Daredevil, Luke Cage and the Defenders are Coming to Netflix!
Holy Guacamole, people! This is Earth-shattering news! Marvel and Disney have teamed up with Netflix to produce four live action superhero TV shows, which will eventually culminate in a Defenders team-up spectacular. There are going to be live action Netflix shows for Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones!
Move over, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., looks like Marvel is going to make live-action superhero TV after all.
I don’t even really know how to fathom this information. It’s beyond exiting! Everybody has been clamoring for Marvel to do something with Daredevil since they got the rights back a few years ago, and a TV show is a much better, and much cooler idea than just a new movie reboot. Add along Luke Cage and the rest and we’ve got the makings of something truly exciting!
It seems Marvel wants to do for TV what they did for movies with their Phase 1 films all leading to The Avengers. If it worked once, it can definitely work again!
The shows will launch in 2015, and apparently they’ve signed up for 13 episodes each, leading to the big Defenders mini-series at the end. The shows will all be connected by the Hells Kitchen setting.
“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”
All of this is just…just wow! I’m getting chills over here. It’s like the people at Marvel and Disney are really sitting down and coming up with the coolest possibly uses for all of their characters and properties. Could we really possibly live in a world as beautiful as that?