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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