With Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and Smallville, DC Comics pretty much has made. Marvel hasn't really stepped into the game until recently and even their future projects are straight to Netflix (Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and DareDevil). It got me thinking what other characters would be a great idea for Marvel to jump on.
Who is Marc Spector (A.k.a. Steven Grant a.k.a. Jake Lockley a.k.a. Moon Knight)? Think of Bruce Wayne with all the money, skill, toughness, and gadgets, but he is bat poop insane. I don't mean insane as in he's more violent and overly brutal and enjoys it (even though he is and sometimes he does), but he hears voices and has multiple personalities and one of the personalities is the forgotten Egyptian God Khonshu who may or may not actually be real. On top of the Egyptian god, he's also heard voices of Wolverine, Spider-Man, and Captain America and even adopted their personalities and fighting styles during fights. But why would Moon Knight make a great TV show? The biggest reason is because he does the one thing that Batman won't do. He will a villain given the chance. While sometimes he's struggles not to kill someone, he definitely will if they deserve it.
Moon Kinght doesn't have the ruthless gallery of villains or side characters that Batman or Wolverine have, but his group of partners make up for it. There's his on again off again girlfriend who's an archaeologist and trained killer. She looks dainty, but she will fight anybody who tries to take her on. Then there is a guy called The Profile. An arrogant and self righteous dirt bag. He can see how people will react given a certain situation and being the scumbag that he is, he always uses it for his own personal gain. He can read Marc Spector, but for some reason he just can't read Moon Knight. The sight of him in his Moon Knight vestments. There is also his partner and pilot Jean-Paul DuChamp. Despite a mission that cost him his legs, he is not someone to be messed with. He can more than handle himself with prosthetic legs.
Lastly, every hero needs an nemesis. While Bushman would be the physical embodiment of his rival, his real nemesis would be Khonshu. Khonshu resurrected Spector multiple times to be his avatar and his right hand of vengeance on Earth. Spector spends a lot of his time trying to become a better person, but every time he thinks he's on the right path, Khonshu drags him right back down. Khonshu is also flat out hilarious. When Moon Knight is beating down crooks, sometimes he will bust into song singing "Oh no you di'in" or when Spector was talking to Steve Rogers, he manifested himself to Spector dressed in a Nazi uniform begging him to kill Cap. Khonshu might even be the reason people tune in. He's that good.
This has to be a Cinemax, Showtime, or HBO show. It has to allowed to push the limits without restrictions. It would even work as an Adult Swim Cartoon.
We all know Peter Parker and his story. His Uncle died and he could have stopped it. Great power and responsibility. I think it's time to promote a new and completely different Spider-Man. A Spider-Man that is more realistic. Miles Morales is that Spider-Man. While it's a little easier to defeat a guy made of sand or electricity when you know their exact genetic makeup and how exactly to mix up the chemicals perfectly to make a webbing that can stick to both of them and capture them before S.H.I.E.L.D. can get there late (per usual). Miles Morales is just an average teenager who got bit by a spider (it always has to be this way for some reason) and jumped in head first into a world full of insane villains and people who think his costume and name are all in bad taste (Peter Parker just died weeks prior to his superhero career).
Miles Morales is just as funny as Peter Parker without all of the self deprivation and pitty parties. I can't really tell if he is any weaker or stronger than his predecessor, but he is equally as agile and fast. There are three things that Miles has that Peter doesn't. One is a venom blast that shocks a persons when he touches them, a camouflage mode that makes him invisible, and he is infinitely more ruthless than Peter ever was. Maybe it was the way he was raised, maybe it was the different spider that bit him, but Miles definitely goes at his enemies with a lot more ferocity than Peter does. Less wining and more action.
Miles' cast of characters is pretty small. His mom and dad, his best friend Ganke (Who's pretty much his tech guy in a way) and his criminal Uncle Aaron also known as The Prowler. His Uncle is a dirtbag. Period. He uses people whenever he can and even played on his Nephew's emotions. He knew his dad hated people with powers and used that to make him do a job for him. Thankfully, he gets what he deserves.
Peter's Aunt May, Gwen Stacy, and MJ also pop up to let Miles know they support him in carrying on Peter's legacy. There were some really cool and sweet moments when Miles first became Spider-Man and when he was having a inner conflict on whether or not to quit.
This should end up on Disney XD. It would fit right in with any of the current cartoon lineups. There is no way people don't fall in love with Miles Morales.
What is the one thing that makes a great hero? A really messed up back story. So, first she gets sick as a kid after too much exposure from uranium her father the scientist was using and he injects her with experimental spider venom and puts her into stasis for years to make it work. Thankfully the stasis slows down her aging. Years later, she is taken out of stasis by a The High Evolutionary (Google him. The guy is wacky) who worked with her father (who left her in stasis. Father of the year). She's ostracized by his creations the New Men (Seriously, that's what they're called) so Jessica decides to leave them. Soon after she leaves her former mountain home, she is kidnapped by Hydra and brainwashed. She falls in love with one of the Hydra agents who's later captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. This was all and ploy into tricking into killing head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury. She overcomes the brainwashing and remembers that she is just an evolved spider because of the experimental spider venom her dad injected her with. After her memories came crashing back, Jessica would leave the scene and start wandering the woods.
While Jessica was lost in the woods, she again and is recaptured and hypnotized by HYDRA. She later becomes an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., lose full control of her powers and forced out of S.H.I.E.L.D., becomes a private detective, gets beaten by and threatened by Hydra to regain her powers and go back to S.H.I.E.L.D. . Nick Fury tells her to join and become his agent in Hydra.He would feed her intell to give to Hydra and she would feed him Hydra secrets.. She accepts Fury's offer. BUT the Hydra agents were actually Skrulls who used her as a way for their Queen to infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers, and Hydra.
After the Skrulls lose, most people on Earth can't stand the sight of Jessica because it was her face that the Skrulls used to infiltrate their teams. Thankfully Wolverine recognized that it wasn't her fault and brought her in with his group of Avengers. On top of her Avengers affiliation, Abigail Brand recruits her to become an agent of S.W.O.R.D. (Intergalactic branch of S.H.I.E.L.D.). She could search the world for extraterrestrial things and take out her frustrations beating the crap out of them.
Seriously, who wouldn't watch that?
This is totally a show for Fox or The CW. The show doesn't need to be extra violent or overly sexual. The stories and the character is enough. Drew is crafty, funny, tough, and smart. She's pretty much like Buffy the Vampire slayer but she's got cool power (she flies, shoots venom blasts, sticks to walls, and has a pheromone power that makes guys do what she wants).
To the people reading, I'd like to know who you would cast for each character?