Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Netflix Marvel Cinematic Universe Plan

There seem to be a lot of people who are ready to lash at Marvel. I think they do this simply because Marvel has been so stinking successful so far. When something lesser like "Age of Ultron" comes around, people will claim its the worst thing to ever happen to humanity simply because it is not on par with everything else Marvel has made. I stand by my review of that movie from back in early May. I think the movie has lots of problems, but I still gave the movie a B+. It is still big entertainment and it seems to be promise that this universe will expand more and more. There has never been a franchise of film like this before and that alone is bracing.

As the MCU expands its universe through movies, it is also seemingly expanding its universe through television.

I was a huge fan of "Marvel's Daredevil" and I am overly excited that the show got a second season. But like many of you, I have wondered about the other three shows getting introduced, as well as the mini-series to come. Netflix shed some light on that today. The plan is to have a Marvel show out every six months. That's right, every six months. That is quite the schedule. I don't know if Kevin Feige thought these shows would be so popular, but I bet "Daredevil" exceeded lots of expectations. We will officially get "Jessica Jones" at the end of 2015. Which means, I think its safe to say that "Daredevil" season two and Luke Cage will come 2016. Then "Iron Fist" and "Defenders" in 2017? Who knows. It seems this schedule is changing rigorously. Netflix already plans to introduce The Punisher in "Daredevil" season two, and they said today that its "a possibility" that Punisher could get his own spin-off. There is also a rumor of doing a "Thunderbolts" show as well.

No matter what, I think Netflix is a great platform for Marvel to introduce lots of their second-tier superheroes and let them shine in their own right. I can't wait to see what the future holds for them, and how they continue to expand upon the gigantic story they are telling.

The report also says that it is also not out of the realm of possibility that some of these Netflix heroes may suit up for one of the MCU movies, which would be all sorts of awesome.

I will be keeping my eye on this story as it progresses.


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