Now, with Jessica Jones finally gaining an official release date (clear your calendars come November 20th, gang), you might have thought that all Marvel/Netflix-related attention would currently be on that series, alongside next year's Daredevil season 2.
That, however, would mean forgetting one of the cardinal rules of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: there's always something else on the horizon.
Or rather, in this case, a whole lot of something elses. Y'see, according to PeeltheOrange.net, Marvel might just already be planning a whole new batch of Netflix shows, set to debut from 2018 on. And as it turns out:
There Could Be Some Pretty Epic Superheroes on Their Way to Netflix
According to PeeltheOrange's sources, at any rate, we could well soon be set to see full Netflix series' starring:
Which, seeing as the Batman-alike Marc 'Moon Knight' Spector has long been rumored to be making his way to the MCU in some capacity, would make a lot of sense.
Which, similarly, would make sense, seeing as uber-vigilante the Punisher is already set to debut in the MCU in 2016, played by Jon Bernthal...
Which, seeing as cyborg killing machine Deathlok has already appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would be...a little odd, seeing as there's probably very little chance of the same Deathlok being transferred over.
Which...would be awesome, whether it makes sense or not. Principally because the comic book Jessica 'Spider-Woman' Drew is a ridiculously bad-ass (only loosely spider-themed) secret agent.
The big question, though?
Will All/Any of That Actually Happen?
Well, maybe. On the one hand, there's some plausible stuff in there - the Punisher, for instance, is pretty much guaranteed his own Netflix show at this point - but the inclusion of Deathlok (something of an odd fit both in terms of budget requirements and character) means this one should probably be taken with a slightly larger pinch of salt than usual.
The rigidity of the suggested scheduling (all four would apparently debut in 2018 and 2019) is particularly problematic, seeing as Marvel and Netflix seem set to play their scheduling by ear, with the more successful shows given fairly immediate second seasons (in the manner of Daredevil). Whether that would leave enough space for new additions in 2018 very much remains to be seen...