Marvel has officially announced that Rosario Dawson will not only return as Claire Temple for the second season of Daredevil, but that a new deal will allow her to appear in any of Marvel’s other Netflix original series, including A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

“Working with Rosario in the first season, we knew instantly that we had to have her back for our second. Claire Temple proved a fan favorite in Season 1, and we can’t wait for fans to see all the plans we have for her next,” said Jeph Loeb, executive Producer and Head of Marvel TV.

Osric Chau should be Iron Fist

This is Iron Fist.

Also known as Danny Rand.

Here’s Cracked.com’s synopsis of his backstory:

“Danny Rand is Iron Fist. He’s what happens when a billionaire learns so much kung fu that he doesn’t need to bother mastering anything else. He gained powers by traveling to an interdimensional monastery town whose only industry, entertainment, and export was a martial arts tournament. His reward for winning was the chance to fight a secret kung fu dragon with his bare hands. When he won that too, he plunged those bare hands into the dragon’s molten heart, making them like things of iron. You know what, Hollywood? If you must do another origin story, do that one! Why isn’t that a movie? Why isn’t that a video game? Why isn’t that everything?

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/blog/9-lesser-known-superheroes-who-deserve-movie-franchises/#ixzz3RaXsquYT

Thankfully, Marvel is going to be making an Iron Fist series, but there’s one slight problem there.
In the comics Danny Rand is a white man.
This is what’s known as the Mighty Whitey trope, which is when a white person goes to a non-white culture learns one of their cultural skills and is better than all of them at it.
Marvel’s already going to have one example of this trope now that Doctor Strange is being played by Benidorm Camelfarm, they do not need a second.

This could easily be fixed by slightly tweaking Danny Rand to make him Asian American.
Suddenly it’s not a white guy proving he’s better than all of these not-white people it’s an Asian-American connecting with his heritage in a mind numbingly awesome and badass way.

And that’s where the Canadian born and raised Chinese-Malaysian Osric Chau comes in.
Not only does he already have a decent fan following thanks to his portrayal of Kevin Tran on Supernatural.
Not only is he the right age to properly portray Danny Rand.
Not only is he a pretty decent actor familiar with genre work.
He can also do stuff like this:

Osric Chau is a master of Wushu Kung fu and has also studied Tai-chi and various other martial arts.
I ask you who better to cast as your Master of Kung-Fu lead than an actual master of Kung-fu who also happens to be an actor?


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Are we currently in the golden age of comic book television? On a larger scale, many would certainly agree that we are in the golden age of comic book cinema in general. Over the next 4 years, until the year 2020, there will be at least THIRTY comic book movies that will be released in theaters. Additionally, television and streaming services is hosting at least FIFTEEN different comic book properties. In my post about SUPERGIRL, I mentioned some worries that I have with overcrowding that I feel could certainly pose a threat to the amount of produced media we see with these properties. Will audiences become burned out from the overwhelming amount of properties being brought to life? Time will only tell, but I’ve found a recent video produced by Tasty Productions that does a very good job at outlining all of the comic book television shows that exist. I give some written details below. To keep things organized, this outline will categorize the shows by their respective networks: 


ARROW (DC COMICS) | October 2012 - Present

Arrow has just completed it’s third season on the CW, and has already been confirmed for a fourth season. Arrow was really one of the first live-action superhero television shows, and can be viewed as the original property that began comic book tv madness (besides Smallville, of course). 

THE FLASH (DC COMICS) | September 2014 - Present

The Flash television series is a spin-off from the Arrow television series, and has featured multiple crossover episodes of the Arrowverse characters. If you ask me, I think The Flash currently holds the crown as being the best live-action superhero show thus far.


Legends of Tomorrow  will also exist in the same universe as Arrow/The Flash, and will feature a crossover of characters from both shows such as Captain Cold and the Atom. The Show will premiere in January 2016

iZOMBIE (VERTIGO) | March 2015 - Present

I don’t know much about this property other than the fact that the lead character, Olivia is turned into a zombie, and then works at a Seattle Morgue, in order to satisfy her urge for brains. Nonetheless, the show has been renewed for a second season.


MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (MARVEL) | September 2013 - Present

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. upon its debut, brought in massive ratings for ABC. However, ratings steadily declined as the show struggled to find its footing within the larger context of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite this, the show has seen improvements in reviews for the second season, and has been renewed for a third season. 

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER (MARVEL) | January 2015 - Present

After positive response from the Agent Carter One-Shot, a short series was ordered to air during the mid-season break of season two of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Additionally, Agent Carter has also received positive reviews from audiences and critics, and will return for a second season, with Marvel constantly expanding their cinematic universe.


GOTHAM (DC COMICS) | September 2014 - Present

The Gotham television series is taking the Smallville approach, and exploring the character of Bruce Wayne before he became the Batman. While initially excited for this show, I found myself less invested as the season progressed. The story simply isn’t entertaining or enjoyable, and the acting isn’t very good. Regardless, Gotham will continue on with its second season debuting this fall.

LUCIFER (VERTIGO) | Debut: 2016

The plot will focus on Lucifer “who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell and resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the beauty of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals,” according to Deadline.com 


Pretty much nothing is known about this X-Men television series other than the fact that it is in development. With hundreds of mutants to choose from, I’m sure Twentieth Century Fox will be able to expand their mutant canon into the world of television.


DAREDEVIL (MARVEL) | April 2015 - Present

Marvel expanded their cinematic universe once again with Daredevil; a highly stylized, yet gritty look into Hell’s Kitchen, NY. The series drew rave reviews from critics, and was renewed for a second season. Daredevil is also a part of a larger plan by Netflix to create a team up in The Defenders featuring street-level heroes. 





With Daredevil kicking off the Netflix MCU side of things, additional shows will premiere over the next couple of years, leading to The Defenders. Alan Fine, president of Marvel entertainment stated, “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure. The series will all be set in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, and will unfold over several years. Their world is said to be a gritty one as well, though Marvel’s series have largely straddled the line between realistic worlds and comic book-style fun.”



One of DC’s biggest brands since the 1980s, Teen Titans will see popular superhero such as Robin, Raven and Starfire see live adaptations on TNT in the upcoming year. 


SUPERGIRL (DC COMICS) | Debut: November 2015

We just recently received our first-look at Supergirl, set to debut this fall. It is rumored that Supergirl will exist in the same universe as Arrow and The Flash, yet we have seen no actual evidence that this will be true. The cousin of Superman is sure to bring a new element to comic book television with a female lead.


POWERS (MARVEL) | March 2015 - Present

Synopsis: “Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a former power now homicide detective, Christian Walker had his own powers taken from him. Along with his partner Deena Pilgrim they work in a special homicide division called Powers, which investigates crimes involving superhumans.”



Nothing really to say about this one since it didn’t get renewed for a second season. However, Arrow’s Stephen Amell is lobbying for the show to join the Arrowverse. Yeah, we’ll see how that goes.