THIS OCTOBER .....

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL SEASON 2 SEES RISING OF THE PUNISHER AND ELEKTRA - ONLY OF NETFLIX



Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll & Elden Henson

While fans of Netflix Original Series 'Marvel's Daredevil' wait for season 2 to begin on March 18th, here is a look at the new and returning cast members of the series.


MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL
SEASON 2 CAST BIOS







CHARLIE COX
“Matt Murdock/Daredevil”

Charlie Cox is an English actor best known for his lead role in Marvel’s Daredevil in which he stars as Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer who fights injustice in court and also on the streets as the costumed hero Daredevil. The show recently finished filming its second season, it will premiere in spring 2016.

In 2014, he was seen alongside Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in the Academy Award nominated film, The Theory of Everything.

With his fellow actors from the Boardwalk Empire cast, Charlie Cox shared a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2012 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series; the group was nominated for the Award again in 2013, following the conclusion of Mr. Cox’s two seasons on the HBO show as Irish immigrant and crime soldier, “Owen Slater.”

 Mr. Cox was born in London and received his training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He made his West End stage debut in Harold Pinter’s The Lover and The Collection at the Comedy Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd. His other stage credits include Heinrich von Kleist’s The Prince of Homburg, playing the title character in the Donmar Warehouse production adapted by Dennis Kelly and directed by Jonathan Munby.

He made his feature film debut in Matthew Parkhill’s Dot the I, alongside Gael García Bernal and Tom Hardy. His early films included Michael Radford’s The Merchant of Venice, with Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; and Lasse Hallström’s Casanova, starring Heath Ledger.

His breakout performance was in the lead role of “Tristan Thorn” in Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust, based on the Neil Gaiman novel. Mr. Cox starred opposite Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, and Michelle Pfeiffer in the fantasy adventure.

Among his other movies are Roland Joffé’s There Be Dragons; Simon Shore’s Things to Do Before You’re 30; Glorious 39, alongside Bill Nighy, Julie Christie, and The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne for writer/director Stephen Poliakoff; and Charles Martin Smith’s Stone of Destiny, in which Mr. Cox starred as Scottish folk hero “Ian Hamilton.”

He guest-starred in the very first episode of Downton Abbey; and starred as Ishmael in Mike Barker’s epic miniseries Moby Dick, opposite William Hurt and Ethan Hawke.

Jon Berntha
JON BERNTHAL
“Frank Castle/The Punisher”

Classically trained actor Jon Bernthal can currently be seen in Denis Villeneuve's Sicario as “Ted,” co-starring opposite Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, Bernthal stars in the Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s film adaptation to Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, in the role of “Mr. McCarthy” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  He also portrayed the role of “Monroe” alongside Dakota Fanning and Evan Rachel Wood in Viena and the Fantomes, written and directed by Gerardo Naranjo.

Bernthal will next be seen as Frank Castle aka The Punisher in the highly anticipated second season of the Netflix, Marvel series Daredevil.  They are currently shooting in New York.  

Last year Bernthal starred opposite Brad Pitt in David Ayer's Fury. The WWII movie follows the commander of a Sherman tank and its five-man crew on a mission behind enemy lines during the collapse of Nazi Germany. Bernthal joins Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Pena in the film, which was released by Sony on November14th 2014.

Bernthal can also be seen in David Simon’s HBO mini-series Show Me A Hero and will next be seen in the Gavin O’Connor helmed action thriller The Accountant opposite Ben Affleck.  Earlier this year he filmed the Brendan Muldowney directed Pilgrimage in Ireland opposite Richard Armitage, Stanley Weber and Tom Holland.  

Bernthal portrayed drug dealer and money launderer “Brad” in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street, appearing opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Terence Winter wrote the script about the rise and fall of Wall Streeter Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio).The film was released by Paramount Pictures on December 25th, 2013.

In television, Bernthal starred as “Shane Walsh” in AMC's breakout hit television series, The Walking Dead, based on Robert Kirkman's comic book of the same name. Bernthal's extraordinary portrayal as a survivor of the zombie apocalypse marks another remarkable turn in a career defined by acclaimed and varied performances both on stage and on screen. The Walking Dead earned a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Drama Series, a Writers Guild of America nomination for Best New Series, and recognition as one of AFI's Ten Best Television Programs of the Year. The series also set new records as the most watched drama series in basic cable history, and is aired internationally in over 120 countries and 33 languages. Bernthal also starred as the lead in Frank Darabont's Mob City for TNT which premiered on December 4th, 2013. The show was set in Los Angeles during the 1940's and 50's. It's a world of glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads, returning war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base.


Bernthal's first major film role was in the Oliver Stone picture World Trade Center with Nicholas Cage and Maria Bello. He has also starred in Date Night with Steve Carell and Tina Fey; in Roman Polanski's award-winning The Ghost Writer opposite Ewan McGregor; Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian opposite Ben Stiller, Christopher Guest and Hank Azaria; Grudge Match opposite Robert De Niro; and the independent films The Air I Breathe with Kevin Bacon and Julie Delpy, and Day Zero with Elijah Wood. Alongside his father, Bernthal has launched a production company called Story Factory with several film and television projects in development
 
 
Bernthal was also part of the ensemble in the Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries, The Pacific. The role required Bernthal to undergo boot camp training, as well as combat training with Marines. His other television work includes appearances on: Boston Legal, CSI: Miami, Law & Order Special Victims Unit, How I Met Your Mother, and Without A Trace.  His first series in a starring role was The Class, created by David Crane and directed by James Burrows.
During his college years, Bernthal was given the remarkable opportunity to study at the prestigious Moscow Arts Theatre in Russia, renowned for its regimented program and disciplined training. Educated in acting, acrobatics, ballet and rhythm, the intense training provided Bernthal with a solid foundation in his craft. While studying at MAT, Bernthal was discovered by the director of Harvard University's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, at the American Repertory Theatre in Moscow. He was invited to study there and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts.

A veteran of more than 30 productions, Bernthal recently returned to his roots in the Rogue Machine Theatre's production of Small Engine Repair, where he starred as “Terrance Swaino.” Bernthal also produced the play, a dark comedy drama which charts three working class friends in Manchester, New Hampshire as they reunite for an evening of drinking, fighting and reminiscing. Bernthal earned a 2011 Ovation Award nomination for his role in Rogue Machine Theatre's Small Engine Repair, which had its New York premiere for MCC in Fall 2013. Bernthal had previously starred in Neil LaBute's Fat Pig at the Geffen Playhouse. His other theatre credits include Langford Wilson's Fifth of July at New York's Signature Theatre, the off-Broadway production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, where Bernthal played “Ui,” at the Portland Stage Company; and This is Our Youth, at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.  His love of theatre led him to open his own non-profit theatre company Fovea Floods, in upstate New York.

Bernthal was a professional baseball player both in the U.S. minor leagues and European Professional Baseball Federation. These days, Bernthal prefers boxing, for which he trains six days a week. He teaches boxing to at risk children, drawing out their discipline and work ethic, and helping them to channel their issues into a sport which teaches them confidence and control. Bernthal also works to retrain pit bulls that have been abused, subsequently placing  them in new, loving homes.

ELODIE YUNG

ELODIE YUNG
“Elektra”

Born and raised in France, Elodie Yung gets her exotic beauty by way of her French mother and Cambodian father. After first pursuing a law degree, she realized that she wanted to follow her lifelong passion of acting instead, enrolling in and graduating from the Acting International School in Paris.

She immediately booked work out of school, first as a recurring character in the serial drama
La Vie Devant Nous and then in the very well regarded drama Fragile(s), which premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Those experiences led to what would be her breakout roles in France. First, she booked the role of “Laura Maurier” in the French series Les Bleus, and then she booked the female lead in District 13 Ultimatum, the follow up to the hit Pierre Morel film and an international hit itself. It was in this film that she was able to also feature her extensive martial arts skills, something that had been a passion since she was a child.

It was those jobs that led to Elodie getting attention in the US, ultimately booking her The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in the role of “Miriam Wu” for the David Fincher film. She followed that up by booking the lead role of “Jinx” in GI Joe 2: Retaliation opposite Dwayne Johnson and directed by Jon Chu.

Up next, Elodie can be seen starring as the female lead in the Lionsgate film Gods of Egypt, directed by Alex Proyas, which is set to release in February 2016. An adventure fantasy film,  Gods of Egypt follows the story of a common thief who joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt. Elodie Yung stars as ‘Hathor,’ alongside Gerard Butler as ‘Set’ and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as ‘Bek.’
Elodie is currently in production on the second season of the Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevil, playing the ‘electrifying’ superhero Elektra Natchios. Marvel’s Daredevil, created by Drew Goddard, is an Emmy nominated Action/Crime Drama starring Charlie Cox, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll and Jon Bernthal among others.

Elodie currently resides in Los Angeles.

DEBORAH ANN WOLL

CHARLIE COX & JON BERNTHAL

MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL SEASON 2
“Karen Page”

Deborah Ann Woll is an actress who embodies the enviable combination of talent, beauty, and natural charm. She continues to effortlessly captivate audiences’ attention role after role.

Most recently, Deborah Ann has joined teams with the entertainment powerhouse Netflix in its new original action-drama Marvel’s Daredevil. Epitomizing both the “action” and the “drama” of the genre, Woll plays ‘Karen Page’—an enigmatic character at the helm of the series’ dramatic turns, most of which send her crashing into the life of co-star Charlie Cox’s character, ‘Matt Murdock.’ The thirteen-episode premiere season was brought to Netflix viewers in its entirety on April 10, 2015, to critical acclaim.  Shortly after its release, Marvel and Netflix renewed the series for a second season, set to premiere in 2016.

Woll is no stranger to dramatic roles. She skyrocketed to fame as the wildly popular baby-vamp ‘Jessica Hamby’ on HBO’s True Blood. She was a beloved character throughout the series’ duration. Originally cast as a recurring guest star role in the first season, her character was so admired by fans that she was offered a series regular contract by the second season. The series finale aired on August 24, 2014.

During her hiatus from “True Blood,” she was cast in such films as Mother's Day (2010), Little Murder (2011), Seven Days in Utopia (2011), Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011), Catch .44 (2011), Ruby Sparks (2012), Highland Park (2013), Meet Me in Montenegro (2014), and Forever (2015).  More recently, Woll is set to star in The Automatic Hate, alongside Joseph Cross and Adelaide Clemens.  The indie drama premiered in the Narrative Spotlight category at SXSW 2015.
Other television credits include guest-starring roles in shows such as Life, ER, The Mentalist, and My Name is Earl.

The daughter of an architect and a teacher, Woll grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Drawn to the arts from an early age, she studied dance and piano before discovering her passion for acting and classical theater.  She starred in several high school plays and attended Carnegie Mellon's pre-college intensive program before accepting coveted spots in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of Southern California's prestigious School of Theatre, and an intensive Shakespeare program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.  

Woll currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.


 SCOTT GLENN
 SCOTT GLENN
“Stick”

 The free-ranging versatility and aching reality of characterization have been the common denominators of Scott Glenn’s actors’ actor career in film, on stage and in television, and are vitally present in all his portrayals.   
From Glenn’s star-making burst to stardom in James Bridges’ “Urban Cowboy,” the actor has proven over and again that no nails are tougher than the tougher-than-nails power Glenn brings to a role of unrelenting vengeance, as he does in the “Buffalo Soldiers” telling of organized crime among a small group of professional soldiers stationed in Europe. Other colorful Glenn characterizations of men of brutal strength include Martin Campbell’s “Vertical Limit” and Antoine Fuqua’s “Training Day.”

Rare appearances in television include the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Daredevil” based on the Marvel comic.  He also appears in the hit HBO show “The Leftovers”.

For a kid from the streets of Pittsburgh, Scott Glenn has created a list of indelible western characters.  "Tall Tale," "Silverado," "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" and his star-making turn as the convict cowboy of "Urban Cowboy" have shown that he is as comfortable in the saddle as in his more urban and, occasionally, urbane roles.

Glenn has given a wide range of other highly-regarded performances in such films as Philip Kaufman's "The Right Stuff," Lawrence Kasdan's "Silverado," Robert Towne's "Personal Best," Ron Howard's "Backdraft," Francis Coppola's "Apocalypse Now," Jonathon Demme's "Silence Of The Lambs," John Frankenheimer's "The Challenge," John McTiernan's "Red October," and Ed Zwick's "Courage Under Fire."

Glenn is known for his special preparation for his roles evidenced by his choice of living conditions for his role of a special services officer in the frightening insanity of the Vietnam portrayed in Coppola's "Apocalypse Now."  Instead of living with the film company in the comfort of a Manila hotel, Glenn took on a no-frills existence in an Ifugao village in the Philippine mountains, matching the rigors of the Montainard tribal existence of his character.  He adopted their mannerisms and sparse living habits and was given the Ifugao name of Kimayong.

As much a "natural" as Scott Glenn appears for his chosen career as an actor, Glenn spent all of his first two and a half decades convinced that his life lay in writing, directing himself toward an existence as a novelist and poet.  It was only a chance visit to New York with a few spare months between writing gigs that turned him to acting.

A move to Hollywood resulted in small parts in such films as Robert Altman's "Nashville" and larger parts in some of Roger Corman's low-budget specials.  It was in these that he first worked with and formed a friendship with filmmaker Jonathan Demme, for whom he starred in Orion's, "Silence Of The Lambs."

Scott Glenn's interests are as personal and complex as the characters he puts on the screen.  As he describes them, "I love rock and roll, blues, reggae, jazz, any kind of dance, modern art, flowers, poetry, running, boxing, skiing, skydiving, long summer days, fresh-cut fields, hot city streets, American motorcycles, Mexico and hanging out with my family and friends."

Bios and images courtesy of Netflix


 Be sure to visit Comic Review the website at http://www.widescreenonlinereview.com/comic-review.html for more comic related updates.
AKIVA GOLDSMAN TALKS TITANS

JENSEN ANNOYS JARED WITH PIANO NOISES & JARED LOSES IT! SPNLVCON 2018

\

RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 FULL 4K GAMEPLAY (2018) PS4/XBOX ONE