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Monday, November 18, 2013

Marvel Partners With Netflix For Live Action T.V. Shows!

Well, it seems Marvel and Disney issued a press release earlier this month about some pretty big news concerning some Marvel Comics' favorite comic characters getting their own live action T.V. shows! Yep, you heard that correct.

Partnering with Netflix, some of Marvel's more street-level characters will get the light of day or be revamped into live action projects. One of these characters will be none other than Daredevil (Matt Murdock), and the Man Without Fear will be leading the pack in 2015. This show about the crime fighting adventures of Matt Murdock as Daredevil will be exclusively available on Netflix only. Please, please, please, I hope they start him off with the yellow and black costume and after a few episodes give him the classic red costume!

Iron Fist comic art
However, Daredevil isn't the only character to jump into live action T.V. As much as I was hoping for an Iron Fist live action movie, it seems he has instead been downgraded to one of the characters who will get his own T.V. series. It's cool that he will finally be brought to life on television, but let's face it: A movie would've been much cooler. Or, would it have been? Perhaps, those at Marvel realized that the character just wouldn't translate well in a full feature. Or, perhaps this T.V. series are setting up the character to gain more popularity for a soon-to-be possible silver screen debut.

Luke Cage Powerman image
Another character who will get some T.V. licking good spotlight is none other than Iron Fist's Hero For Hire partner Luke Cage, Powerman! Jessica Jones from the comic series Alias is also scheduled for her own show as well. So far the word is that all of these characters will then assemble for a Defenders T.V. show. Not exactly the Defenders I remember in the comics, so I'm scratching my head about that one.

Alias Jessica Jones art
Each character will have a minimum of four 13 episode series, which is pretty cool. I'm intrigued to see the first live action attempt for Iron Fist and Luke Cage just as comic fan.

As for the comic investing part of my brain, I'm hoping the T.V. shows will be super successful in gaining more popularity for these characters and their key issues will also see a nice jump in demand. Let's be truthful now - That would be friggin' great, and when it happens, I'm keeping a keen eye on my Marvel Premiere #15, first appearance of Iron Fist. If you're looking for a high grade copy, click the link to see where I've located a very nice CGC 9.4 Signature Series!

Personally, I'm pretty excited about this batch of news, and I'm hoping that this road Marvel and Netflix are taking will pave the path for these characters to eventually hitting the big screen in the future someday. Well, I mostly mean Luke Cage and Iron Fist, but I'd also love to see Daredevil get a reboot movie as well.

But who knows? Maybe the folks at Marvel and Disney have just decided that these characters will do better in a television series than a big budget blockbuster. Only time will tell, but keep a lookout for this happening in 2015. Looks like that year is gonna be huge for comic fans!

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