Disney's Marvel division has signed a deal with Netflix to bring Daredevil (I liked the Affleck film, what of it?), Luke Cage (Power Man), Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and the Defenders to the streaming video service starting in 2015. Each character will get their own show, and then in Marvel Cinematic style, the Defenders will team them all together. Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment:
Calling this group the Defenders is a bit weird. Classically the Defenders were Hulk, Dr. Strange, Namor the Sub Mariner, and Silver Surfer, if memory serves. The lineup has varied wildly over the years, but I can't recall Daredevil, Power Man, or Iron Fist ever playing a huge part in the Defenders. Maybe Marvel figures Heroes for Hire didn't have enough of an Avengers-style ring to it? Either way, I'd rather good than accurate, so hopefully this will be good. (Agents of SHIELD, the first Marvel series currently airing on ABC got off to a rocky start, quality-wise, though recent episodes have been an improvement.)
Also, hopefully this opens the door for a phase 2-style expansion as well, since the "Marvel Knights" line is filled with interesting stories to tell, including Moon Knight, Ronin, Cloak & Dagger, Colleen Wing, Misty Night, and more. Hey, I'd even love to see Power Pack brought to Netflix. Because.
Anyone else trying to hit fast forward to 2015? Watching all this on our iPhone 6S, iPad Helium, and iWatches is going to be excelsior-mazing, right?
Source: Marvel Entertainment; Image: Comic Book Artwork
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Why not call them Heroes for Hire? That was an interesting concept that could work for the show. Oh well, I'm glad to see second and third tier heroes that wouldn't get movies being used for tv shows. I'll be interested in seeing how this all works out. And I liked the Daredevil movie too.
I'm fairly certain a Power Pack tv show could be the greatest thing I didn't know I wanted.
And this is really exciting. The characters, though popular, are arguably B list in comparison to what ends up on the movie screen. I love the "lesser touted" Marvel lines and cannot wait. Netflix, you've locked me in for another couple years!
Another thumbs up for the Daredevil movie. I like Elektra, too. Would love to see some mutant expansion, too, such as Excalibur and, of course, Alpha Flight! (Though I am assuming this can't happen because Fox owns the rights to X-Men related films) 'Nuff said. Sent from the iMore App
I have 2cents for Green Lantern and Hulk's first movies: They were origin stories. Sometimes they are not as action-oriented as you want but they want to bring you into who the heroes are. And Pilots for shows are that also: Origin stories. I never review a show based on its pilot or a game based on the demo. They will always be a little different, so give them time. I hope that Agent Hill has more screen time in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. If you watch Disney XD Spidey teams up with: PowerMan, NOVA, White Tiger, Iron Fist. Maybe Netflix will have something with Howard the Duck who was mentioned in an episode of Ultimate Spiderman.
I think if there is a season 2, she will be more involved, but not a regular as she seems to be a level above. I did enjoy seeing Agent Blake, aka the Man in Black from Lost. Could add him to a semi- regular cast member. Sent from the iMore App
Adding to my Ultimate Spiderman talk: Phil Coulson is voiced by Clark Gregg. So, does it link up with the Second Avengers movie? Time will Tell...
Still no Doctor Strange. sigh
Doctor Strange is probably a bigger film. I think it could hold a feature film by itself. Refer back to the Doctor Strange animated film for reference.
Cool hope it works out, we need more theatre movies, I'm a big fan of the Marvel and DC animated stuff, Disney XD is pretty good Avengers Assemble is great and HULK Agents of SMASH is ok, but it's all good, let's see more. Sent from the iMore App
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