Marvel Television, Netflix, and ABC have all been working as a team for three years, and they have successfully made some of the most appreciated comic book adaptations that ever existed. Daredevil to The Defenders, the studios have carved the space for small-scale superhero stories, and Netflix is delighted to be a part of most projects; it is planning to spend $8 billion on original content next year, and we expect their partnership with Marvel to go on.
Right now there is no new original Marvel series announced on Netflix, but, just sequels for running shows, thus, the question is about what next. Will they enter into the supernatural elements or will they continue with the realistic, gutsy Marvel Comics characters?
Heroes for Hire
It is obvious. Luke Cage and Iron Fist have got second seasons on Netflix, but, we want to see them join hands to become ‘Heroes for Hire.’ The legendary Marvel Comics duo came together in August’s The Defenders and later they had a fight which showed some superb character moments which left the fans wanting more.
Danny Rand will be there on the Luke Cage season 2, and Mike Colter teases that there will be some ‘Heroes for Hire’ stuff in it, but, only briefly. “There are people that love the idea of Heroes for Hire,” the actor said. “When people saw The Defenders, they thought the relationship was good between Finn and I, and they are curious. They want to see more of that. He will bring some fresh blood in the new season, and I’m hoping that people will respond to it well.”
Maybe all it needs is strong lobbying by fans after Luke Cage Season 2 to get a show featuring Power Man and Iron Fist duo!
Daughters of the Dragon
Misty Knight met Colleen Wing during Marvel’s The Defenders. However, their ties are much deeper in comics. The duo is known as the Daughters of the Dragon and is never distant from the ‘Heroes for Hire.’
Misty Knight will feature in Iron Fist Season 2, and Danny Rand will be seen in Luke Cage Season 2. Thus, they have enough time for ice-breakers. We will be happy with a mini-series featuring Misty’s detective talent and Colleen’s fighting prowess, and Marvel/Netflix duo might just get another hit show.
Moon Knight needs his own series; plain and simple. Marc Spector is one character that fans definitely want on Marvel’s Netflix line up. Moon Knight’s character has a lot to offer, and a solo film can’t be enough, but, 10 or 13 episodes could be the best bet.
He is former militant revived by Egyptian god Khonshu, and he delivers justice brutally to New York criminals. The character has depth, but, he has sanity issues which cause him take up different identities and face difficult mental situations. He has complexity that we haven’t yet seen in a comic book adaptation. Thus, it is fair to ask Marvel and Netflix for it.
Ghost Rider is already entrenched in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., courtesy Marvel Television and fans loved him. Robbie Reyes was shown at the start of Season 4 and fans have been asking for the character to get his own show. A Ghost Rider show based on Reyes will allow Marvel to narrate a gripping tale which is nothing like the Nicolas Cage films. On the other hand, Johnny Blaze might come onboard to support the series’ main characters.
Gabriel Luna (Reyes) has enough talent to handle a series, and he has expressed his wish to play the role whichever way Marvel decides. Rey’s origin story would be great to watch, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has proven that VFX is not beyond TV budget.
You might have expected this one, but, Blade needs to be made for TV. Rumors have been going on for a Blade Netflix series, and Eric Brooks would be apt to be a part of the dark, gutsy Marvel/Netflix universe.
It can be said that Blade featuring Wesley Snipes gave the boost to comic book adaptation mania, and he has been vocal about coming back to reprise the role. Introduce a young female to play Fallon Grey, Blade’s daughter and the story is on. The Blade can mentor his daughter to battle vampire crowds with unlimited action and mayhem. Bring it on!
Jeremy Renner has confirmed that Hawkeye series isn’t happening, but, it doesn’t mean that it won’t happen. Clint Barton is a key Avenger, and MCU has failed to explore him. Thus, a Netflix show can take care of the problem.
Marvel bringing Hawkeye to Netflix might pave the way for a fascinating twist called Kate Bishop. Marvel Comics see Bishop replace Barton during Civil War II and has an endearing personality to suit the series. Matt Fraction’s 2012 publication of Hawkeye showed Barton guide Bishop in his spare time and it would be fun to watch in live-action.
Jessica Jones is the only lady to have her own series. Therefore, it is apt that Marvel and Netflix bring in more powerful females who can run a show. The ideal choice would be She-Hulk aka Jennifer Walters.
The character has enough to suit Netflix. Walters’s career as a lawyer and her ties with her cousin Bruce Banner might be Marvel’s Better Call Saul with deep links to MCU. A courtroom drama can also leave the door open for Matt Murdock to step in later. Don’t forget “it’s all connected.”
Vincent D’Onofrio’s portrayal of Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin is special. The senior actor brings depth and belief to a character which fans could have only imagined, and that’s why he is worthy of his own Netflix series. Fisk lords over most of the criminal underbelly of New York and alongside his appearance for Daredevil Season 3, he would have a grand time.
Daredevil’s original showrunner, Steven S. DeKnight recently tweeted that “be down for a six ep Return of the King miniseries” with D’Onofrio. Return of the King is a Marvel Comics tale showing Fisk join Daredevil to exact revenge on The Hand who had killed his lady love.
The Punisheris available to stream on Netflix, and it features Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Daniel Webber as Lewis Walcott, ShohrehAghdashloo as Farah Madani, and Paul Schulze as Rawlins.