Marvel Mutterings: More Marvel on TV & Cinema!

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Whether it’s Fox, Sony or the Marvel stable themselves, here are the world-wide witterings!

ABC green-lighting a new TV show, and NetFlix 5 new TV shows might still evolve into films!

Well, the internet quite literally lost its mind yesterday as various sites announced a Marvel fan’s proverbial wet-dream! In short, Disney had their quarterly stock update / earnings call yesterday (should you buy shares or not, can you expect a dividend etc), and in the conference call, CEO Bob Iger elaborated on the Netflix deal and another TV project. When asked about Marvel’s deal with Netflix, Iger said the company realized there were only so many shows they could fit on their platforms, which includes the animated shows on Disney XD and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on the ABC network. He then went on to say that ABC has another Marvel series in development, and though he wouldn’t say what character or series it is based on, but the web seems to be betting on the Peggy Carter vehicle being touted around: Agent Carter TV series.

He then continued on the Netflix deal, saying that due to the huge character portfolio within Marvel, it’s simply not possible to put them all on the big screen. He confirmed that the characters announced yesterday as having their own series on Netflix, including Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones, are “not among the most popular” and were never likely to get their own cinematic film anyway.

So what exactly is being planned? Marvel have by their own admission agreed to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series  programming event. Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica  Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of  heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York.  Netflix has committed to  a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of heroic characters.

Speaking also on the Disney call, senior exec Jay Rasulo was a tiny bit dismissive of the potential pulling power of Daredevil, but admitted that if the Netflix TV series performs well they’ll consider bringing him back to the big screen…. because releasing a film about a space tree and a racoon with a gun is a much more popular bet, right? I guess, they haven’t forgiven Affleck even if DC & Warner have…

Source: SuperHeroHype, Marvel, Bleeding Cool

GS Reporter: SilverFox

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