With the new Daredevil TV series hitting Netflix in 2015, it's unclear when we would see the other Marvel offering such as Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders mini-series appear on the popular online streaming service. We should get to see some footage from Daredevil later in October during this year's New York Comic Con, so stay tune for my coverage of the event for Moviepilot.com. If we use the cinematic universe as a template for what Marvel is trying to do with TV, what should we see in a Netflix Phase Two? After all, Marvel has hundreds of characters and storylines ripe for a small screen adaptation.
Cloak & Dagger
Also known as Ty Johnson & Tandy Bowen, Cloak & Dagger are two runaways who fled to New York City but were caught up in its seedy underbelly. They quickly became subjects of illegal experiments, which gave them superpowers. Although they are technically mutants (and therefore Twentieth Century Fox property), they might fall in the "special" grey area where Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch reside. Cloak & Dagger would make for a good Netflix TV show, if Marvel wants to go a darker route.
Cloak has the ability to absorb darkness, while Dagger can shoot beams of light. The pair patrol the mean streets of New York City, fighting crime and drug dealers, and helping runaways.
While there are three incarnations of the character, I would go with the third Union Jack - Joey Chapman. A working class super spy, Union Jack is the pinnacle of human strength with badass fighting skills and weapons. Marvel shoots a majority of their movies in England anyway, so why not pay tribute to Great Britain and make a new TV series with one of the country's greatest comic book characters.
Son of Satan
If the Marvel Cinematic Universe plans to go really, really weird with Doctor Strange in 2016, then the comic book movie studio should fully embrace it. Daimon Hellstrom (AKA Son of Satan) is the spawn of Satan and a moral woman. He could also be Marvel's answer to NBC's Constantine as an exorcist and magician. Hellstrom already has a connection to The Defenders and Luke Cage, so it seems like a logical fit for a Phase Two.
This is something every comic book fan is waiting for, Runaways is one of the most popular properties from Marvel Comics. And while many would like to see the team on the big screen, I really think that a TV series on Netflix would be better suited for the Runaways. It's the story of a group of superpowered teenagers who learn that their parents are actually part of a group of villains called "The Pride." They work together to bring down their parents and evil.
A film adaptation was in the works since 2008, but since the success of The Avengers, Marvel had to put the film on hold to focus on a new direction. I really think shorter episodic adventures would be the best way to go. An animated series would work too! Let's hope Marvel can convince Brian K. Vaughn and Joss Whedon to write this one!!