With Daredevil poised to hit Netflix and Marvel poised to develop their streaming properties there are lot of exciting possibilities for characters and teams to come to the small screen that didn’t exist even two year ago.
With that in mind, Major Spoilers humbly present you with Top 5 Comic Properties Marvel Needs to Develop for Netflix:
#5. HEROES FOR HIRE
“But, there’s going to be a Defenders series!” Sure, that’s awesomely well and good, but imagine this as the first team-up between Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones, very street level and using Jessica’s office they create Heroes for Hire as an agency to bring in some more money, pay their bills and tackle the tough-as-nails cases that Jessica’s normal detective-ing is not poised to handle.
There’s even the opportunity to go a little lighter and sillier, heck, throw a “Sweet Christmas!” in there, before Defenders sweeps in and treats the characters with a lot more grit and grime.
#4. FF – the Future Foundation
Yup! All the weird alien kids! Do the Future Foundation as an animated series in Mike Allred’s style from the most recent Marvel series and keep it real kid friendly. You can have the Fantastic Four cameo, but the series is really about the truly alien qualities each character possesses and the strange, though genuine, interactions that they share as they all try to grow together.
… and, yes, Marvel does not currently own the Future Foundation because they fall into the Fantastic Four camp, but this is a dream list.
The original team for this Thunderbolts series. Live action cast full of unknowns who can do most of their own stunts. The Thunderbolts can come across Heroes for Hire and we can have a crossover turf war between the two series in a big finale event.
Thunderbolts would give Marvel a chance to move toward the grim and gritty where the Future Foundation welcomes levity.
Right, Marvel doesn’t own X-Statix because they are an extension of the X-Men properties, but leaving that aside, I really think X-Statix is a truly strange series that could spread its wings and soar on Netflix as opposed to in a cinematic release.
Characters like Doop, for example, could be an accessible character to viewers of all ages and would provide ground for crossovers with the Future Foundation television show if it were also presented in an animated style. X-Statix would also allow the weird characters to show up – like Man-Thing … no seriously.
#1. YOUNG AVENGERS + KAMALA KHAN
Much like Thunderbolts, my caveat is that this show be with the original team as opposed to the All New Marvel Now incarnation, with the second caveat that we throw in Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel in order to get an additional female on the team and a female who is a person of colour.
Young Avengers as a superhero team meets team drama would fill a market that Netflix original content is not paying any real attention to that has such a wealth of strong material to pull from. Plus, if the character really take, there’s always the opportunity to move those actors playing those same characters into whatever Avengers movie is on the horizon.
Which Marvel property would you like to see get the Netflix treatment? Let us know in the comments below![signoff predefined=”PayPal Donation” icon=”icon-cog”][/signoff]