ByMuhammad Abdullah, writer at
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News has been floating around recently that Marvel Studios is developing a half-hour comedy TV series in collaboration with ABC. In the comics, Damage Control is a construction company whose job is to repair property damage caused by superhero and super-villain conflicts. The employees have met many superheroes and villains. They have fought alongside the X-Men and have even met the Silver Surfer and Galactus.

Now there is a possibility that Damage Control might aid in the damage to the Marvel franchise, however, there’s also a chance that it might work really well for Marvel due to these facts and figures:

1. Destruction Explained

Seriously! Who's gonna pay for that?
Seriously! Who's gonna pay for that?

A major flaw in superhero movies is that although the crashes and ‘Booms’ in them are great, the aftermath of battles are not shown properly. Everything turns out good in the end, and everybody ignores the fact that a lot of damage to property and life has taken place. Damage Control may fill up that gap as we’ll see detailed outcomes of various fights that cannot be shown in the movies.

2. It’s a Comedy

Marvel has given us tons of laughter in its movies. The sudden unexpected puns that we see in somewhat serious situations is its specialty. But can it deal with a fully fledged comedy? In my opinion, if it does the job of making the audience laugh in the movies perfectly, it might also do it in a comedy series.

3. Superhero Cameos

"Look at Mr. Smiles over here."-Rocket
"Look at Mr. Smiles over here."-Rocket

There would be several superhero cameos most probably. We may also witness the aftershock of past battles. A flashback of the Hulk rampaging on Chitauri monsters during the NYC battle, or Iron Man talking to the company head about important issues would be fun to watch.

4. It’s Freaking Marvel!

Marvel always has a way of making things work (well, most of the time). Its venture into the gritty world was a huge success. Daredevil was way too dark for Marvel, but it turned out to be really good. A plunge into pure comedy might work as well.


What are your thoughts?


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