During an interview with ComicBook.com discussing Daredevil Season Two, Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb revealed that Marvel has some big plans for the small screen.
“It never stops. We have, in one way or the other, there’s nine or ten shows that are going. They’re going on in my brain. The idea is, much like when I was doing television and writing comics at the same time, it’s about telling stories, and making sure we are telling the best stories that we can.”
So if we are hearing this right, Marvel Television is about to blow up in a major way and could potentially be producing up to 10 television shows in the near future. We already have Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders. Let’s not count Agent Carter since the possibility of cancelation is almost certain. That means we currently have 6 of the 10 shows already. What could the possible 4 shows be?
Most Wanted/Damage Control
We know that Marvel has already ordered a pilot for Most Wanted and Damage Control, so let’s have them count as one for this list. Most Wanted will be a spin-off of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. following S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Bobbi and Hunter (ex-spouses) who seem to be on the run and no longer a part of S.H.I.E.L.D. and they are now going on their own adventure to clear their name.
We’ll probably find out what sets them on the run towards the end of this season on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC Television has already ordered a pilot of this show. Damage Control will mirror Marvel’s comic book series of the same name following the group of people responsible for being the cleanup crew for all superhero-related damages. Just imagine what they had to do following Avengers, Ant-Man, Winter Soldier, and Age of Ultron. ABC ordered a pilot for this show as well.
Moon Knight could be the next Marvel character to get the “Netflix treatment.” Moon Knight has always been “Marvel’s Batman” in the comic book world. The show would center on soldier-turned-mercenary Marc Spector who, after seeing atrocities while overseas and encountering the “Konshu Idol,” seems to develop powers and decides to turn his life around and become a crime fighter.
Like Batman, Spector does have considerable wealth to assist him in his crime fighting. Spector does deal with having multiple personalities and the insanity that results from it. He is also a “street-level” superhero, so he would fit right in with the other members of The Defenders.
Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan
Probably one of the most successful new characters in Marvel comic books, it’s almost a no-brainer for Kamala Khan to be introduced into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Because she “almost” shares her codename with Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel), and since Carol Danvers will be starring in Captain Marvel in 2019, it might be confusing. The show could be simply titled after her given name Kamala Khan.
This would be a great show because it would be another show to tie in the Inhumans arc that started with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and will eventually come to fruition with the Inhumans movie in 2019. What would be better than to have a show that centers on everyone’s favorite Inhuman, Jersey’s own Kamala Khan? With the success of ABC’s Quantico, audiences are liking new, diverse leads.
Kamala Khan is unique, being one of the few Muslim superheroes, whose storyline follows her being not only a teenage superhero (the Spider-Man route), but also more mature storylines that center on her experience as a Muslim in America. This could give Marvel television a great opportunity to show diversity as well as engaging storylines.
The Runaways would be a great addition for Marvel TV, either for Netflix or on ABC. It follows a group of teenagers who discover that all of their parents are part of a criminal organization called “The Pride” that is involved in all sorts of evil things. The teens then decide to “run away” from their parents, and form a superhero group dedicated to stopping their parents.
This would be a great show because not only does it deal with issues like atoning for your parents' sins, but also finding a new family among like-minded peers. They also deal with everyday teenage issues as well. Originally this comic book was supposed to be a Marvel Cinematic Universe film, but was put on hold for Guardians of the Galaxy (a good choice), so it may still exist as part of Phase 4 for the movies, but if not it would work great as a TV show.
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