It seems that Marvel can’t stop delivering the goods. Not that we would want them to either. Just this past Thursday, the television branch of Marvel announced they were teaming up with the streaming media buffet known as Netflix. Starting in 2015, they plan on bringing us not one, not two, not three……but FOUR “serialized programs” which will culminate into a mini-series superhero team event – Defenders. Fans of Hell’s Kitchen heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage should be in for real treat. Almost all those listed have at one time or another been on the Defenders team roster so if it plays out the way we’re thinking, we could get pretty cool origin stories that will transform into an Avengers-like sage for the smaller screen. Of course, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed and hope they don’t stray too far from the source material.
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 self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
Daredevil To Kick Things Off
Up first will be the “Man Without Fear” …..Matt Murdock a.k.a. Daredevil. One of my all-time personal favorite superheroes, This is the one I can’t wait for the most. I collected a nice amount of his comics growing up and I was probably 1 out of the 5 people who loved the movie. This news is still brand new so I wouldn’t expect any real info on cast yet. As with most projects like this, expect to hear news of a writer then director first. DD is probably the better known hero of the group so it’s wise choice to give him the starting nod. Netflix has plenty to work with in regards to material.
Over the DC Comics HQ, we’ve already learned that the successful CW series Arrow will get a Flash tie-in which will no doubt help fuel the Justice League fire. So who knows? If this goes well for Marvel and that goes well for DC then there’s no limit to what we can expect. The comic book universe doors have just opened a little wider.
Glad Marvel got the Daredevil license back – maybe they will do a better job with the character.