Marvel Entertainment and Netflix have just announced their newest exclsuive partnership deal — Marvel TV will produce four separate live-action adventure shows that will air on the Internet streaming service. All four programs will focus on a number of heroes, while a mini-series event will culminate in a superhero team-up similiar to The Avengers.
Each of the four shows will focus on the four heroes listed below, in order of who will appear first and last:
It's now being reported that Drew Goddard has signed on to write the script for the Daredevil Netflix series. This is good news, folks. Goddard's writing credits can be tied to World War Z and The Cabin in the Woods.
Each of the shows dedicated to each Marvel character will feature elements of the comic book company's interpretation of Hell's Kitchen, New York. Each series will feature 13 episodes and lead to a mini-series finale that will feature all four superheros — The Defenders.
Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment, spoke about this unprecedented deal in a press release:
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 Marvels specialty. 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.
In the same press release, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos spoke about the success of Marvel's film properties on Netflix:
Marvel's movies, such as 'Iron Man' and 'Marvel's The Avengers,' are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels. With 'House of Cards' and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we're thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.
Okay, so now we know who's going to get their own shows. So how awesome are these heroes and should play them?
Daredevil (Matt Murdock) is the super mobile hero who fights on the streets of Hell's Kitchen, New York. As a blind man, he uses his other senses to their fullest potential as he fights off villains such as Bullseye and The Kingpin. So who should play him?
Jessica Jones was former super heroine who once fought crime under the nicknames Jewel, Knightress, and currently Power Woman. She now works as the owner and sole private detective of Alias Private Investigations. So who should play her?
Iron Fist (Daniel "Danny" Rand-K'ai) is Marvel's martial arts-themed superhero/comic book series. Daniel acquires the power of the Iron Fist, a power that has existed for centuries. Iron Fist has fought alongside Luke Cage in the Marvel team up, Heroes for Hire. So who should play him?
Luke Cage (born Carl Lucas and also called Power Man) was once a streetwise thug who made his dealings in a life of crime. He gained his superhuman abilities (steel-hard skin and mega strength) after undergoing an experimental medical procedure. Luke Cage ran alongside Iron Fist during their mini-series run. So who should play him?