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Mouza     November 03, 2018     0 Comments

Marvel heroes Falcon and Winter Soldier are teaming up for a potential limited series at the Disney streaming service.

Variety has learned exclusively that Malcolm Spellman has been tapped to write a series featuring the two superheroes, which is currently in development at the streamer. It is the first of the proposed Marvel limited series to find a writer.

Marvel and Disney declined to comment.

Falcon and Winter Soldier, played by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan respectively, have both appeared in multiple Marvel films to date, including the recent blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War.”

While Winter Soldier was a key character in the second “Captain America” film, the character who became the Winter Solider — Bucky Barnes — first appeared in the original “Captain America” film in 2011. Falcon made his first appearance in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

Spellman previously worked as a writer and co-executive producer on the hit Fox series “Empire” and wrote the screenplay for the feature film “Our Family Wedding.” He is repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment Partners

News of the development comes after Variety exclusively reported that Marvel and Disney were prepping multiple limited series centered on characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe who had yet to appear in their own standalone films. At that time, it was reported that characters like Loki and Scarlet Witch would also be the subject of their own limited series. The series are expected to be six to eight episodes.

Unlike other Marvel shows like “Daredevil” and “The Punisher,” the series on the Disney streaming service will be produced by Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, who has headed up the MCU for years. The shows are also expected to have large budgets compared to other television projects. [Source]

Mouza     July 27, 2018     0 Comments

Netflix has renewed Altered Carbon for Season 2, albeit with a number of significant tweaks. The biggest change: Avengers staple Anthony Mackie is replacing Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs. Additionally, Alison Schapker (The Flash, Fringe) has come aboard as co-showrunner.Kinnaman’s departure from the body-swapping series was not unexpected. As established in Richard K. Morgan’s sci-fi novels, the lead character’s journey spans hundreds of years and myriad different bodies.

Back in February, Kinnaman himself foreshadowed his exit, telling TVGuide.com, “We have no idea what the second season would be, but my guess is… it’s sort of going to be an anthology show where maybe a couple of the characters continue into the next season.” (Kinnaman’s recent casting in Amazon’s Hanna opposite Killing co-star Mireille Enos served as another clue that he was parting ways with the show.)

Schapker, meanwhile, will work alongside returning co-showrunner Laeta Kalogridis. The duo will serve as EPs alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross and James Middleton.

For Mackie, Altered Carbon reps his first significant series gig. Prior to this, his most noteworthy TV role was playing Martin Luther King, Jr. opposite Bryan Cranston’s Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO’s All the Way. In addition to his role as Sam Wilson/The Falcon in the Marvel films, his big screen credits include Million Dollar Baby, 8 Mile, Notorious and The Hurt Locker.

The big-budget Altered Carbon dropped its 10-episode first season last January. It received mixed reviews, with TVLine’s Kim Roots calling it “gorgeous yet uneven.” Season 2, which will consist of eight episodes, will likely bow in 2019. [Source]