there's going to be an X-Men 7 now? I thought this was the last major film before they rebooted the continuity (except in the spin-offs...speaking of which, Gambit seems to be taking place in its own little world, with no regard to the other films at all...though they're already playing so fast and loose with the sequence of events anyway. But still...) Although, minus the two Wolverine films, that makes sense since I think Bryan singer said that they were working on the second trilogy, where First Class, Apocalypse and "Untitled" were going to be a part of it. I just thought before that The Wolverine was part of that second trilogy since it actually had something to do with DOFP given that ending scene. I wonder where they can go from here...they already did the Dark Phoenix (horribly) but maybe they'll deal with the Shii'ar empire or possibly Sauron in the Savage Land. Or Mojo perhaps? If they don't use Mr. Sinister in Apocalypse, he's also a possibility, I know Bryan Cranston was rumored to be playing him, or at least interested in it.
OKAY. Just watched the first four episodes of Jessica Jones. HO. LY. CRAP. Man, that stuff is intense. I had read the Alias comics previously so I already understood a great deal of the backstory and its resolution but while I'm not going to spoil anything specific, I can say that it does deviate from the comics pretty significantly which I think was expected since nothing is ever a direct adaptation of any stories from the comics, and who wants it that way anyhow?
I didn't know Ritter previously but she's doing a pretty decent job as an actress, I think I'm warming up to her even though I really hate Jessica's character for all the choices she makes, but Ritter sells it well. There's a bit too much sex going on, I think they could have saved time implying it rather than showing us people humping under a blanket, if there's no actual graphic stuff being shown like an HBO show, then why bother, you know?
If I had to compare it to Daredevil, I'd say Daredevil is written a bit better but I think that Jones introduces a few more characters a little earlier on and so there's less emphasis on individuals as a result, but there is a lot more mystery and intrigue going on, unlike Daredevil where it's like, "Oh, there's Kingpin, gotta stop him." David Tennant's depiction of Kilgrave, while known to readers of the comics, is a much more difficult villain to face off against than Kingpin simply due to the nature of his power. While Fisk hides behind money, Kilgrave can hide behind pretty much anyone who is within the sound of his voice and that includes a lot of innocent bystanders whereas Fisk had the Russian gangsters, the blind Chinese heroin peddlers and others to throw at Daredevil before their face-off. So while the formula is similar, I think Jones' series lends itself to being more of a detective story than Daredevil, even though Daredevil did have some moments like that. But he's more like the 'beat a confession out of someone' type of investigator while her methods are more traditional; tailing someone, surveillance, using actual legal channels to get to suspects, not that she doesn't get her hands dirty in some creative ways.
Overall, I'm excited to see how the rest of the series goes and concludes, which I will spend the bulk of tomorrow finishing up. Right now I'm too tired to continue watching even though I really want to. Anyway, if anyone's got Netflix, I do highly recommend checking it out if you're not opposed to some superhero characters getting down and dirty, even more so than Daredevil (and that is saying something.)