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Netflix heads to Manila

Aug 01. 2018
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By The Nation

Netflix not only returned to AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2018 last month but did so with its biggest presence in three years – featuring an immersive booth, star-studded panels, global announcements and a special screening of upcoming Netflix film Next Gen – all inspired by and designed especially for Filipino fans.

Netflix hosted super-powered panels for more than 1,000 fans at Hall N featuring Marvel’s “Luke Cage” series star Mike Colter, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, and this season’s villain Mustafa Shakir (Bushmaster). Finn Jones, who stars as Danny Rand/Iron Fist on Marvel’s “Iron Fist”, joined showrunner Raven Metzner (Sleepy Hollow, Falling Skies) to tease season two of the fan favorite.

As part of the Nexflix Anime panel, fans heard from the creatives behind “Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle” (Toho producer Takashi Yoshizawa) and Castlevania co-executive producer Adi Shankar, who debuted the season two trailer of “Castlevania”.

Marvel’s “ Iron Fist” Season 2 features Danny Rand as he fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

It launches on Netflix on September 7.

Returning to Netflix for a second season, “Castlevania”, inspired by the classic video game series, is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself. Trevor Belmont, last survivor of his house, is no longer alone, and he and his misfit comrades race to find a way to save humanity from extinction at the hands of the grief-maddened Dracula and his sinister vampire war council.

“Castlevania” Season 2 will launch on Netflix on October 26.

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