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Wyrminarrd
October 15th, 2013, 06:37 AM
http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/179779-marvel-studios-plans-massive-small-screen-expansion

Sounds really good to me, I would love more superhero based tv shows. If I were picking the shows I´d go with the following:

Punisher
Daredevil
Heroes for Hire
Dr. Strange

The first three offer a lot of crossover potential while the fourth would make for a great supernatural style show.

Spimman
October 15th, 2013, 12:03 PM
Sounds like it could be pretty cool. Sci-fi super heros are really mainstream and marketable like never before so I could definitely see this happening.

hedwig
October 15th, 2013, 07:10 PM
Guess it shows how old I am, since I don't recognize any of these. :p

Gollumpus
October 15th, 2013, 08:21 PM
http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/179779-marvel-studios-plans-massive-small-screen-expansion

Sounds really good to me, I would love more superhero based tv shows. If I were picking the shows I´d go with the following:

Punisher
Daredevil
Heroes for Hire
Dr. Strange

The first three offer a lot of crossover potential while the fourth would make for a great supernatural style show.

Interesting news.

Likely the most significant factor in determining which show(s) make it for serious discussion will be potential costs. Of the titles suggested, I suspect that Punisher would require the least amount of CGI and special effects. Dr. Strange and Heroes for Hire (depending on who is in the group) could cost a whack of cash. Daredevil could be somewhere in between.

(small spoilers related to episodes 1 and 3)

With the idea of keeping costs down, I think it's not too surprising that we haven't seen a lot of super heroes running around in S.H.I.E.L.D. To date we've seen a limited amount of a potential "Luke Cage" and the potential for "Gravitron".

regards,
G.

Wyrminarrd
October 16th, 2013, 05:55 AM
I actually think that Dr. Strange could work really well on tv. Obviously the magical effects would have to be less impressive than in a movie but they should be possible. They might have to tone down some of the extra dimensional stuff, at least compared to how it's shown in the comics :)

Edit: I personally think that these new shows might be better served by creating a brand new Marvel TV-verse. That way they can start fresh and write the stories they want to write without having to worry about stepping on the toes of the movies.

Gollumpus
October 18th, 2013, 09:16 PM
I actually think that Dr. Strange could work really well on tv. Obviously the magical effects would have to be less impressive than in a movie but they should be possible. They might have to tone down some of the extra dimensional stuff, at least compared to how it's shown in the comics :)

I do admit that I was always amazed by the Steve Ditko artwork in those comics, so there's a lot for them to live up to.

http://www.invisiblebooks.com/planes.jpg



Hopefully the effects would be better those seen in "The Raven", with Vincent Price and Boris Karloff. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2gBhMdJ23Q





Edit: I personally think that these new shows might be better served by creating a brand new Marvel TV-verse. That way they can start fresh and write the stories they want to write without having to worry about stepping on the toes of the movies.

They could go to a story of the month kind of show. One month they deal with a S.H.I.E.L.D. theme, the next could involve something to do with the Avengers, or one of the shows based on characters you have suggested. Obviously they won't use the movie cast (except perhaps in cameos?).

They could use some of the lesser lights of the Marvel universe and see how they are accepted by the viewing audience. The Avengers have a huge roster of members which could be used.

Maybe they could even try Howard the Duck? :P


regards,
G.

knowles2
October 19th, 2013, 10:31 AM
Daredevil could be an interesting combination of legal drama in the courtroom and action. But would require some seriously good writing. But it has good potential of perhaps accessing a wider audience than the rest of them.

I don't think Punisher would work on Network TV, not without it being heavily toned down. It could be a good show for a cable network through.

Hero for hire would give a Marvel a chance to monetise some of its smaller lesser known characters.

Wyrminarrd
October 19th, 2013, 12:15 PM
I´m kind of hoping that this ends up going to Netflix or Amazon rather than a network. That way they could have a seriously dark, violent Punisher show set in the same universe as a more typical case of the week show like Heroes for Hire.

Wyrminarrd
November 7th, 2013, 08:40 AM
Marvel and Netflix have signed a deal to produce four 13 episode series and one mini series :)

http://www.blastr.com/2013-11-7/wow-netflix-signed-huge-deal-marvel-daredevil-luke-cage-series-more

The shows are:

Daredevil
Jessica Jones
Luke Cage
Iron Fist

And the mini series is "The Defenders"

I guess I just might have to subscribe to Netflix if these shows turn out all right :jack_new_anime07:

Starship Trooper
November 7th, 2013, 09:02 AM
Guess it shows how old I am, since I don't recognize any of these. :p

Hedwig, those Marvel characters/series have been around since the 60s and 70s. How old are you? :p